Apply for a grant and help invest in your community tomorrow

Applications are opening for Round 2 of funding under Council’s 2012-13 Community Grants Program and Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).

From 29 January until 1 March 2013, grant applications to fund sport and recreation, community development, arts and cultural heritage, festivals and events, enterprise development and environmental projects will be accepted.

Council will also host free grant application writing workshops from 24 January to 7 February 2013, with bookings essential.

Redland City Deputy Mayor Alan Beard encouraged the Redlands community to apply for funding, saying 39 deserving community and RADF projects had already received more than $406,000 this financial year.

“Council funded some wonderful local initiatives through Round 1of the Community Grants Program this financial year. There was a strong focus on supporting emergency services first responders, as well as help for wildlife rehabilitation,” Cr Beard said.

“Seven community-based projects covering visual arts, music and heritage received funding through the Regional Arts Development Fund.

“This is your final opportunity to secure funding under through the Community Grants Program and RADF this financial year,” Cr Beard said.

Grants categories available are:

  • Organisation Support – to fund management and planning costs associated with becoming more sustainable and improving 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 conservation 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, with a focus on the development of quality art and arts practices. The Regional Arts Development Fund is a Queensland Government and Redland City Council partnership to support local art and culture. Go to for more information.

In addition, you can apply for sponsorship and Councillors’ Small Grants (up to $3000) all year round.

Program guidelines and application forms have been recently updated, so ensure you have the latest versions by going to the grants webpage at

Details for the grant application writing workshops are also online. These workshops are ideal for those new to application writing or anyone wishing to improve their chances of securing funding under this particular program. Participants will also learn generic skills handy for applying for funding elsewhere.

Bookings are essential so call the Grants Team to reserve your place.

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.