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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.

The Community Grants Program provides funding to support local community organisations and individuals to undertake projects for the benefit of the Redlands Coast community.

Village Events and Activation Grant

A new category for 2021-2022 Community Grants Program, the Village Events and Activation Grant seeks to provide support to the enhanced activation, promotion and vibrancy of Redlands Coast villages.

Funding aims to support community organisations plan, coordinate and deliver events and activation activities which build community connectedness and resilience, and support community organisations and village traders.

Funding up to $12,000 is available for each of the below local centres across the city:

  • 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 

Grant categories

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 to assist organisations to build, renovate or refurbish and improve community facilities on Redlands Coast. 
    • Small Capital Infrastructure – funding up to $10,000 is available to assist eligible organisations to build, renovate or refurbish facilities, including hard-wired technology upgrades (Applicants must make a 20% financial cash contribution).
    • Major Capital Infrastructure – funding between $10,000-$50,000 is available to assist eligible organisations to build, renovate or refurbish community facilities, including hard-wired technology upgrades (Applicants must make a 50% financial cash contribution).

When can I apply?

2021-2022 Round 2 Community Grants Program – Opens 7 February 2022 and closes 7 March 2022

2021-2022 Village Events and Activation Grant – Opens 28 February 2022 and closes 27 March 2022

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.

Application forms will be made available online prior to the round opening dates.


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.

Associated documents:

Helpful forms 

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.

For help with running successful events, including templates, please visit the Queensland Government Events 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 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.

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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