Chair of the Foundation, Dick Barnes says early interest is positive but more time is needed.
“We are delighted by the early response from community groups who have come forward with their big ideas for Noosa’s future,” said Mr Barnes.
“The ideas coming through are impressive.
“But many of these groups have requested support with their submission and more time.”
The Foundation has extended the deadline by three weeks to allow applicants time to prepare a quality submission.
“We appreciate these proposals take time and want to give people the opportunity to put their best idea forward.”
The Foundation is also providing expert support to applicants.
Nick Heath has been working with NBRF as a consultant and will act as an independent grant coach for those interested in applying.
“My role is to help foster the greatest number of quality applications,” says Mr Heath.
“The Foundation has unique aspirations seeking projects that offer both prosperity for Noosa and protection of its environment.
“Understanding and applying these aims can be quite involved,” he said.
The Big Ideas grants round will invest a total of $330,000 into projects that can deliver both environmental and socio-economic outcomes for the Noosa Shire.
Applicants are encouraged to visit the website to learn more and enquire to speak with Mr Heath.
Expressions of interest will close 15 September. For more information visit theBig Ideas Grants Round web page.