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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
    Early April Six months
    2 Mid-July 5.00 pm
    31 August
    Early October Six months
  • How to apply

    IMPORTANT: Please read the grant guidelines and 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 PDF forms 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 2020 - Round 1

    OrganisationProjectCategoryGrant amount
    Blackwater Bilbies Junior Cricket Club
    Purchase of BBQ, gas, esky
    Sport and recreation $1,163
    Blackwater Equestrian ComplexGrounds equipmentSport and recreation $5,000
    Blackwater State School P & C
    Junior playground
    Community improvement $20,000
    Borilla Community Kindergarten
    Borilla Kindergarten supporting the community
    Community assistance
    $5,000
    Capella Cricket ClubCricket trailer
    Sport and recreation
    $5,000
    Capella Pioneer VillageTo preserve and protect the timber
    Community improvement
    $10,000
    Central Highlands Music Festival
    Central Highlands Festival of Bands
    Community assistance
    $3,875.50
    CH Science CentreCommercial coffee machine
    Community assistance
    $4,845.29
    Coal Capital Speedway Safety catch fence
    Community improvement$20,000
    Duaringa State School P & C
    Portable stage upgrade

    Community assistance$5,000
    Emerald Archery ClubShade cover
    Sport and recreation $2,892.30
    Emerald District Athletics Association Inc.Electronic starting equipment
    Sport and recreation$3,500
    Emerald Golf Club
    Children's playground project

    Community improvement $13,646
    Emerald Pottery Club Inc.
    Purchase and install split system air conditioner
    Community improvement

    $8,000
    Emerald Show Society

    Portable water bottle fountains Community assistance

    $4,375
    Emerald Woodworkers GroupLarge table saw
    Community assistance
    $5,000
    Orion Community IncLife Matters - Orion CommunityCommunity assistance$2,000
    Playgroup Queensland - Tieri PossumsAll Kids Today, Enjoying Outdoor Play
    Community improvement
    $16,617.47
    QCWA Blackwater BranchUpgrade of QCWA Hall
    Community assistance
    $3,000

    QCWA Capella Branch
    Upgrading of electrical switchboard and installing smoke alarms
    Community assistance$5,000

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
Early April Six months
2 Mid-July 5.00 pm
31 August
Early October Six months

IMPORTANT: Please read the grant guidelines and 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 PDF forms 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 2020 - Round 1

OrganisationProjectCategoryGrant amount
Blackwater Bilbies Junior Cricket Club
Purchase of BBQ, gas, esky
Sport and recreation $1,163
Blackwater Equestrian ComplexGrounds equipmentSport and recreation $5,000
Blackwater State School P & C
Junior playground
Community improvement $20,000
Borilla Community Kindergarten
Borilla Kindergarten supporting the community
Community assistance
$5,000
Capella Cricket ClubCricket trailer
Sport and recreation
$5,000
Capella Pioneer VillageTo preserve and protect the timber
Community improvement
$10,000
Central Highlands Music Festival
Central Highlands Festival of Bands
Community assistance
$3,875.50
CH Science CentreCommercial coffee machine
Community assistance
$4,845.29
Coal Capital Speedway Safety catch fence
Community improvement$20,000
Duaringa State School P & C
Portable stage upgrade

Community assistance$5,000
Emerald Archery ClubShade cover
Sport and recreation $2,892.30
Emerald District Athletics Association Inc.Electronic starting equipment
Sport and recreation$3,500
Emerald Golf Club
Children's playground project

Community improvement $13,646
Emerald Pottery Club Inc.
Purchase and install split system air conditioner
Community improvement

$8,000
Emerald Show Society

Portable water bottle fountains Community assistance

$4,375
Emerald Woodworkers GroupLarge table saw
Community assistance
$5,000
Orion Community IncLife Matters - Orion CommunityCommunity assistance$2,000
Playgroup Queensland - Tieri PossumsAll Kids Today, Enjoying Outdoor Play
Community improvement
$16,617.47
QCWA Blackwater BranchUpgrade of QCWA Hall
Community assistance
$3,000

QCWA Capella Branch
Upgrading of electrical switchboard and installing smoke alarms
Community assistance$5,000

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