Redland City Council Community Grants and Sponsorship program now open

Do you have a Redlands Coast community-based program, project or event that needs an injection of funding to support the efforts of you or your organisation?

Round two of Redland City Council's Community Grants and Sponsorship program (for 2019/20) is now open for community grants, with sponsorship applications being accepted from Monday. February 17.

Council provides financial assistance to individuals and organisations, helping them run projects that benefit the local community. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said, since 2009 the council have awarded more than 1000 grants and sponsorship totaling more than $6 million.

"Our aim is to maximise benefits for the community and ensure the fair distribution of resources. All applications go through a competitive assessment process that ensures equity, openness and transparency," Cr Williams said.

Cr Williams added it was through community grants that council helped fund initiatives across a range of areas, including economic development, community development, sport and recreation, cultural heritage, the arts, and the environment.

When applying, there are four community grant categories to choose from: organisational support, project support, conservation and capital infrastructure.

"The Grants and Sponsorship Team is also offering a free Strategic Planning Workshop in early-March which has been so popular that it has already booked out. But Council is keeping a waiting list for another workshop if there is a need," Cr Williams said.

2019/2020 Grants and Sponsorship Program date:

Strategic Planning Workshop - Tuesday March 3 from 6pm - 9pm (waiting list applies).

Grants - Round 2 now open. Applications accepted until March 2, 2020

Sponsorship - Round 2 opens soon. Applications will be accepted from February 17, 2020.

To book a meeting with the Grants and Sponsorship Team and for a fact sheet with all the details, visit redland.qld.gov.au/grants or phone on 3829 8999.