Community Grants

Redland City Council's funding supports initiatives in many areas including economic development, community development, sport and recreation, cultural heritage, the arts, and the environment.

Apply for the Community Grants Program 2020-2021 to support your community organisations and sporting clubs. Grants of up to $5,000 are available in two categories.

This year's program has been revised to take into account community feedback from Council's 2020 Community Grants Survey on the impacts of COVID-19.

Grant categories

Community grants are available in two categories:

  • Organisation Support (Sustainability) - Grants of up to $5,000 to support Redlands Coast community organisations experiencing financial and operational hardship.
  • Capital Infrastructure (Maintenance) - Grants of up to $5,000 to support urgent maintenance of community facilities to meet compliance standards.

When can I apply?

Applications for the Community Grants Program 2020-2021 are NOW CLOSED.

How can I apply?

Applications forms are completed via Council's online portal SmartyGrants.


Prior to making an application, it is important to read the grant category guidelines. These provide essential information on funding available, eligibility and application requirements.

Guidelines for the Community Grants Program categories available are below:

Organisation Support (Sustainability) - Guideline

Capital Infrastructure (Maintenance) - Guideline

Associated documents:

Helpful forms 

For information regarding the program, download the 2020-2021 Community Grants Program Fact Sheet.

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 webpage.

Acquittal form

To finalise your project, you must complete and return an Acquittal form for your project within 14 days of the completion date. 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 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.

Please complete the online Acquittal form through Smarty Grants or contact the Grants team for assistance.

Further assistance

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

Please contact the grants team if you would like to be added to the list of Grant Writing Services [PDF, 0.1MB].

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