Mark McArdle’s True Hero Grants RELAUNCHED for 2020

State Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle is proud to announce that the popular True Hero Grants fund will open again in 2020.

Ten $250 grants will be awarded each month until June to outstanding and up-and-coming individuals or groups in the Caloundra Electorate, with a total of $10k in grants given away.

“These small grants have been immensely popular, so I am pleased to bring them back for another year,” Mr McArdle said.

“There are hard-working students who have just been given an amazing opportunity to represent their school in a competition and may need help with the costs.

“There are also selfless volunteers who pack food hampers for some, provide refuge to others, visit the elderly and put on great community events.

 “These people are the backbone of our society and I am proud to be giving back to those who truly deserve it.

 “Often we do not hear about the great work they do, so I encourage everyone to spread the word and start applying,” Mr McArdle said.

Funding guidelines are as follows:

  • Categories include but are not limited to: Women, the Arts, Community Outreach, Environment, Sport, Young Achiever, Entrepreneur, Volunteer and Seniors

  • Applicants and their affiliated community group must reside and be based within the Caloundra Electorate

  • Children must have a parent/guardian make the application on their behalf

  • Successful applicants will have their photo and video taken and details may be published in the media

Mark McArdle True Hero Grants application dates:

 March Round:             Opens Monday 2nd March                 Closes Wednesday 25th March

 April Round:                Opens Monday 6th April                    Closes Wednesday 29th April

 May Round:                 Opens Monday 4th May                     Closes Wednesday 27th May

 June Round:                Opens Monday 1st June                     Closes Wednesday 24th June

 To apply people are asked to complete the attached nomination form, scan and return by email to with “Mark McArdle True Hero Grants” in the subject line, or in person to Mr McArdle’s Electorate Office. Alternatively applications can be completed online by visiting .