Council sponsorship opportunities opening soon


Are you planning an event or activity on Redlands Coast that would benefit from an injection of funding to support your efforts or those of your organisation?

Redland City Council’s Sponsorship Program, the only one for the 2020-21 financial year, is opening soon.

Mayor Karen Williams said sponsorship enabled Council to provide financial or value-in-kind support to individuals and organisations, helping them run events and activities that benefitted the local community.

“This has been a far from normal year, and the people of Redlands Coast are excited about the prospect of once again getting out and about to enjoy COVID-safe events and activities,” she said.

“Council recognises this and is thrilled to support our event organisers in delivering some much-needed light relief to our hard-working community while supporting our local economy.

“Since 2009 we have sponsored more than 1000 events and activities, totalling more than $6 million.

“This year, we expect to support a range of exciting events that will not only help bring our community together but will provide a welcome injection of funding to our local businesses doing it tough.”

Cr Williams said sponsorship applications went through a competitive assessment process that ensured equity, openness and transparency.

“Applicants can choose from two categories: $15,000 or less, and more than $15,000, and can also request funding up to $1500 to support Quandamooka Cultural Awareness activities,” she said.

“This sponsorship program is in addition to the $370,000 in COVID Recovery funding recently given to local businesses and community groups to help them recover from the COVID pandemic.

“I am delighted that we have been able to open this sponsorship round, and I would encourage all event and activity organisers to consider applying for some support.”

Visit Council’s website to download the Sponsorship Program Information Kit, or phone the Grants and Sponsorship Team on 3829 8999 to express your interest or to arrange a meeting with the Grants Coordinator.

For more information, visit redland.qld.gov.au/sponsorship