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 which 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 open Monday 16 August and close Monday 13 September 2021.
How can I apply?
Application forms will be available online via SmartyGrants when the next round opens.
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.
Sponsorship guidelines will be made available, prior to the next round opening.
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.
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
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