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COUNCIL GRANTS TO PROVIDE BOOST FOR VILLAGE CENTRES Redland City Council has opened a new round of its Village Events and Activation Grant program. Mayor Karen Williams said the program offered $120,000 to help not-for-profit community organisations and local businesses collaboratively deliver community activities and village events. “We are so fortunate to have a wonderful community feel in our village centres and we want to celebrate and expand upon that again this year with more local arts, festivals and events,” Cr Williams said. “Key events and activities for all members of the community will go a long way to encouraging visitors and residents alike to get out and experience what Redlands Coast has to offer. “The Village Events and Activation Grant program is contributing to making this happen while fostering a vibrant cluster of communities on Redlands Coast. “Last year’s inaugural program funded community Christmas events at Wellington Point and Redland Bay, an exhibition and film launch in Dunwich/Goompi, and the illumination of Poinciana trees in Cleveland. “Based on the feedback received from the community, the events were successful in promoting community connectedness and I am pleased Council is offering the grants again this year.” Cr Williams said potential grant activities could include pop-up events, child and youth-focused activities, markets, or temporary street displays. Under the program, one grant of up to $12,000 is available for events in each of 10 local centres across the city – Cleveland, Capalaba, Victoria Point, Alexandra Hills, Birkdale, Redland Bay, Wellington Point, Mount Cotton, North Stradbroke Island/Minjerribah and the Southern Moreton Bay Islands. Applications close on 5 March 2023. More information, including how to apply, is available at



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