Council calls for community grant applications

Got a great idea for a community focused project? Apply now for a community grant from Redland City Council and turn your ideas into reality.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the latest round of community grants wil open next week, with applications accepted until Friday 26 February.

“Last financial year, Council provided more than $500,000 in community grants and sponsorship, supporting a diverse range of projects and events that benefited the broader community,” she said.

“An example of the great community initiatives supported by Council in the last round included an education awareness program on North Stradbroke Island about the detrimental effects of the drug Ice.

“Projects raising awareness of domestic violence, mental illness and brain cancer shared in more than $60,000 of project support grants last round, as well as a series of skateboarding workshops for disengaged youth.

“The record-breaking launch of Sirromet Parkrun, which attracted 620 participants to its inaugural event on 9 January – and set a record for the biggest launch in Australia – was also supported by our community grants program.”

Community and cultural spokesperson Cr Lance Hewlett said the diversity of successful applicants across the community illustrated the range of initiatives supported.

“From a video capturing stories of childhood from a bygone era across Quandamooka country to fauna surveys and wildlife rehabilitation programs, Council assistance is available for a variety of projects so it’s worth checking our application criteria to see if an initiative is eligible,” he said.

“Organisations seeking to improve their services are also eligible for funding, with Bayside Red Tent, Redlands Swimming Club and North Stradbroke Island Golf Club among six organisations who shared more than $17,000 in funding last round.”

Applications for this round of community grants will be accepted from 25 January until 26 February 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 15 February until 18 March 2016 and will support community-based activities and events that provide measurable benefits to Council.

For eligibility criteria and to learn more about how to apply for grants or sponsorship, visit our Grants and Sponsorships webpage or call 3829 8912.