Applications are now open for 2012-13 Community Grants Program and Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) to help fund community and not-for-profit projects and programs.
There are two rounds held in the 2012-13 financial year, with applications for this first round closing 31 August 2012.
A wide range of groups and individuals can benefit from the grants. Past recipients include the Volunteer Marine Rescue to hold marine rescue workshops and the Redlands PCYC “Deep Blue Line” project to provide positive life skills through practical activities and lectures for young males without a role model.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the grants were a wonderful opportunity for people to invest in their own community.
“The grants scheme covers many community projects, from building and conservation projects, to arts and cultural activities,” Mayor Williams said.
“I encourage groups and individuals to find out which grant categories they may be eligible for, and Council will support them through the application process.”
Grants categories are:
- Organisation Support – to help organisations become more sustainable and improve their capacity to deliver services (up to $3,000).
- Project Support – for organisations to provide specific projects or activities that deliver long-term positive outcomes for the community (up to $10,000).
- Conservation Grants – to support individuals and organisations to undertake projects for the benefit of the environment and wildlife (up to $10,000)
- Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) – to support professional, emerging artists and arts practitioners in the Redlands. The Regional Arts Development Fund is a Queensland Government and Redland City Council partnership to support local art and culture. Go to www.arts.qld.gov.au for more information.
- Capital Infrastructure – to assist eligible organisations build, renovate or refurbish facilities, including hard-wired technology upgrades (Small Capital up to $10,000 and Major Capital up to $50,000)
To be eligible to apply, you must be an incorporated not-for-profit organisation or sponsored by an incorporated not-for-profit organisation.
Program guidelines and application forms have been recently updated, so ensure you have the latest versions by going to the grants webpage at www.redland.qld.gov.au/CommunitySupport/Grants.
Council hosts free grant application writing workshops to provide advice on how to
complete submissions. The workshops will run from mid July-early August. Bookings are
For more information on workshop dates and locations, the funding categories or to
request an application kit go to the grants webpage or call the Grants Team on
(07) 3829 8911.