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 Corporate Plan 2018 -2023 [PDF, 1.2MB]

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?

Applications are NOW OPEN for the 2020-21 Sponsorship round and will close midnight 4 October 2020.

Following a review of the Sponsorship program due to the effects of COVID-19, this will be the only round of the Sponsorship program to be held in the 2020-21 financial year. 

How can I apply?

The Sponsorship Application form can be accessed and completed online via SmartyGrants. If you do not already have an account, you will need to register your details to commence a submission.

Please ensure the application form and all supporting documentation is submitted prior to the round closing date for it to be considered and assessed.

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 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

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