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Queensland SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative

Up to $20,000 in funding towards a shade product for not-for-profit organisations that cater to children

Applications end November 19th 2021

The Cancer Council Queensland and the Queensland Department of Health have announced their SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative, which Project Shade supports to make this a reality. Take time to apply and help us protect Queensland’s youth from sun exposure.

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What Is the Queensland SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative?

The Queensland SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative is an act to help not-for-profit organisations set up permanent shade by shouldering a significant portion of the cost of the project. The initiative is led by the Cancer Council Queensland and the Queensland Department of Health.

These two entities will pay for 75% of the total cost of the project up to a maximum of $20,000 to give organisations the shade they need. Facilities such as schools, childcare centres, sporting clubs, and community groups that cater to children ages 0 to 18 years of age are encouraged to apply for the school shade grant.

Applications for the SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative will be open on September 27, 2021, and will last up to November 19, 2021. All successful recipients will be notified by early 2022 and we also plan to have all projects completed by May of the same year.

Project Shade can assist eligible organisations in completing the application process, finding the right shade solution for their facility, and providing after-sales support.

Who is Eligible?

Not-for-profit organisations within Queensland that cater to children 0-18 years including:


Childcare Centres

Sporting Clubs

Community Groups

From the Cancer Council Website:

Cancer Council Queensland and the Queensland Department of Health are excited to support the SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative. The Initiative provides 75 percent of the total cost of the project up to a maximum of $20,000 for permanent shade. All eligible not-for-profit organisations, for example schools, sporting clubs, childcare centres, and community groups, that cater to children 0-18 years are encouraged to apply.

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How Can Project Shade Help?

At Project Shade, it is our passion to help people and organisations create beautiful outdoor spaces for their needs.

However, too much sun can be damaging and can lead to various kinds of skin problems. That is why we want to assist not-for-profit organisations to protect both their staff and their children from harm.

Our mission is to help each Australian enjoy a healthy balance of sun and shade. If you’re interested in helping us reduce skin cancer rates in Queensland, book a meeting with us now to get started.

The Application Process

We assist you in completing the application process quickly and correctly to increase the chance of receiving funding. 

The Shade Soloution 

We represent a range of manufacturers which means we always work to find the very best solution for you.

After Sales Support

We can assist with installation, maintenance and any ongoing issues that may arise with your shade product in the future.

Blue Shade Sail

Recent SunSmart Shade Project

Here's a recent project that was completed by Project Shade as part of the 2020 SunSmart Shade Creation grant. 

Contact Us

If you would like to learn more about this fantastic Cancer Council Initiative or would like assistance in completing the application, please leave your details below and one of our shade specialists will contact you.


Alternatively you can call or email us via the details below.

1300 846 009 


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Monday to Friday: 8am-5pm

Our Shade Products

We have a wide range of suitable shade products for any facility including:

Premium Shade Sails

Adobe Stock

Commercial Shade Structures 

Flexshade Hypar Shade

Outdoor Umbrellas

Unity umbrella at outdoor


Project Shade is not affiliated, associated, authorised, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with the Queensland Cancer Council, the SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative or any of its subsidiaries or its affiliates. As such we can not guarantee a successful application, however we will always do our best to help guide you through the process. 

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