GRANTS FUNDING APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR CAPITAL INFRASTRUCTURE GRANTS Redlands Coast organisations wanting to build, renovate or refurbish community facilities can apply for assistance through a Redland City Council Capital Infrastructure Grant. Mayor Karen Williams said applications were now open through this year’s community grants program. “Community organsations play an important role on Redlands Coast and these grants allow them to undertake vital projects that benefit both their members and the wider community,” Cr Williams said. “The Capital Infrastructure Grant program not only aims to improve community facilities but also promotes collaboration and local partnerships, and boosts the local economy through new employment opportunities. “It also helps improve the ability of organisations to deliver their services and improve access for people experiencing disadvantage or vulnerability.” Cr Williams said 14 Redlands Coast organisations shared in more than $216,000 in capital infrastructure grants last year. “This included funding to upgrade clubhouse change rooms, resurface a tennis court, replace guttering, renew sport field lighting, repair a roof, repaint a building, and upgrade audio, electrical and solar power systems,” she said. “Council is now calling on organisations, who might need a helping hand, to apply for funding through this year’s funding round.” Capital infrastructure grants are available in two categories:
Small capital funding up to $10,000, and
Major capital funding from $10,001 up to $50,000 (applicants must make a 50 per cent financial cash contribution).
Applications close on Sunday 10 September 2023. Eligibility criteria, guidelines and information on how to submit an application can be found on Council’s website at redland.qld.gov.au/grants GRANTS FUNDING APPLY NOW FOR COMMUNITY GRANTS FUNDING FROM COUNCIL Applications are now open for the first round of Redland City Council’s 2023-2024 Community Grants program. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the program provided funding to support projects and events undertaken by local community organisations and individuals. “These projects contribute to the vibrancy of our Redlands Coast community and many are initiated and managed primarily by volunteers,” Cr Williams said. “Last financial year, Council was proud to support 34 local organisations with Community Grants funding totalling almost $142,000. “This included funding to help train and upskill volunteers, plan for future music festivals, clean-up island coastlines, and support initiatives that raise awareness of domestic violence. “The diversity of previous successful applicants illustrates the range of initiatives supported by our grants program, and I urge anyone with a project that can deliver clear benefits to the community to apply.” Community grants are available in three categories:
Organisation support up to $5000, to help with planning, governance and management practices
Project support up to $10,000, to help with one-off projects, events or activities
Conservation grant up to $10,000, to help with conservation projects.
Applications for round one of the 2023-2024 Community Grants program close on 27 August 2023. More information, including eligibility criteria and how to make an application, can be found on Council’s website at redland.qld.gov.au/grants