Beneficiary Application 


In 2014, ‘Millsy’s Pop-Up Restaurant’ came to life as a unique way for Ken Mills Toyota to support the Sunshine Coast Community. In its 6th year, the volunteer-run event has raised over $250,000 to benefit local charities and community groups and sells out without a single piece of advertising.

How does it work? For just one night a year, our staff transform our Maroochydore Service workshop into a fine dining experience capped at 150 people. Catered by Capelli Foods, guests sit at one long table and enjoy a night of fun, friendship and incredible food. The ticket price covers the cost of the food, beverages and equipment hire so with the entire event hosted by volunteer Ken Mills Toyota staff; all funds raised go direct to the beneficiary. We guarantee 30,000AUD for the chosen charity but have raised up to 78k on the night.

This year, we would like expressions of interest from you! Are you a Sunshine Coast based registered charity that would like to partner with Ken Mills Toyota as the event beneficiary for 2020?

Historically, the event has focused on investing in the well-being of Sunshine Coast children – either through support of a particular program or to purchase a tangible ‘thing’ that will change outcomes for those children. Whilst this is our passion, we will review each and every submission on its own merits and welcome any charity application.

The only thing we ask of our beneficiary is that they supply one major prize for our auction through leveraging their own connections.

Applications close April 30th 2020.

To be considered, please complete our Expression of Interest form below: