Redland City Council offers grants for community events and projects

GRANTS: Council’s sponsorship program supported the 2018 Island Vibe Festival, which saw more than 2700 people flock to North Stradbroke Island. Photo: Redland City Council
GRANTS: Council’s sponsorship program supported the 2018 Island Vibe Festival, which saw more than 2700 people flock to North Stradbroke Island. Photo: Redland City Council

REDLAND City Council has grant money available for community projects and events.

Mayor Karen Williams has announced the latest round of community grants was open for applications until Monday, March 4.

Cr Williams said more than $785,400 had been given through the Community Grants and Sponsorship Program for community projects and events.

“Last year’s projects brought great benefits to our city last year and include a sensory garden at MyHorizon as well as projects celebrating Quandamooka art and culture,” Cr Williams said.

“Other great community initiatives supported by council included the mentoring and upskilling of local Redland Bay Coast Guard volunteers and a program called Ruby (Rise up be yourself), delivered by the Queensland Police Citizens Youth Welfare Association – Redlands Branch, which supports women who are, have been or likely to be experiencing domestic and family violence.

“Council’s sponsorship program supported the 2018 Island Vibe Festival, which saw more than 2700 people flock to North Stradbroke Island, and the successful Redlands Coast Fun Run, which attracted 824 registered participants.”

Cr Williams said various categories of funding were available, with a range of projects eligible for support.

“If anyone working in Redlands Coast has an idea for a project that will deliver clear benefits to the community I urge them to visit council’s website while submissions are open to see if our community grants team can help them,” Cr Williams said.

Community grant applications will be accepted 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.

Sponsorship applications – that support community-based activities and events that benefit council – will be open from February 18 to March 18.

For eligibility criteria and to learn about how to apply for grants or sponsorship, visit redland.qld.gov.au/grants, email grants@redland.qld.gov.au or call 3829 8999.