Portable Shade Project

Cancer Council Queensland's Portable Shade Project

Portable Shade Project 2023

Shade helps protect children from skin cancer and the sun by reducing UVR exposure by up to 75%. Help kids and your organisation become SunSmart.

Cancer Council Queensland’s Portable Shade Project aims to provide shade for not-for-profit organisations catering for children (0-18 years). Successful applicants will be provided with high-quality UPF50+ portable shade marquees (3×3 metres).  

In 2022, Cancer Council Queensland provided 394 fully funded marquees to eligible not-for profit organisations. This year, we particularly encourage junior sporting clubs and associations to apply. 


  • Not-for-profit organisations that cater for children up to the age of 18 years, including junior sporting clubs and community groups can apply for a free Portable Shade Marquee. 
  • Marquees are available per site so that organisations with multiple sites may be eligible for more than one marquee.

Apply now

Important dates 

Applications open  August 1, 2023
Closing date  Midnight 30, September 2023 
Successful recipients notified  October 2023 

For more information, email Cancer Council Queensland: SunSmartApplications@cancerqld.org.au

Cancer Council Queensland Portable Shade Project Terms & Conditions