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Sponsorship provides financial or value-in-kind support to eligible individuals and organisations providing tangible and measurable commercial benefits to Redland City Council and the community. The sponsorship program is designed to support community activities focusing on one or more of our strategic priorities, as outlined in the Redland City Council Our Future Redlands - A Corporate Plan to 2026 and Beyond [PDF, 6.2MB]

Commercial benefits provided under the sponsorship arrangement may include using Council's logo on signage, promotional material or advertising, display space and acknowledgements in speeches and media materials.

Council will only be involved in activities where it would not reasonably be seen to compromise public confidence. It will not support initiatives that compete or conflict with Council initiatives, local laws or permit requirements; political parties or political lobby groups or where the financial support would be used for sponsorship or grants to third parties.

When can I apply?

2021-2022 Round 1 Sponsorship program - applications are now CLOSED.

2021-2022 Round 2 Sponsorship program - applications open February 2022.

How can I apply?

Application submissions will be accepted online via SmartyGrants only.

If it is your first time logging in to SmartyGrants, you will be required to create an account and verify your email address prior to starting your application.

Application forms will be made available for preview prior to the next round opening.

Sponsorship program overview

Applications will be assessed through a competitive process in the following two categories:

  • Category 1: Applications seeking $15,000 or less will be assessed by an internal assessment panel.
  • Category 2: Applications seeking more than $15,000 will be assessed by an internal assessment panel and recommendations made to Council for final decision and approval.

The sponsorship program is highly competitive. Applications will be assessed in detail on the economic benefits to Redland City, alignment to Council's priorities, value for money, track record of applicants, level of support for project and benefits for the local community.

Organisations and individuals must also adhere to local laws and permits. 

Quandamooka Cultural Awareness support

Funding of up to $1,500 is available to support Quandamooka cultural awareness at sponsored events or activities until funds are exhausted. There is a section available in the Sponsorship application form should you wish to apply for Quandamooka cultural awareness support.

It is a requirement to include a letter of support from Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) in your application.

Guidelines / Information kit

Prior to preparing an application, it is important to read the Sponsorship Program Information Kit which provides essential information on funding available and eligibility requirements.

2021-2022 Sponsorship Program Kit

Sponsorship benefits will apply to successful applicants in accordance with the level of sponsorship approved. Requirements will be outlined in the Funding Agreement and the Sponsorship Benefits Table. 

Further assistance

Council officers are available to meet with you to discuss your ideas for an event or activity that provides tangible and measurable commercial benefits to Council and the community. We can provide advice on developing your application and feedback on your draft before it is submitted. 

To arrange a meeting with the Grants Coordinator, please contact the Grants team on (07) 3829 8999.

Event Organiser Information

For further assistance with planning your event or activity, visit Council's Events website.

Here you will find everything you need to plan your event including;

  • Council Venues and booking
  • Event approvals and permit requirements
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Event suppliers

For help with running successful events, including templates, please visit the Queensland Government Events webpage.

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.

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