Applications open for new Village Events and Activation Grants

Applications are now open for Redland City Council’s new Village Events and Activation Grant program.

Mayor Karen Williams said the grants totalling $120,000 would support community organisations and village traders in promoting their local village centres and making them more vibrant.

“These new grants are all about celebrating our villages and investing in local business,” she said.

“They will support not-for-profit community organisations and village traders to work together to deliver activities and experiences that bring people together, such as live entertainment and movie events, youth activities, specialty food and boutique markets, decorative lighting and temporary street furniture.

“In the process, the program will build community connection and resilience and will stimulate economic activity in our centres.”

Under the program, one grant of up to $12,000 will be available for initiatives in each of 10 centres across the city – Cleveland, Capalaba, Victoria Point, Alexandra Hills, Birkdale, Redland Bay, Wellington Point, Mount Cotton, Dunwich or Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) and the Southern Moreton Bay Islands (Russell, Macleay or Lamb Island).

Cr Williams said the grants would help to provide more fun and engaging events and activities, and beautiful spaces for locals and visitors, while supporting the strategic objectives of Council’s corporate plan.

“Council wants to support activities and experiences that bring social, cultural and economic benefits to our community by encouraging visitors and residents to get out and experience what Redlands Coast has to offer.

“These new grants will go a long way to making this happen.”

Grant applications close on 27 March 2022 and successful applicants will have until 31 December 2022 to deliver events.

Information, including grant guidelines and how to apply online, is available on Council’s Community Grants webpage.