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.

When can I apply?

Applications for Organisation Support, Project Support and Conservation grants are now closed. The next round will open in July 2019.

Grant categories

Community grants are available in three categories:
  • Organisation Support - funding for organisations (up to $3,000) to undertake projects to become more sustainable and to improve their capacity to deliver services within the community
  • Project Support - funding for one-off projects (up to $10,000) that deliver long-term positive outcomes for the community
  • Conservation - supporting conservation projects (up to $10,000) which benefit local wildlife and the environment

How can I apply?

Applications are online via Smarty Grants.

Prior to making an application, it is important to read the Community Grant Program Guidelines.

These provide essential information on grant categories, funding available and eligibility requirements. Council officers are available to meet with you to discuss your ideas for a grant that has benefits for the community. We can provide advice on developing your application and feedback on your draft before it is submitted. Bookings are essential, contact the grants team on 3829 8999 to arrange a time.

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 have an Australian Business Number (ABN). This form must be submitted with the application.

Applicants will need to complete a Professional or Emerging Professional Artist Eligibility Checklist [DOC, 0.1MB] when applying under Conservation Grants sub-category Environmental Arts Support Grants. 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 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 the project, including objectives, outputs and impact and a financial statement, including invoices/receipts, showing the funding received and spent.

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 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].