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.

Have your Say!

The Community Grants team are conducting a survey to gather information on the immediate and medium term impacts of COVID-19 on your organisation. This information will greatly assist us in directing the Community Grants program for this financial year, as well as the ongoing planning for community and sporting groups support .

This will only take a few minutes to complete and we would love it if you would assist us by completing this survey.               

Community Grants Survey

Grant categories

Community grants are available in four categories:

  • Organisation Support - funding of up to $3,000 to support community organisations improve planning, governance and management practices in Redlands City.
  • Project Support - funding of up to $10,000 to support organisations providing specific one-off projects that deliver positive outcomes in Redlands City.
  • Conservation - funding of up to $10,000 to assist individuals or organisations for specific projects that will provide positive outcomes for the environment and wildlife within Redlands City.
  • Capital Infrastructure - funding to assist organisations build, renovate or refurbish and improve community facilities in the Redlands.

When can I apply?

Applications under the categories of Organisation Support, Project Support and Conservation and Capital Infrastructure grants are currently closed.

Following on from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Communtiy Grants Program is currently being revised to ensure the program best meets the needs of the Redlands Coast commmunity for the remainder of the 2020/21 financial year. Further information will be advised as program details are finalised.

How can I apply?

Applications forms are completed via SmartyGrants online and will be made available when the next round opens.


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

Community Grants Program Guidelines

Capital Infrastructure Program Guidelines

Associated documents referred to in the guidelines:

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.

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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