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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 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
     

    Community Grants Round 2, 2019

    OrganisationProjectCategoryGrant amount
    Bauhinia Polocrosse ClubAmenities block Sports & recreation$5,000
    Blackwater Tiny Tots Centre IncTots storage and table upgradesCommunity assistance$3,000
    Blackwater Toy Library IncNew children's toysCommunity assistance$3,782
    C & K Emerald South Community Childcare CentreOutdoor environment / playground upgradeOutdoor environment / playground upgrade $4,727
    DancEdge EmeraldDance floor upgradeCommunity improvement $20,000
    Dingo Tennis ClubInstallation of insulated ceilingSports & recreation$5,000
    Emerald Brothers CricketIndoor cricket nets and equipment Sports & recreation$4,000
    Emerald Karting Club2020-2022 Strategic PlanSports & recreation $5,000
    Emerald Magpies CricketPractice net upgradeSports & recreation $5,000
    Emerald Scout GroupCamping gear and office equipment Sports & recreation $3,000
    Epic All Sports IncTank purchaseCommunity improvement$20,000
    Gemfields Community Support Association IncMeals on Wheels dishwasherCommunity assistance $5,000
    Gindie State School P & CResurfacing cricket pitchSports & recreation$5,000
    Marist College Emerald P & FPurchase and install of turf to sports fieldCommunity improvement $20,000
    QCWA Emerald BranchRefurbishment of kitchenCommunity assistance$5,000
    Rolleston Campdraft AssociationReplacement of chairs and tablesCommunity assistance $5,000
    Rolleston Tennis ClubCourt upgradesCommunity improvement$16,874
    RSL of Australia (Sub Branch Gemfields)Grid solar systemCommunity assistance $5,000
    The Rolleston Rag IncFestival of Small HallsCommunity assistance$2,200

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 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
 

Community Grants Round 2, 2019

OrganisationProjectCategoryGrant amount
Bauhinia Polocrosse ClubAmenities block Sports & recreation$5,000
Blackwater Tiny Tots Centre IncTots storage and table upgradesCommunity assistance$3,000
Blackwater Toy Library IncNew children's toysCommunity assistance$3,782
C & K Emerald South Community Childcare CentreOutdoor environment / playground upgradeOutdoor environment / playground upgrade $4,727
DancEdge EmeraldDance floor upgradeCommunity improvement $20,000
Dingo Tennis ClubInstallation of insulated ceilingSports & recreation$5,000
Emerald Brothers CricketIndoor cricket nets and equipment Sports & recreation$4,000
Emerald Karting Club2020-2022 Strategic PlanSports & recreation $5,000
Emerald Magpies CricketPractice net upgradeSports & recreation $5,000
Emerald Scout GroupCamping gear and office equipment Sports & recreation $3,000
Epic All Sports IncTank purchaseCommunity improvement$20,000
Gemfields Community Support Association IncMeals on Wheels dishwasherCommunity assistance $5,000
Gindie State School P & CResurfacing cricket pitchSports & recreation$5,000
Marist College Emerald P & FPurchase and install of turf to sports fieldCommunity improvement $20,000
QCWA Emerald BranchRefurbishment of kitchenCommunity assistance$5,000
Rolleston Campdraft AssociationReplacement of chairs and tablesCommunity assistance $5,000
Rolleston Tennis ClubCourt upgradesCommunity improvement$16,874
RSL of Australia (Sub Branch Gemfields)Grid solar systemCommunity assistance $5,000
The Rolleston Rag IncFestival of Small HallsCommunity assistance$2,200

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