The SunSmart Grants Scheme is an initiative developed by Cancer Council Queensland and the Department of Health to assist organisations who have limited funds to work towards sun safety. The scheme provides grants for not-for-profit community based organisations and schools, whose primary focus group is children aged 0-17 years, to help them improve sun protection measures and promote sun safe behaviour. The scheme aims to support the prevention of skin cancer through the provision of support for the sustainable implementation of the organisation’s sun protection policy.

Queensland not-for-profit community based organisations and schools that cater specifically for children up to the age of 17 will be eligible to apply. This includes early childhood centres, outside school hours care, youth community groups (e.g. Scouts and Girl Guides) and primary and secondary schools. Please be aware that private organisations, sporting clubs, and workplaces are not eligible. If you are unsure if your community organisation is eligible for this funding please contact Cancer Council Queensland on 13 11 20.

The amount of the grants will be 50 per cent of the total cost of the project, up to a maximum of $2,500.  Grants funds must be spent on the item agreed to by the judging panel. The grants amount is GST inclusive and any GST implications become the responsibility of the funded organisation.

For more information and to make an application please click here.