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.
The Community Grants Program provides funding to support local community organisations and individuals to undertake projects for the benefit of the Redlands Coast community.
Grants are available in four categories:
- Organisation Support- funding up to $3,000 to support Redlands Coast community organisations improve planning, governance and management practices.
- Project Support - funding up to $10,000 to support organisations delivering specific one-off projects, events or activities that provide positive outcomes on Redlands Coast.
- Conservation - funding up to $10,000 to assist individuals or organisations for specific projects that will provide positive outcomes for the environment and wildlife on Redlands Coast.
- Capital Infrastructure - funding up to $50,000 to assist organisations to build, renovate or refurbish and improve community facilities on Redlands Coast.
When can I apply?
2021-2022 Round 1 Community Grants Program - is NOW OPEN until Monday 16 August 2021 for Organisation Support, Project Support and Conservation categories.
2021-2022 Capital Infrastructure Grants - Applications open Monday 13 September and close Monday 11 October 2021.
How can I apply?
Application forms are completed via Council's online portal SmartyGrants. If it is your first time using SmartyGrants, you will need to create an account before commencing an application.
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 Community Grants Program 2021-2022 [PDF 1.18 MB]
- Our Future Redlands - A Corporate Plan to 2026 and Beyond
- 2021-2022 Round 1 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.
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 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.
Please complete the online Acquittal form through Smarty Grants or contact the Grants team for assistance.
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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