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 will open next week Friday 2 February, with applications accepted until Monday 5 March.

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

“Projects celebrating Quandamooka art and culture, the publication of local poems and stories and local history shared in more than $20,000 of project support grants last round.”

“Other great community initiatives supported by Council included the mentoring and upskilling of local artists through the Coochie Art Group and a program called The Lounge delivered by the Redlands Centre for Women to support the personal and social development of teenage girls.”

“Council’s Sponsorship Program supported the 2017 Anzac Day event in Cleveland, which saw over 13,000 people attend the Dawn Service alone, and the successful ninth Macleay Island Classic, which attracted 140 interstate competitors.”

“I think many people would be surprised at the range of projects eligible for funding, from on-the-ground environmental projects to supporting not-for-profit community organsations.”

“Competition for funding is fierce and we will continue to support projects that deliver clear benefits to the community.”

I really urge anyone working for the Redlands community to visit our website while submissions are open and see if we can help them,” she said.

Applications for this round of community grants will be accepted from Friday 2 February until Monday 5 March 2018 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 Friday 23 February until Monday 26 March 2018 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 email or call 3829 8999.