26 July 2017

Media release

Stockland is giving local community groups in the Caloundra region a chance to share in grant funding with the launch of the inaugural Stockland Aura Community Grants program.

Community organisations and not for profit groups delivering services in Caloundra North, Caloundra South and the Glasshouse Country areas are invited to apply for a slice of the funds set aside for the new program. The funding can be used for a one-off project, or to deliver an ongoing project or service.

Adrian Allen, Project Director for Aura, said Stockland was proud to be delivering the brand new Stockland Aura Community Grants program locally.  

“The program, delivered in partnership with Good2Give, will run biannually and will see $10 million of funding delivered to local organisations throughout the duration of Aura’s construction,” Mr Allen said.

“The aim of the Stockland Aura Community Grants program is to support the local interest groups, parent groups, sports clubs and community associations that make up the heart and soul of this local community.

“We hope that the extra funding will make this an even better place to live, work and play.”

The Stockland Aura Community Grants Program launched on 10 July and applications are open until 31 August. Two types of grants are available – $1,000 to $5,000, and $5,001 to $50,000.

The Stockland Aura Community Grants program is a commitment outlined in Stockland’s Infrastructure Agreement for Aura, a collaboration between the Sunshine Coast Council, the State Government and Stockland that will see the developer invest more than $1.3 billion in local infrastructure over the life of Aura.

Applicants will be required to demonstrate how their program or service delivers outcomes for the local community, including increasing health and happiness, supporting the environment, developing local skills and talent, and fostering a sense of local community.

To apply for the grants, go to https://stocklandaura.good2givegrants.org

Aura will ultimately have more than 20,000 homes on completion and the project will contribute around 20,000 new jobs to the Sunshine Coast region.

Aura will become the first new city in the nation to be designed and constructed to the world’s highest environmental and sustainability standards and has been accredited with a 6 Star Green Star – Communities rating from the Green Building Council of Australia.

For more information on Aura, visit www.cityofcolour.com or visit the Stockland Sales team at 1 Lukin Drive, at Aura. You can also keep up with the community’s progress on Facebook at www.facebook.com/auraqld.