Civic Support Fund | Redland City Council

Civic Support Fund

About the Civic Support Fund

Redland City Council established the Civic Support Fund to provide cost of living relief to vulnerable residents on Redlands Coast through grants to community organisations.

The objective of the program is to provide funding for community organisations that:

  • provide human and social support to residents who have been financially or materially impacted by the cost of living; and  
  • who are vulnerable or have increased risk factors due to cost of living pressure e.g.
    • Child Safety
    • People experiencing or at risk of Domestic and Family Violence
    • People experiencing or at risk of homelessness and housing stress
    • Mental Health
    • Frail, Ageing and Disability

Eligible not-for-profit community organisations can apply for funding across three categories of Quick Response, Minor and Major Grants.

Available funding

Category Funding available   Description
Quick Response      Up to $5,000

Support for community organisations to deliver short-term responses to immediate cost of living needs.

Delivery term 1 to 3 months.

To assist organisations to broker direct and immediate support for identified vulnerable residents whose risk factors have increased due to cost of living pressure.

Minor Up to $20,000

Funding to support community organisations to respond to community priorities emergent from cost of living pressures.

Delivery term 3 to 12 months.

Short to medium term projects that address one or more building blocks of resilience including wellbeing, connection, security and knowledge.

Major Up to $50,000

Funding for community organisations to deliver large-scale or long-term initiatives which address cost of living needs and provide benefits for Redlands residents.

Delivery term up to 12 months.

Large-scale or long-term activities and initiatives that address cost of living considerations and build resilience of communities through improving wellbeing, connection, security and/or knowledge.

When can I apply?

Applications for 2023-2024 program open 3 October 2023 and close 30 June 2024. Applications will be accepted on an on-going basis, or until funds are exhausted.

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 Civic Support Fund Information Kit which provides essential information on available funding, eligibility and application requirements.

Acquittal form

Applicants must complete an acquittal within fourteen (14) days of the project end date via SmartyGrants.  The acquittal form requests evidence of grant expenditure and information on the outcome and impact of the completed project.

Applicants must submit adequate receipts or evidence of approved expenses that at least equal the amount of the grant. 

Acquittals for essential item vouchers/gift cards must be accompanied by de-identified data about the recipient individuals as specified in the Funding Agreement.

Quick Response projects require a simple evaluation report. Minor and Major projects require a detailed evaluation report including performance and impact measures and evidence of completed activities, such as photographs or other relevant documentation.

Related information

Applicants must be not-for-profit incorporated organisations to be eligible to apply, or be austpiced 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

For more information on setting up invoices for gst, 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