From staging cultural events to regenerating wildlife areas, you can make your community-focused project happen with a community grant from Redland City Council.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the first round of community grants opens next month Monday 16 July, closing Friday 17 August, with assistance available under the categories of Organisation Support, Project Support, Conservation Support and Capital Infrastructure.
“Every year, Council provides more than $500,000 in grants and sponsorship to help local organisations, community groups and individuals make a difference in the community,” Cr Williams said.
“Our grants and sponsorship program support a diverse range of events and projects so I urge anyone with an initiative that can deliver clear benefits to the broader community to apply.”
“Last year, Council grants contributed to a variety of projects, from publishing Quandamooka stories and history to upskilling local artists through the Coochie Art Group and supporting the personal and social development of teenage girls through the Redlands Centre for Women”.
“Council’s Sponsorship Program also helped to bring us a range of fantastic community events, from RedFest to Redlands Rockabilly Revival and Island Vibe.”
“This year we would like to especially encourage applicants under the category of Conservation Support so if you have an on-the-ground environmental project you would like to see up and running make sure you apply, she said”
Mayor Williams also encouraged applicants with projects that could help support Council’s recently endorsed City brand.
“The new place brand for the City, Redlands Coast – Naturally Wonderful, sees us embark on a new journey to deliver sustainable economic development of the city, through tourism and events and industry and connectivity, Cr Williams said.”
“We encourage applicants who can embrace the opportunities that our grants provide to help support our new identity Redlands Coast and help build a platform upon which we can promote all the city has to offer”.
“There is strong competition for funding so please visit our website while submissions are open to see if we can help you help the community,” she said.
Applications for this round of community grants will be accepted from Monday 16 July until Friday 17 August 2018 in the following categories:
- 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 that benefit the environment and wildlife.
Applications for the next round of Sponsorship will be accepted from Monday 6 August until Friday 7 September 2018 and will support community-based activities and events that provide measurable benefits to Council.