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Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Emergency Grants 2020-21

This is a preview of the Emergency Grant Application Form 2020/21 form. When you’re ready to apply, click Fill Out Now to begin.

Applicant Eligibilty

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Emergency grant funding is available for Sunshine Coast Local Government Area projects which have come about as a consequence of failure, damage or loss of essential equipment or infrastructure due to unforeseen circumstances. During a declared Disaster Situation, applicants can also apply for up to $3,000 for other costs (including, but not limited to, operational costs when an organisation demonstrates financial hardship).

The incident must be:

  • deemed to be an “emergency” (requiring rapid response)
  • significantly impacting the organisation’s ability to continue to operate.

Applicants can apply for funding up to $3,000. Quotes are required for all items over $500.

Projects may start immediately, but applicants need to be aware that funding is very competitive and council cannot guarantee that the application will be successful.

Projects that are covered by insurance are not eligible for Emergency Grant Funding.

Only one Emergency Grant related to a declared Disaster Situation can be made by an organisation per disaster event, per financial year.

*A declared Disaster Situation, is one where a Notice of Declaration of Disaster Situation has been published in the Queensland Government Gazette, and affects the Sunshine Coast Local Government Area.

Note: Projects that are not deemed an emergency or are considered standard or regular maintenance may be eligible to apply for a Community Grant in the next Minor or Major grant round. Contact the Grants Team for more information on 5420 8616.

Before you start this application, it is important to read the Community Grant Guidelines.

Please ensure your organisation name is the same as the name on your ABN Lookup (on p.5)
Have you read the Community Grants Program Guidelines? * Required
Response required.

Not-for-profit Status

Only not-for-profit (NFP) community organisations, as defined by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), can apply in this program. NFP organisations must be either a legal entity or recognised by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as a not-for-profit type. If an organisation is neither, then the application will need to be auspiced and administered by a legally constituted NFP entity.

*Co-operatives and Trusts must submit evidence of their NFP status. This may include an extract of the not-for-profit clause or dissolution clause in their consitution or governing documents.