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.
Community 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 (No financial cash contribution required)
- Major Capital Infrastructure – funding between $10,001-$50,000 is available to assist eligible organisations to build, renovate or refurbish community facilities, including hard-wired technology upgrades (50% financial cash contribution required)
Village Events and Activation Grant
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.
The VEAG has 10 funding streams, one for each of the following centres, with funding up to $12,000 available per stream.
- 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
When can I apply?
Round 1 for the 2022-2023 Community Grants Program (Organisation Support, Project Support and Conservation) is NOW OPEN.
Round 1 for the 2022-2023 Capital Infrastructure – Opens 15 August and closes 11 September 2022.
2022-2023 Village Events and Activation Grant - Opens 6 February and closes 5 March 2023.
How can I apply?
Application forms are completed via Council's online portal SmartyGrants when rounds are open.
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.
- Community Grants Program Guidelines 2022-2023
- Capital Infrastructure Program Guidelines 2022-2023
- Village Events and Activation Grant Guidelines 2022-2023 will be released later in 2022.
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.
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].
The Community Grants Coordinator is available to phone you to discuss your ideas for Community Grants, provide advice on developing your application and feedback on your draft before it is submitted. Bookings are essential.
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