APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR REDLANDS COAST CAPITAL INFRASTRUCTURE GRANTS Redland Coast organisations can now access Council grants to help them build, renovate or refurbish community facilities. Mayor Karen Williams said Capital Infrastructure Grants were available through round one of Council’s Community Grants program. “These grants support local organisations to undertake projects for the benefit of the Redlands Coast community,” she said. “Last year’s program saw eight organisations share in more than $174,000 in capital infrastructure grants. “This included funding to install a new clubhouse roof, the supply and installation of air conditioning, upgraded night lighting to a bowls green, the installation of solar panels and a new pottery kiln. “We are now calling on organisations, who might need a helping hand, to apply for funding through this year’s funding round.” Cr Williams said Council had changed one of the grant program requirements to help reduce the burden on organisations and to provide more financial assistance for small capital projects. “This year we have removed the 20 per cent in-kind contribution for small capital funding applications,” she said. “We hope this will provide more opportunities for some of our smaller organisations to receive the financial support they need to undertake projects to enhance their operations and sustainability.” Capital infrastructure grants are available in two categories:
Small capital funding up to $10,000, and
Major capital funding between $10,001 and $50,000 (applicants must make a 50 per cent financial cash contribution).
Applications close on 11 September 2022. Eligibility criteria and guidelines, along with information on how to submit an application, can be found on Council’s website at redland.qld.gov.au/grants
APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR COMMUNITY GRANTS PROGRAM
Applications are now open for the first round of Redland City Council’s 2022-23 Community Grants program. Mayor Karen Williams said the latest round of community grants would support a wide variety of projects and initiatives aimed at strengthening the Redlands Coast community. “Council is proud to be able to partner with our local groups and individuals to support projects that deliver clear benefits to the community,” Cr Williams said. “The diversity of previous successful applicants illustrates the range of initiatives supported by our grants program. “I urge anyone with a project or initiative that can deliver clear benefits to the broader community to apply.” Council offers two rounds of community grants each financial year. For eligibility criteria and to learn more about how to apply for grants, visit redland.qld.gov.au/Grants, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3829 8999.