SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative

SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative – Permanent Shade

Shade helps protect children from skin cancer and the sun by reducing UVR exposure by up to 75%. 

To address this, Cancer Council Queensland and the Queensland Government are working in partnership to deliver the SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative.   

In 2023, not-for-profit organisations on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland who cater to children 0 – 18 years, can apply for up to 100% of funding to a maximum of $25,000 to purchase permanent, hard roof fixed shade structures. 

Check the map below to see if you are in the Sunshine Coast Queensland region:

Eligible organisations include state primary and secondary schools, junior sporting clubs and community childcare facilities. 

If your organisation is eligible, we encourage you to apply. 

Important dates

Applications Open Monday October 2, 2023
Closing date 4pm Monday 20 November 2023
Successful recipients notified Early 2024
All projects completed June 2024

More information 

If you have any questions about the SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative, please email or call Cancer Council Queensland on 13 11 20. 

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