Application Guidelines

2021 Mackay Sunrise Community Grants

The Mackay Sunrise Community Grants are the clubs way of providing a helping hand to local community groups

Eligible not-for-profit organisations are invited to apply for funding of between $2,000 and $5,000 to deliver projects that make a practical difference to the lives of people in our local communities

The 2022 Mackay Sunrise Community Grants has a total funding pool of $10,000. Successful organisations have until the end of 2022 to spend the funding and complete the project.



To be eligible to apply for a grant your organisation must:

Be A not-for-profit organisation with an ABN
Agree to help with public awareness of the Mackay Sunrise Grants
Request a funding amount of $2,000 – $5,000
Be committed to fulfilling the grant terms and conditions


2022 Key Dates


Applications open: 1.3.2022
Applications close: 30.4.2022
Announcements of successful application by Club : 1.6.2022

Projects to conclude: 31.12.2022


Assessment Criteria


Each project application will be assessed based on how well it fulfils the following criteria:

• A clear project concept with concrete objectives
• Makes a measurable difference to people in our local community
• Addresses an immediate need or opportunity in a practical, new and engaging way
• Facilitates inspirational stories in the everyday lives of people, that would not happen without Mackay Sunrise Community Grants
• The organisation has demonstrated the capacity and capability to manage the project


Funding Exclusions


The following activities and applicants are not eligible for funding:

Individuals or students
• Medical or other research
• Fundraising campaigns
• Purchase of land or buildings
• Core operating costs, except where these are part of delivering a project
• Activities that collect funds for redistribution
• Overseas appeals
• Expeditions or overseas travel
• Endowments, memorials or named academic chairs
• Activities or project work that has already taken place




The Grants application process consists of the following:

1. Ensure your organisation meets the eligibility criteria

2. Develop and refine the scope of your project using the application guidelines

3. Contact organisation and talk with them about your project

4. Submit application online at 30th April 2022