The regional grants program aims to support eligible charitable organisations providing services on the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba and North Queensland regions.

Charities and causes supported may fit within, but are not limited to community wellbeing, health, arts and culture, animal welfare, children and youth, education, environment, medical research, indigenous and religion which have the following characteristics:

  • One-off projects for a specific purpose
  • Demonstrate sustainability beyond the funding period
  • Strengthen the community
  • Reduce social disadvantage
  • Help find solutions to community problems
  • Benefit as many people as possible

This year 46 regional grants totalling $148,711 to grass roots Queensland charities were awarded.

Gold Coast Community Foundation logo
North Queensland Community Foundation
Sunshine Coast Community Foundation logo
Toowoomba Regionl Community Fund logo

2020 Gold Coast

OrganisationProject TitleGrant
Animal Welfare League of Qld IncOperation BLOOD LUST$2,000
Baby Give BackSafe Start Project$4,033
C3 Church Community ServicesGenuine Love Landscape$1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Queensland LimitedLittle Day Out$2,000
Family Drug SupportSupport the Family - Improve the Outcome$1,000
Horse Whispering Youth ProgramHorses Healing Young People Pathway Reconstruction$5,000
Kidney Health AustraliaBig Red Kidney Bus$5,000
Little Souls Taking Big StepsMaking a Brighter Future$4,205
My Community LegalCornerstone Project (Railway Street Expansion)$5,000
St John's Crisis CentreDrop- In-Centre Equipment Upgrade$2,000
Surf Life Saving Queensland Point Danger Branch IncUniforms for Volunteer Trainers & Assessors$2,000
The Humour FoundationThe Clown Doctors - Gold Coast University Hospital$2,000
Therapy and Dance Association IncTherapy and Dance 2020$2,000
Zephyr Education IncNew School, Fresh Start$3,000

2019 Gold Coast

OrganisationProject TitleGrant
Animal Welfare League QueenslandCritical Veterinary Upgrades$1,055
Aunties & Uncles QueenslandBuilding Tomorrow - One Child at a Time$4,550
Courage to Care NSWCourage to Care Gold Coast Exhibition$5,000
Cystic Fibrosis Queensland LimitedA Little Day Out$3,000
Hands to Hold LimitedHands Up Kids Club$3,180
Kids in Need AssociationSpine Surgery for Rudy$5,000
Life Education Centre Foundation QueenslandA Fresh New Look for Healthy Harold$3,500
Robina Community Legal CentreMy Community Legal Rebranding$5,000
The Humour FoundationGold Coast University Hospital Clown Doctors Program$4,629
The Migrant Centre Organisation Inc.Kaleidoscope - Express Yourself$3,000
Twin Towns Kindergarten Association Inc.Upgrade of Security and Safety$4,417

2020 North Queensland

OrganisationProject TitleGrant
ADRA Community Pantry TownsvillePurchase of Commercial Refrigerator$5,000
Arcadian Surf Life Saving ClubRefurbishment of Alma Bay Clubhouse First Aid Room$1,000
Court NetworkCultural Competency Training for Volunteers$2,000
Eczema Support Australia LtdEczema School Kit and Advocacy Project - North Queensland$2,850
Kalyan Youth Service IncIT Savvy Kalyan$1,716
Kidney Support Network IncClothing Volunteers$2,500
Supporters of 65 Roses IncNebuliser Maintenance Equipment for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Children and Young Adults in North Queensland$5,030
The Pyjama FoundationThe Love of Learning Program - Townsville$3,000
The Townsville Hospital FoundationCardiac Investigations Unit - Waiting Room Murals$3,000
Tully Nursing Home IncOutdoor Area$2,000
Umi Arts LimitedBringing Art and Culture Back to Community$2,000
Zephyr Education IncBreaking the Cycle$5,000

2019 North Queensland

OrganisationProject TitleGrant
99.9 Live FMOutside Broadcast (OB) Equipment$3,600
Bowen Meals on Wheels Inc.24 Month Internet Connection Plan$1,069
Cystic Fibrosis Queensland LimitedA Little Day Out$3,200
Hear and Say - Centre for Deaf Children LimitedNQ COMET Program$5,200
Rosies Youth Mission IncVan Fit-Out$5,000
The Oasis Townsville LimitedArt and Craft Program$4,095
The Pyjama FoundationThe Love of Learning Program$3,216
Towers Players Inc.Projecting for the Future$5,000
Townsville Maritime Museum LimitedDeveloping Formal and Non-formal School Education Activities$5,000

2020 Sunshine Coast

OrganisationProject TitleGrant
Eczema Support Australia LtdEczema School Kit and Advocacy Project - Sunshine Coast$1,900
Katie Rose Cottage Hospice LtdHospice CCTV System$8,000
Maroochydore State Emergency ServiceLife Saving and Support equipment$2,415
STEPS Charity LtdImproved Accessibility to STEPS Nursery for Volunteers and Customers$3,043
Sunshine ButterfliesPurchase of a Double Horse Float for Our Backyard$8,000
Youth Plus Foundation4WD Fit Out for Work Readiness Projects and Outdoor Adventure Based Learning Activities$4,865
Zephyr Education IncStanding Tall - Helping Kids Affected by Domestic Violence Restart School$8,000

2019 Sunshine Coast

OrganisationProject TitleGrant
Connect Community Plus kidsSoftware Program$3,000
Fusion Australia Limited (Sunshine Coast)Shade Sails to Communal Courtyard$3,000
Global Care Australia trading as Suncoast Christian CareFresh Cold Food Storage$1,969
Hope Reins Inc.Office Equipment$2,406
Lily HouseValued Volunteers Training$400
Peregian Beach Community CollegeThe Chrysalis Stage$2,000
SevGen Indigenous CorporationThe Deadly Espresso Cafe "Eco-Culture" Expansion$2,500
Smart Pups Assistance Dogs for Special Needs ChildrenPuppy Program$5,000
Sunshine ButterfliesChippies Corner Expansion - Tool Purchase$4,541
Sunshine Coast Children's Therapy CentreNew Evidence-Based Group Programs for Children and Young People$3,000

2020 Toowoomba

OrganisationProject TitleGrant
Cancer Patients FoundationLook Good Feel Better$3,000
Carbal Medical ServicesHygiene Packs$3,000
Cystic Fibrosis Queensland LimitedLittle Day Out$1,500
Eczema Support Australia LtdEczema School Kit and Advocacy Project - Toowoomba$2,850
Emerge Toowoomba IncPurchase of PA system$1,500
Eva's Place Pregnancy & Early Parenting Support IncParenting and Life Skills Program$2,855
Kiyua Performing Arts IncBus Wrap$3,210
Lifeline Darling DownsIndigenous Advancement Strategy$2,229
PEACEful Humans IncTrauma Informed Sand Tray and Symbol Therapy for Vulnerable Migrant and Refugee Women$3,000
Safer Toowoomba Regional Partnerships IncMaking the Toowoomba Region a Safe and Healthy Place to Live$3,000
Sunrise Way Rehabilitation LtdUsing Technology to #Rebuild Lives$3,000
Toowoomba Women's Collective IncProtea Place - Restoring Lives, Impacting Community$3,000
Zephyr Education IncToowoomba Community Support for Children Affected by Domestic Violence$5,000

2019 Toowoomba

OrganisationProject TitleGrant
Ability Enterprises LimitedEquipment Replacement Programme$5,000
Cancer Patients FoundationLook Good Feel Better$3,000
Care Goondiwindi Association Inc.Foodbank - Healthy Food$3,000
Civic Community ServicesGlass Doors for Fresh Cuts$2,700
Cystic Fibrosis Queensland LimitedA Little Day Out$2,250
Hope Horizons IncHope Horizons Inc - Fixed Permanent Sign$1,065
PCYC ToowoombaChild Safety Pantomime$5,000
Sunrise Way Rehabilitation LimitedExercising for Recovery$3,000
Toowoomba ClubhouseEducation and Employment Program$2,500
Toowoomba HospiceCarpet Refurbishment$5,000
Toowoomba Hospital FoundationDignity Care Packs$2,000
Warwick State Emergency Service (SES)Plant Room Lighting$2,812

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