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Community Grants

The aim of the Central Highlands Regional Council’s Community Grants Program is to provide assistance to local community group/organisations making positive contributions to the quality of life in the local government area.

  • Funding categories

    Applications can be submitted in the following categories to the maximum indicated:

    • Community assistance – up to $5000
      • Organisations with community focus, not providing organised sport and recreation activities.
      • The organisations constitutions main objective is to provide community benefit.
    • Sport and recreation assistance – up to $5000
      • Organisations providing organised sport and recreation activities.
      • The organisations constitutions main objective is to provide organised sport and recreation activities.
    • Community improvement – up to $20,000
      • Organisations with a focus to completing aspirations of their community in accordance to the CH2022 community plan.
      • This category is open to both community-focused organisations and sport and recreation organisations.
  • Upcoming rounds

    Grants are offered twice a year.

    Round Opening Date Closing Date Applicants notified Completed acquittal due
    1 Mid-January 5.00 pm
    28 February
    End of March Six months
    2 Mid-July 5.00 pm
    31 August
    End of September Six months
  • How to Apply

    IMPORTANT: Please read the grant guidelines & the form before applying.

    Council staff involved in the administration of the Community Grants Program are available to provide general guidance to assist with the preparation of your application. Please contact the Customer Service Centre on 1300 242 686.

    Hard-copy application forms can be obtained from any of our Customer Service and Rural Transaction Centres and libraries, or by downloading the PDFs below.

    Alternatively you can fill in the forms online via these links:

    Please note: You CANNOT save and continue online forms, so ensure you have all required documentation BEFORE you start.

  • Successful applications

    Community Grants 2019 - Round 1

    OrganisationProjectCategoryGrant amount
    Borilla Community Kindergarten
    Internal storage facility upgrade
    Community assistance
    $5,000
    Dingo Race Club Inc
    30th anniversary World Cup Dingo trap throwing competition
    Community assistance
    $5,000
    Springsure RSL Sub Branch
    Ceiling replacement at Springsure RSL Hall
    Community assistance
    $5,000
    Dingo State School Parents and Citizens Association
    Town Hall catering upgrade
    Community assistance
    $4,995
    Capella St Vincent de Paul SocietyCooler heads
    Community assistance
    $4,282
    Emerald Town Band
    Central Highlands Festival of Bands
    Community assistance
    $2,359
    Blackwater State High School Parents and Citizens Association
    43rd annual art competition and exhibition
    Community assistance
    $350.00
    Capella Pioneer Village
    Peak Downs homestead exterior maintenance
    Community improvement
    $20,000
    Emerald Show Society Inc
    Grandstands
    Community improvement$20,000
    Emerald High State School Parents and Citizens Association
    ESHS Bites
    Community improvement$20,000
    Rotary Club of Emerald
    All abilities playground
    Community improvement$20,000
    Springsure Gun Club Inc
    Childrens playground
    Community improvement$19,057
    Comet Sporting and Agricultural Show Society Inc
    CSASS facilities upgrade
    Community improvement$15,875
    Central Highlands Cricket Inc
    Strengthening Central Highlands cricket clubs
    Sports and recreation
    $5,000
    Dingo Rodeo Club
    Kitchen equipment and small appliances
    Sports and recreation
    $5,000
    Duaringa Golf Club
    Signage replacement
    Sports and recreation
    $5,000
    Emerald Rodeo Association
    Amenity block upgrade
    Sports and recreation
    $5,000
    Gemfields Playgroup
    Community playgroup equipment
    Sports and recreation
    $5,000
    Springsure Jockey Club
    Boundary fence replacement
    Sports and recreation
    $5,000

    Rural Skate Park Development Initiative
    Many Mobs Festival NAIDOC Week 2019
    Sports and recreation
    $3,734.19
    Emerald Bowls Club
    Sun protection
    Sports and recreation$2,985

Applications can be submitted in the following categories to the maximum indicated:

  • Community assistance – up to $5000
    • Organisations with community focus, not providing organised sport and recreation activities.
    • The organisations constitutions main objective is to provide community benefit.
  • Sport and recreation assistance – up to $5000
    • Organisations providing organised sport and recreation activities.
    • The organisations constitutions main objective is to provide organised sport and recreation activities.
  • Community improvement – up to $20,000
    • Organisations with a focus to completing aspirations of their community in accordance to the CH2022 community plan.
    • This category is open to both community-focused organisations and sport and recreation organisations.

Grants are offered twice a year.

Round Opening Date Closing Date Applicants notified Completed acquittal due
1 Mid-January 5.00 pm
28 February
End of March Six months
2 Mid-July 5.00 pm
31 August
End of September Six months

IMPORTANT: Please read the grant guidelines & the form before applying.

Council staff involved in the administration of the Community Grants Program are available to provide general guidance to assist with the preparation of your application. Please contact the Customer Service Centre on 1300 242 686.

Hard-copy application forms can be obtained from any of our Customer Service and Rural Transaction Centres and libraries, or by downloading the PDFs below.

Alternatively you can fill in the forms online via these links:

Please note: You CANNOT save and continue online forms, so ensure you have all required documentation BEFORE you start.

Community Grants 2019 - Round 1

OrganisationProjectCategoryGrant amount
Borilla Community Kindergarten
Internal storage facility upgrade
Community assistance
$5,000
Dingo Race Club Inc
30th anniversary World Cup Dingo trap throwing competition
Community assistance
$5,000
Springsure RSL Sub Branch
Ceiling replacement at Springsure RSL Hall
Community assistance
$5,000
Dingo State School Parents and Citizens Association
Town Hall catering upgrade
Community assistance
$4,995
Capella St Vincent de Paul SocietyCooler heads
Community assistance
$4,282
Emerald Town Band
Central Highlands Festival of Bands
Community assistance
$2,359
Blackwater State High School Parents and Citizens Association
43rd annual art competition and exhibition
Community assistance
$350.00
Capella Pioneer Village
Peak Downs homestead exterior maintenance
Community improvement
$20,000
Emerald Show Society Inc
Grandstands
Community improvement$20,000
Emerald High State School Parents and Citizens Association
ESHS Bites
Community improvement$20,000
Rotary Club of Emerald
All abilities playground
Community improvement$20,000
Springsure Gun Club Inc
Childrens playground
Community improvement$19,057
Comet Sporting and Agricultural Show Society Inc
CSASS facilities upgrade
Community improvement$15,875
Central Highlands Cricket Inc
Strengthening Central Highlands cricket clubs
Sports and recreation
$5,000
Dingo Rodeo Club
Kitchen equipment and small appliances
Sports and recreation
$5,000
Duaringa Golf Club
Signage replacement
Sports and recreation
$5,000
Emerald Rodeo Association
Amenity block upgrade
Sports and recreation
$5,000
Gemfields Playgroup
Community playgroup equipment
Sports and recreation
$5,000
Springsure Jockey Club
Boundary fence replacement
Sports and recreation
$5,000

Rural Skate Park Development Initiative
Many Mobs Festival NAIDOC Week 2019
Sports and recreation
$3,734.19
Emerald Bowls Club
Sun protection
Sports and recreation$2,985

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