RDA Sunshine Coast welcomes research and grants specialist to the team

Regional Development Australia Sunshine Coast has welcomed Research and Grants Coordinator Sarah Wetton (PhD) to its team.

The not-for-profit, community-based organisation is an Australian Government initiative. It is part of a national network of 55 Regional Development Australia (RDA) organisations created with the aim of strengthening and building regional communities.

Now, RDA Sunshine Coast’s exciting, new staff appointments will aid its vision to create an innovative, dynamic, connected and sustainable Sunshine Coast.

Sarah is an environmental scientist with 15 years’ multidisciplinary research and professional experience in government, academia and consulting organisations.

She has proven experience in establishing and maintaining key stakeholder relations at community, regional, state and international levels. Her strengths lie in strategic fundraising, grant and business-case development, project management and peer-reviewed publication.

Her previous roles include Associate Director, Development at The University of Queensland’s Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and IT and Final Project Coordinator and Partnerships Manager for the International WaterCentre.

Sarah is passionate about developing collaborative partnerships to progressively achieve meaningful and impactful outcomes.

In her new role, as Research and Grants Coordinator, she will be engaging with local government, business, community and not-for-profit organisations to roll out our exciting, new Grant Support Program. She also provides executive support to the RDA Sunshine Coast Committee.

Contact Sarah at project@rdasunshinecoast.org.au.

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