Community grants program – round 1 open


Round 1 of Redland City Council’s 2013/14 Community Grants Program opened on Monday 8 July 2013, and will run until 16 August 2013.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams encouraged community groups and individuals to apply, saying almost $800,000 was distributed from Community Grants ($637,000) and Councillors’ Small Grants ($159,000) programs last financial year.

“The Community Grants Program allows us to tap into the ideas, knowledge, skills and commitment of Redlands’ residents and groups, and support the work they do in our community”, Cr Williams said.

“Past successful applications have helped junior sporting clubs with strategic plans, enhanced wildlife habitats, assisted with rebuilding community clubs and supported cultural exhibitions.

“Think big – if you’re helping our community we may be able to help you achieve your goals.

“I encourage anyone doing a worthwhile not-for-profit activity in Redlands to look at the selection criteria and apply if you are eligible.

“Council also offers free workshops to help people develop an application – we want people to succeed and are committed to getting the best outcomes for our community.”

Submissions for funding are invited for the Organisation Support, Project Support, Conservation, Capital Infrastructure and Regional Arts Development Fund categories. The separate Councillors’ Small Grants program takes submissions all year.

Free “Tools for a Successful Grant Application” workshops will run from 10 – 18 July 2013.

Bookings are essential and eligible individuals and organisations who wish to apply for funding in Round 1 2013-14 are encouraged to attend.

To book your spot at a workshop, call 3829 8911.

Program guidelines and application forms are available online at www.redland.qld.gov.au/CommunitySupport/Grants or by phoning the Council’s grants team on 3829 8911.