Village Events and Activation Grant | Redland City Council

Village Events and Activation Grant

About the Village Events and Activation Grant Program

The Village Events and Activation Grant (VEAG) is a place-based program that seeks to support the enhanced activation, promotion and vibrancy of Redlands Coast villages. The grant will support not-for-profit community organisations and village traders to collaborate and deliver initiatives that encourage more people to live, work, play and invest in Redlands Coast, building community connection and resilience.

Funding of up to $12,000 is available for each of the following 10 local centres:

  • Cleveland
  • Capalaba
  • Victoria Point
  • Alexandra Hills
  • Birkdale
  • Redland Bay
  • Wellington Point
  • Mount Cotton
  • North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah): Dunwich or Point Lookout
  • Southern Moreton Bay Islands: Russell Island, Macleay Island or Lamb Island 

Funding centres are defined as a ‘local centre’ in the Redland City Plan.

When can I apply?

The Village Events and Activation Grant only has one round annually.

2023-2024 Round is closed.

How can I apply?

Applications must be completed via Council's online portal SmartyGrants.

Information kit

Prior to making an application, it is important to read the Village Events and Activation Grant Information Kit. This provides essential information on funding available, eligibility and application requirements.

Please reference the 2024 Village Events and Activation Grant Information Kit as a guide.

Projects should align with Council's Corporate objectives outlined in Our Future Redlands – A Corporate Plan to 2026 and Beyond.

Acquittal form

To finalise your project, you must complete an acquittal form for your project within 14 days of the completion date via your SmartyGrants account.

Applicants that do not acquit their project are ineligible to apply for funding under Council's various funding programs until such time as they have successfully acquitted all previous funding.

The acquittal form requires you to provide information on the completion of the project activity. This is a report on the project activity, including objectives, outputs and impact, and includes a financial statement. Ensure receipts are provided as evidence of the grant expenditure.

Related information

Applicants must be not-for-profit incorporated organisations to be eligible to apply, or be sponsored by an eligible organisation. Further details are explained on our auspice fact sheet. An auspice agreement must be provided with your application as evidence of the partnership. Please download the Auspice Agreement Template

Applicants will need to complete a Statement by Supplier form if they do not hold an active Australian Business Number (ABN). This form must be submitted with the application.

It is recommended that applicants complete a Project Plan to support their application. Use this Project Plan template which can be submitted with the application.

For more information on setting up your invoices, please visit the Australian Taxation Office.

Other Grants provided by Redland City Council

Further assistance

If you require assistance completing your application, please contact the Community Grants team by phone (07) 3829 8999 or email

Redland City Council Acknowledgement guide, access to Council logos and further information can be found on our Successful Grant and Sponsorship applications page.