Community and environment levy grants
THE Koala Rescue Queensland ambulance service will continue its vital work saving our much-loved furry friends thanks to a major community grant from Sunshine Coast Council.
Koala Rescue Queensland’s Susan Gribble said the $15,000 Community Development Grant would provide valuable funds towards the purchase of a vehicle to provide a 24-hour ambulance service for koala rescue.
“As a not-for-profit community group we rely on donations but without grants like this, the ambulance rescue service would not be possible,” she said.
“Our ambulance service will provide transfers of koalas from vets, carers and other rescue services to wildlife hospitals.”
Applications are open for three of the council’s grants programs:
■ Community Grants – Major Grants – up to $15,000 (up to $30,000 in the Community Facilities category only);
■ Community Grants – Minor Grant (Community Events category only) – up to $2000; and
■ Environment Levy Grants – up to $5000.
The program offers not-for-profit community groups financial assistance for projects, activities and events that benefit Sunshine Coast communities.
Applications close on Monday, August 28.
Book to attend a free grant information session.
For further information, visit www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/grants for eligibility criteria and application forms.
To talk to a grants officer, phone 5420 8616.