Council’s Village Events and Activation Grant (VEAG) is a place-based program that seeks to fund not-for-profit community organisations and village traders in collaboration to deliver initiatives across the city to encourage people to live, work, play and spend time in Redlands Coast. Funding is available to support create innovative initiatives that will enhance our local centres through vibrant, connected and community focused events and activities.
Funding of up to $12,000 is available for each of the following 10 local centres:
- Victoria Point
- Alexandra Hills
- 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 – Version 8.
When can I apply?
The next funding round opens on 6 February 2023 and closes on 5 March 2023.
How can I apply?
Application must be completed via Council's online portal SmartyGrants.
Prior to submitting an application, it is important to read the VEAG Program Information Kit. These provide essential information on funding available, eligibility and application requirements.
Applicants will need to complete a Statement by Supplier form [PDF, 0.1MB] 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 [DOC, 0.1MB] which can be submitted with the application.
When acknowledging Council funding please refer to the Community Grants Program Acknowledgment Fact Sheet [PDF, 0.1MB].
For more information on setting up your invoices, please visit the Australian Taxation Office.
For help with running successful events, including templates, please visit Queensland Government Events.
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.
The Community Grants Coordinator is available to phone you to discuss your ideas for Village Events and Community Activation Grants, provide advice on developing your application and feedback on your draft before it is submitted. Bookings are essential.