Community Grants | Redland City Council

Community Grants

About the Community Grants Program

Redland City Council’s Community Grants Program provides funding to support local community organisations and individuals to undertake projects for the benefit of Redlands Coast. Grants are offered for community development, cultural heritage, environment, and sport and recreation.

Eligible not-for-profit community organisations and individuals can apply for funding across three categories of Organisation Support, Project Support and Conservation Grants.

Available funding

Category Funding available   Applicant cash contribution
Organisation Support      Up to $5,000 Supporting community organisations to improve organisational governance and management practices and the organisation’s capacity to deliver services in Redland City.
Project Support Up to $10,000

Supporting organisations providing one-off projects, events or activities that deliver short to medium term positive outcomes in Redland City.

Conservation Up to $10,000

Supporting organisations or individuals for specific projects that will provide positive outcomes for the environment and wildlife in Redland City.

Conservation Support – To assist organisations with direct conservation projects; and education and awareness of wildlife (especially koalas and their habitat)

Wildlife Carer Support – To assist registered wildlife carers with projects related to the rescue, care, rehabilitation and transport of injured wildlife; and training opportunities to improve the quality of wildlife care.

When can I apply?

Round 1 2024-2025 will open on 5 August 2024 and close 1 September 2024.

How can I apply?

Applications must be completed via Council's online portal SmartyGrants.

Application forms will be available closer to the opening date.

Information Kit

Prior to making an application, it is important to read the Community Grants Information Kit. These provide essential information on funding available, eligibility and application requirements.

Please reference the 2023-2024 Community Grants Program Information Kit as a guide, this will be updated closer to Round 1 opening.  

Projects should align with Council's Corporate objectives outlined in Our Future Redlands – A Corporate Plan to 2026 and Beyond.

Acquittal form

To finalise your project, you must complete an acquittal form for your project within 14 days of the completion date via your SmartyGrants account.

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.

Related information

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

Applicants will need to complete a Statement by Supplier form 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 which can be submitted with the application.

For more information on setting up your invoices, 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

Redland City Council acknowledgements guide, access to Council logos and further information can be found on our Successful Grant and Sponsorship applications page.