Category Archives: Grants and sponsorship

Council offers RADF Quick Response Grants to help artists develop

Redland City Council has opened a quick response grant round to help local artists develop and improve their skills.

Mayor Karen Williams said the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Quick Response/Professional Development Grants were open to both emerging and established artists.

“Redlands Coast has a vibrant community of artists and arts workers and these grants provide an important opportunity to help them progress their artistic practice,” Cr Williams said.

“Individual artists can apply for up to $2000 in funding and groups up to $4000.

“The grants can be used to offset the costs of attending a workshop or classes, a mentorship or passing on their skills to the community.

“We would like to see as many people as possible apply, but it is important to get in quick as applications are sent to grant assessors as soon as they are received, and will be approved until all funds are allocated.”

RADF Assessment Panel Co-chair Cr Paul Bishop (Division 10) said there was a wide range of projects which could be supported through the Quick Response Grants program.

“Applications can be for concept development such as researching, developing and planning for a new project, or creative development in the form of a new work,” Cr Bishop said.

“Applicants can also seek mentorship with a leading creative to obtain feedback on an existing work or project idea, or to help with career development.

“We look forward to seeing all the ideas from our emerging and established artists to help them to take their careers to the next level.”

Panel Co-chair Cr Lance Hewlett (Division 4) said artists of all ages and disciplines were encouraged to apply for the grants.

“The RADF provides a range of categories which are eligible for funding, including community arts and cultural development, dance, developing regional skills, heritage, multi-arts, music, theatre, visual arts, craft and design, and writing,” Cr Hewlett said.

“Previous grant recipients are also eligible to apply, as long as they can prove they’ve acquitted their previous funds.

“I encourage all artists and groups to consider applying for one of these grants and, if you need any help or just want to chat about your application, contact Council’s RADF Liaison Officer.”

Applications for the 2022 Quick Response Round close at 11.59pm on Friday 10 June.

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Redlands Coast Seniors Month Grants now open

Redlands Coast community groups planning to host events during Queensland Seniors Month in October can now apply for support under a Redland City Council age-friendly grants program.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the Redlands Coast Seniors Month Grants Program was specifically aimed at supporting activities being planned for the annual state-wide celebration of positive ageing.

“Seniors contribute so much to our naturally wonderful Redlands Coast and their value to our community is strongly supported by Council through our Redlands Coast Age-friendly Action Plan 2021-2026,” Cr Williams said.

“Bringing our older residents together through events such as those during Seniors Month helps them develop often long-standing connections and friendships, and does wonders for our community wellbeing by reducing loneliness and isolation and supporting healthy, active lifestyles.

“These grants are a way for Council to encourage groups to deliver events and initiatives across the city over the full month and a big part of what makes us such an age-friendly community.”

Cr Williams said $14,000 would be available this year, with grants of up to $2000 for local events and up to $5000 for a single larger scale local event.

“Applications will be received online until midnight Wednesday 8 June,” she said.

“These grants are aimed at supporting activities and initiatives which appeal to older residents across the board, from our most mobile seniors to those with limited opportunities to get out into the community and connect with others.

“Events and activities that benefit our island residents are encouraged.”

For more information visit or call 3829 8999.

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Seagulls announce Hostplus Cup match on North Stradbroke Island

The BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls are excited to announce the relocation of their Round 10 Hostplus Cup match to Ron Stark Oval on North Stradbroke Island / Minjerribah.

This will be an Indigenous recognition match, proudly supported by long-term partners Deadly Choices and Redland City Council, held on Sunday 5 June.

Seagulls staff and players will also visit the island in the days leading up to the game to hold rugby league clinics and engage in activities to help promote tourism on the Redlands Coast.

Wynnum Manly Seagulls CEO Hanan Laban said the club was proud to partner with Deadly Choices since 2014 to showcase the connection between First Nations people and the great game of rugby league.

“As a rugby league club, we wholeheartedly support maintaining a healthy lifestyle,” Mr Laban said.

“We embrace the opportunity that our platform provides us to bring people closer together and to spread positive messages throughout the community.

“Our partnership with Deadly Choices and Redland City Council allows us to form a supportive network to help people lead a healthy life.

“We’re excited for June 5 and we’d like to recognise Deadly Choices and Redland City Council, as this event would not be possible without their support.”

Mayor Karen Williams said Council was happy to support Wynnum Manly Seagulls Rugby League Club with $9000 sponsorship for the event, as it offered important social and health benefits for the Redlands Coast community.

“We know our community loves their sport, so we are proud to be bringing this match to Minjerribah,” Cr Williams said.

“The match will also boost local tourism and business by showcasing the beautiful backdrop of the island.

“In partnership with Minjerribah’s Yulu-Burri-Ba health clinic and the Deadly Choices initiative, the match will also raise awareness of Quandamooka culture and promote health care access and initiatives for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

“Council is proud to support this match for the third year with $9000 through round one of the 2021-2022 sponsorship program, which includes $1500 towards Quandamooka Cultural Awareness.”

Yulu Burri Ba Health Service CEO David Collins said they were excited to return to Minjerribah this year after a game was successfully featured on the Redlands mainland for the first time last year.

“We’re excited to return to North Stradbroke Island in 2022, which will be well received by locals while providing an opportunity for Wynnum supporters more broadly to venture over to the island and enjoy a unique cultural experience.

“This game also provides an amazing opportunity for us to encourage positive health practices by incentivising health checks for supporters to receive a limited edition Deadly Choices Seagulls shirt.

“It’s a promotion that has worked extremely well for us with the ongoing support of Wynnum Seagulls, particularly in ensuring our younger people are encouraged to live healthy, deadly lives.”

Division 2 Councillor Peter Mitchell said the event was an opportunity for the community to support a good cause.

“Events such as the Hostplus Cup are an example of how community partnerships can make a positive impact on society,” Cr Mitchell said.

“Through health education programs, we can work together to achieve health equality across the community on Minjerribah.”

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Applications for State disaster assistance grants close on 1 April

Eligible Redlands Coast residents impacted by the recent severe weather have until Friday 1 April to apply for two grants under the State Government’s Personal Hardship Assistance Scheme.

The State Government activated the grants for Redland City Council residents experiencing hardship as a result of the extreme weather event which occurred in late February and early March.

There are a number of grants available:

  • Emergency Hardship Assistance: $180 per person (up to $900 for a family of five or more) for people who are unable to meet their immediate essential needs for temporary accommodation, food, essential clothing and medication.
  • Essential Services Hardship Assistance: $150 per person (up to $750 for a family of five or more) for people who have experienced the loss of one or more essential services for more than five days.

More information on the Personal Hardship Assistance Scheme and how to apply is available on the Queensland Government website.

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Council grants help local groups run Youth Week events

Redland City Council has provided funding to help four local not-for-profit youth organisations run free events during Queensland Youth Week (1-11 April 2022).

Mayor Karen Williams said Council was pleased to support the organisations through Redlands Coast Youth Week Grants of up to $1500.

“Council recognises that young people make a significant contribution to our city and we are committed to ensuring they have safe spaces to meet, things to do and that they feel connected to their community.

“These grants, which Council is offering for the second year, recognise the great work our local organisations do in supporting our young people and will help them to deliver a free event or activity during Queensland Youth Week.

“We are pleased with the range of activities being held, from paint and sip events to a movie night, skate park jam and an outdoor event with an obstacle course.”

The successful Redlands Coast Youth Week Grant recipients and their funded activities are:

  • Redland Community Centre in Capalaba is running two paint and sip (Cocoa and Canvas) events for young people aged 18-25 years on 7 and 8 April.
  • YMCA is holding a Skate Park Jam at Cascade Gardens skate park in Victoria Point on 6 April and an Amplify Jam Night at the LINK (YMCA Vocational School) on 8 April, aimed at young people aged 15-25 years.
  • Redlands PCYC in partnership with the Queensland Police Service will be running a pizza and movie night on the Dunwich State School oval on 6 April.
  • The Cage Youth Foundation at Redland Bay will hold a fun day on 5 April for those aged 12-18, with soccer darts, an obstacle course, grab the flag nerf game and an art space activity.

All events are free. For more information, contact the organisations direct.

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Council extends closing dates for grant and sponsorship applications

Redland City Council has extended the closing dates for its current grants and sponsorship opportunities due to the recent severe weather event.

Mayor Karen Williams said the extensions had been implemented to give community members and businesses time to recover from the effects of the heavy rainfall and flooding experienced across south-east Queensland earlier this month.

“We wanted to give potential applicants the opportunity to look after themselves and their property without the worry of needing to meet a grant deadline,” Cr Williams said.

“We want to ensure individuals and organisations have enough time to gather the information necessary to complete an application, whether it is for a community grant, sponsorship or one of the new Village Events and Activation Grants.”

The new closure dates are:

  • Community Grants – 21 March. Community Grants are available in three categories: organisation support (with funding up to $3000), project support and conservation (both with funding up to $10,000).
  • Sponsorship – 28 March. Two sponsorship packages are available: $15,000 or less or for more than $15,000. There is additional funding support of up to $1500 to support Quandamooka cultural awareness at sponsored events or activities.
  • Village Events and Activation Grant – 4 April. Grants of up to $12,000 are available in each of 10 centres across the city to help promote local centres and make them more vibrant.

Information, including guidelines and how to apply, is available on Council’s Grants and sponsorship website.

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Council grants support free activities in Queensland Youth Week

Redland City Council is once again offering grants to help local not-for-profit youth organisations run free events during Queensland Youth Week (1-11 April 2022).

Mayor Karen Williams said this was the second year Council had offered the Redlands Coast Youth Week Grants.

“These grants were established to recognise the great work done by not-for-profit youth focused organisations across the city,” she said.

“These organisations not only support our local youth, but provide them with safe spaces to meet, share experiences and to have fun.

“Through these grants, funding of up to $1500 is available to facilitate a free event or activity during Queensland Youth Week.

“Seven grants were awarded last year, with activities ranging from an obstacle course at The Cage Youth Foundation in Redland Bay, to parkour with Running Wild at Macleay and Russell Islands and screen printing t-shirts at the Redland Community Centre in Capalaba.

“Council is pleased to offer the grants once again this year to support events which will give young people the opportunity to come together and make new connections.”

Redlands Coast Youth Week Grant applications close on Tuesday, 15 March 2022.

For more information on the grants, visit Redland City Council’s Youth support and activities website.

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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.

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Applications open for round two of RADF grants

Redland City Council is now accepting grant applications through round two of the 2021-2022 Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).

Mayor Karen Williams said professional and emerging Redlands Coast artists could apply for funding through the program, which is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Redland City Council.

“We are fortunate to have a thriving arts community on Redlands Coast and this funding will support projects that reflect the distinctive people and places in our community,” she said.

“Five local art projects received a total of $45,200 through the first round of the 2021-2022 program, helping Redlands Coast musicians, artists, writers, filmmakers and Quandamooka Elders share their stories to entertain and inspire our community.

“I encourage all artists to put in an application for a grant, even if they missed out in the first round.”

RADF Assessment Panel Co-chair Cr Lance Hewlett (Division 4) said they looked forward to reviewing applications for arts and cultural activities that encouraged creative and skills development, partnerships and cultural innovation.

“The purpose of these grants is to support professional and emerging artists and art workers, enabling them to practice excellent art for and with the local community,” Cr Hewlett said.

“This in turn helps build local cultural capacity, sustainability and community pride.”

Panel Chair Cr Paul Bishop (Division 10) encouraged applications that creatively explored the theme of stories of people and place in Redlands Coast on Quandamooka Country.

“Creative stories can be expressed through song, visual arts, dance, music, craft, writing, theatre or design,” Cr Bishop said.

“We are looking for projects which provide public value and help support respect for country and a robust living culture in our community.”

Community Project Funding of up to $10,000 is available in nine categories. There is also Quick Response funding available, with grants of up to $2000 for individuals and up to $4000 for groups.

All round two applications close on 31 March 2022.

For more information on RADF grants visit the Redland City Council website.

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Applications open for community grants and sponsorship program

Applications are now open for round two of Redland City Council’s 2021-22 Community Grants and Sponsorship Program.

Mayor Karen Williams said the program supported a wide variety of projects and initiatives aimed at strengthening the Redlands Coast community.

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

“Round one of the 2021-22 program saw 37 applicants receive more than $355,580 in the form of Community Grants, sponsorship and Capital Infrastructure Grants.

“We are now pleased to offer round two and I invite all organisations and individuals to apply, even if they were unsuccessful in the first round.”

Cr Williams said Community Grants were available in three categories: organisation support (with funding up to $3000), project support and conservation (both with funding up to $10,000).

Applications close on 7 March 2022.

Applications for round two of the sponsorship program will open from 21 February until 21 March 2022.

Organisations have the opportunity to apply for one of two sponsorship categories, of either $15,000 or less, or for more than $15,000, and there is additional funding support of up to $1500 to support Quandamooka cultural awareness at sponsored events or activities.

Eligibility criteria and guidelines can be found online on Council’s grants and sponsorship webpage.

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