Apply now for Council sponsorship and grants

Did you know that Redland City Council provides more than $750,000 worth of sponsorship and grants for community initiatives every year? Apply now for the next round of funding and bring your ideas to fruition.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the latest round of sponsorship, which opens today, would support events and initiatives held in Redland City between January and June 2017, while applications for the next round of community grants would close on Friday 26 August.

“Every year, Council sponsorship and grants help local organisations, community groups and individuals make a difference in the Redlands through a diverse range of events, projects and initiatives that strengthen our community,” she said.

“Earlier this month, we saw more than 500 classic cars from across the country cruise into the Cleveland Showgrounds for Greazefest thanks to Council sponsorship, with the event attracting more than 12,000 retro revellers, who enjoyed rockabilly bands, pin-up parades and more.

“Be sure to pencil the first weekend of September in your diary for Redfest’s annual strawberry eating competition, as well as the Bayside Blues Festival on Saturday 15 October, which are both proudly supported by Redland City Council.”

Cr Williams said Council sponsorship attracted a rich diversity of events to the Redlands, enriching the cultural fabric of the city and attracting visitors from far and wide.

“Every year, Council supports a variety of events across the city, with 24 initiatives sharing more than $170,000 in sponsorship last financial year,” she said.

“From food and wine festivals and vintage markets to fireworks displays, fun runs and fishing competitions, we know that events provide immense economic benefits for our city and help put us on the map.

“Local lawn bowls clubs hosted competitors and their families from across the state during the Under 18s Junior State Championships in April and the Reef and Beef Men’s Triples Weekend in June, while the Raby Bay Triathlon and Straddie Salute Triathlon Festival showcase our spectacular bayside location to thousands of athletes.”

Applications for the next round of sponsorship will be accepted from 15 August until 16 September 2016 and will support community-based activities and events that provide measurable benefits for the community.

The next round of community grants close on Friday 26 August, with funding available for organisation support, project support and conservation initiatives. Applications for capital infrastructure grants will close on Friday 2 September.

For eligibility criteria and to learn more about how to apply for grants or sponsorship, visit the website or call 3829 8912.