Council grants support Redlands Coast community

Redland City Council has opened round two of its 2022-23 Community Grants program.

Mayor Karen Williams said the grants would assist local community organisations and individuals in delivering projects and initiatives to benefit the Redlands Coast community.

“Council looks forward to receiving applications for a wide range of projects that will deliver fun, engaging events that also deliver clear benefits and enjoyment to local residents,” Cr Williams said.

“All community activities which encourage participation and engagement are welcomed and these can encompass everything from sports and recreation to music, the arts and environmental activities.

“The three categories of funding are Project Support, Organisation Support and Conservation, so there is a lot of flexibility around what can be covered through these grants.

“Previous successful applications include volunteer support programs, a community choir, education and support for beekeepers to protect local beehives, and in-home support for multiple birth families.”

Community Grants are available in three categories, including conservation.

The Conservation category offers funding up to $10,000 for conservation projects, education and awareness of wildlife, art projects with an environmental theme and wildlife carer projects related to the rescue, care, rehabilitation and transport of injured wildlife.

The Organisation Support category is for community organisations to improve planning, governance and management practices, with funding up to $3000 available for projects such as development plans, website upgrades, workshops and training.

Project Support, up to $10,000, is for organisations to deliver one-off projects, events or activities that provide positive outcomes in the areas of environmental, sport and recreation, cultural heritage, arts, community or economic development.

Applicants can book a time to meet with Council’s grants team to discuss their projects and seek guidance.

Applications for Community Grants close on 19 March 2023.

More information, including eligibility criteria and guidelines, is available on Council’s Grants and sponsorship webpage.