Redland City Council is offering community projects and organisations the chance to access funding through the latest round of Community Grants and Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), which opened recently.
Council’s Community Grants and Sponsorship Program offer assistance in two rounds each year and has previously helped hundreds of individuals and groups successfully complete community-driven projects.
Redland City Council’s community and cultural spokesperson Cr Lance Hewlett said applications will be accepted in the current round until Friday 27 February.
“This is a great way for Council to support initiatives that will benefit the broader community and make Redlands an even better place to live,” Cr Hewlett said.
“If you have an idea, let us know about it. The diversity of previous successful applicants shows there are a number of ways we are able to help.
“From reef checks in Moreton Bay, to supporting sports programs or investigating the viability of commercial food production on the Southern Moreton Bay Islands, if a project benefits the community it is worth checking our application criteria to see if it’s eligible for assistance.”
Grant categories in this round are:
- Organisation Support Grant – for projects associated with becoming more sustainable and improving capacity to deliver services.
- Project Support Grant – for projects that deliver short to medium term positive outcomes for the community.
- Conservation Grants – for conservation projects for the benefit of the environment and wildlife.
- RADF Grants – for arts projects in Redlands and for emerging artists to further develop skills and profile in Redlands. Funding is in partnership with Arts Queensland.
Council will also be accepting Sponsorship applications from 16 February until 27 March 2015.
The Sponsorship Program is designed to support community-based activities and events which provide measurable benefits to Council.
For more information on eligibility and how to apply for grants or sponsorship, visit www.redland.qld.gov.au/Grants or call 3829 8912.