Recent Grants

Sunshine Coast Council and the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)

Spiral received a grant from the Regional Arts and Development Fund for creative workshops as part of Spiral’s activity month in September. Spiral thanks the Regional Arts and Development Fund for their generosity.

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Sunshine Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

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Sunshine Coast Council

Spiral received a grant of $958 for workshops conducted during Horizons 2016 – Creative Workshops for Young People.

This grant was awarded from the Sunshine Coast Regional Council Community Grants Program. Spiral thanks the Sunshine Coast Council for their generosity.

Proudly supported by Sunshine Coast Council’s Grants Program.

Maroochy RSL

The Maroochy RSL has awarded a donation of $5,000 to Spiral, which will be used to support the Sunshine Troupe, Loud and Clear, Horizons ArtworkZ Festival workshops, Garden to Plate workshops, and Art workshops
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Special thanks to Maroochy RSL.

Other grants

Other grants have provided much needed assistance for Spiral. These grants include:

  • 2 Hyundai cars
  • a loaner car for 12 months and now a continued 24 months
  • a bush garden and native garden from the Nambour RSL
  • a garden grant from Colin Campbell from the Garden Expo
  • an all-terrain wheelchair
  • iPads for clients and staff
  • equipment for a mobile office, which allows staff to be more mobile and efficient
  • window blinds for Spiral’s Sensory Room
  • a new server for the office computers and mobile tablets
  • solar and hot water systems for the Spiral centre
  • equipment to fit out Spiral’s Sensory Room

On behalf of Spiral, I would like to thank all organisations involved in these and other grants.

Heather Carney, Manager, Spiral Inc

Grants make a difference

Blinds in the Sensory Room at Spiral’s Centre

Spiral won a minor grant from the Sunshine Coast Council Grants Program to replace the blinds in the Sensory Room.

The blinds in the Sensory Room block out the lightThe new blinds block the light from the windows to enhance the therapeutic experience in the room.

Spiral thanks the Sunshine Coast Council for providing the opportunity to complete this project as a part of the grants program.

Spiral would also like to thank Nambour Curtains and Covers for installing these blinds.

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Proudly supported by Sunshine Coast Council’s Grants Program.

All terrain wheelchair

Through the generosity of the Sunshine Coast Council Grants Program, Spiral received funding for an all terrain wheelchair.

All terrain wheelchairThis safe, secure mobility aid is designed to handle uneven surfaces and can travel over water, dirt, sand, gravel and other rough ground.

From the beach to the hinterland walking trails, this wheelchair can access places a standard wheelchair cannot navigate. The chair, featuring shock absorbing tyres, a small turning circle and two adjustable harnesses, can be dismantled for easy transportation.

The enjoyment experienced because this chair gives access to fresh air and the outdoors. The need started with our sailing program but has no limitations for our individuals across the Sunshine Coast.
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Proudly supported by Sunshine Coast Council’s Grants Program.

Edible garden

Over the past few years Spiral has been busy developing an edible and sensory garden.

People planting plants in the sensory gardenFor our clients, the garden gives enormous pleasure, practical skills and knowledge. Garden to Plate workshops are also enhanced with fresh produce and an abundance of herbs.

With the help of a generous grant from the Nambour RSL Community Benefits Grant Fund, we completed Stage 2 of the garden. Raised garden beds and accessible pathways were added to the garden. The raised beds have rounded corners, enabling wheelchairs to negotiate the pathways easier. Now, anyone can enjoy being in the garden and eating the seasonal plants.

For Spiral, the garden has become an important learning and teaching resource, which is also complemented by our very own native beehive.
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Thank you Nambour RSL Community Benefits Funding.

A Loan Car – Honda Civic Hybrid

Spiral would like to acknowledge the generosity of, and thank, the Honda Foundation and Gary Crick Honda for the loan of a Honda Civic Hybrid to help us provide support in the Sunshine Coast Community.

This car has been integral in the last three years for some of our individuals to access community and build skills in their time with Spiral.