Mayor and Councillors' Community Benefit Fund Program

As from 1 July 2019 the Councillors' Small Grants program is being replaced with the Mayor and Councillors' Community Benefit Fund Program.

The Mayor and Councillor's Community Benefit Fund is available to individuals and organisations that are a not-for-profit incorporated association (or sponsored by one).

Funding provides small amounts of assistance to organisations with items such as equipment or incidental costs. Individuals are supported in their pursuit of excellence at a high-level.

When can I apply?

Applications have now opened.

IMPORTANT: Closure of program - The program will not operate during the six month period from midnight 27 September 2019 prior to a quadrennial local government election.  The program will re-open after the election results have been published.

Only one successful application is eligible within a six month period. Applicants must have fully acquitted previous grants to be eligible.

Funds available

Funding is available to both organisations and individuals:

  • Up to $3,000 for organisations. A grant may be increased where an initiative provides a community benefit across more than one Redland City Council division.
  • Up to $500 will be available for individuals selected to represent Australia in an international competition.
  • Up to $250 will be available for individuals selected to represent Queensland in a national competition, or who have won at state level and are competing in a national competition. 

Over a 12 month period, a total of $250,000 is available to organisations and individuals as Councillors' Small Grants.

The table below details the funding amounts budgeted for use by each councillor for the 2019/20 financial year.

Councillor

Total Funding available for Funding 2019/2020

Mayor Karen Williams

$50,000

Division 1 

Cr Wendy Boglary

$20,000

Division 2

Cr Peter Mitchell

$20,000

Division 3

Cr Paul Golle

$20,000

Division 4

Cr Lance Hewlett

$20,000

Division 5

Cr Mark Edwards

$20,000

Division 6

Cr Julie Talty

$20,000

Division 7

Cr Murray Elliott

$20,000

Division 8

Cr Tracey Huges

$20,000

Division 9

Cr Paul Gleeson

$20,000

Division 10

Cr Paul Bishop

$20,000

Read our guidelines

As from 1 July 2019 the Councillors' Small Grants program was replaced with the Mayor and Councillors' Community Benefit Fund Program.

It is important you read the new GL-3082-005 Mayor and Councillors' Community Benefit Fund Program guideline prior to making an application. 

Public and private education institutions are ineligible to apply. Parents and Citizens' Associations are eligible to apply if they are able to demonstrate wider community benefit and undertake projects in conjunction with other community-based organisations.

Application form

Applications must be submitted online.

Mayor and Councillors' Community Benefit Fund Application Form.

Submitting your application

BEFORE you submit an application;

  • Have you received funding that has not yet been acquitted?  Applicants must have fully acquitted previous grants to be eligible to apply. Please phone 3829 8901 if you are not sure as this can affect your eligibility status.
  • Do you require written Land Owners Consent for projects occurring on Council owned or managed land, Quandamooka Country or State Government land? Please phone 3829 8999 if you are not sure as this can also affect your eligibility status.

Applications must be received at least 20 business days prior to an event/project.

Mandatory information/documentation that must be included with the application.

Organisations / Sponsoring Organisations

  • Applicant Australian Business Number (ABN), OR
  • A Statement by Supplier form Statement by Supplier Form [PDF, 0.1MB] if the applicant does not have an ABN.
  • Certificate of Incorporation or company registration certificate that demonstrates the organisation’s status.
  • Sponsor Organisation only – Written agreement to accept the legal and financial responsibility for the project or activity.
  • Written Land Owners Consent from Council for projects occurring on Council owned or managed land. This may be applicable to applicants leasing Council premises. Please contact Council on 3829 8999 for further assistance. Grant applications cannot proceed without this consent; OR
  • A copy of Council’s Booking Acceptance for events being held on Council owned or managed land.
  • Two written quotes. Organisations must attach one quote from two separate providers for each of the items of which funding is being applied for. If funding for various items is being applied for please also attach a spreadsheet detailing those items and each quote received for those items.
  • Bank account details
  • An authorised representative of the organisation (eg. Chair, President or Chief Executive Officer) is to certify the application.

Individuals

  • Individuals – Confirmation of selection, letter of support and invitations from club/state sporting or academic body or other organisation/s.
  • A Statement by Supplier form Statement by Supplier Form [PDF, 0.1MB]
  • Bank account details

Successful Recipients

View Successful recipients of Mayor and Councillors’ Community Benefit Fund Program

Contact

For further information, please contact the Councillors' Support team.

Telephone: 3829 8901

Email: councillorsgrants@redland.qld.gov.au