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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 Round 2 2020

    List of successful grant applications.
    OrganisationProjectGrant Category GrantGST (if GST registered)Total
    Arcadia Valley State School P&CAll purpose/all weather shadeCommunity Improvement$20,000Nil$20,000
    Bauhinia Hack and Pony ClubMultipurpose arenaCommunity improvement$20,000Nil$20,000
    Blackwater Pony ClubBeautify clubhouseSport and Recreation $4,380Nil $4,380
    Blackwater ScoutsTree removal Community Assistance$2,500$250$2,750
    Buckland Recreational Club Catering products Community Assistance $4,926.20Nil$4,926.20
    CH Junior Rugby Union Website development Sport and recreation $5,000Nil $5,000
    CQ Rural Health Attracting the next generation of health providers in the Central Highlands Community Assistance $5,000$500$5,500
    Emerald Amateur Swimming Club Equipment upgrade Sports and recreation $1,500Nil $1,500
    Emerald Basketball Association Replacement of broken equipment Sport and recreation $5,000Nil $5,000
    Emerald Brothers CricketClubhouse signage Sport and recreation $5,000Nil $5,000
    Emerald Eagles Football Club Equipment shed and shadeCommunity improvement $20,000Nil $20,000
    Emerald PCYC Female bathroom upgradesCommunity improvement$20,000$2,000$20,000
    Emerald State High School P&C Cricket pitch Community improvement $20,000Nil$20,000
    Roy Day Park User Group IncToilet block upgrades Sport and recreation $5,000Nil $5,000
    Springsure Country Golf Club New mower Sport and recreation $5,000Nil $5,000
    Springsure Gun Club Solar system install Sport and recreation $5,000Nil $5,000
    Springsure State School P&COutdoor seating Community assistance $3,900Nil $3,900

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 Round 2 2020

List of successful grant applications.
OrganisationProjectGrant Category GrantGST (if GST registered)Total
Arcadia Valley State School P&CAll purpose/all weather shadeCommunity Improvement$20,000Nil$20,000
Bauhinia Hack and Pony ClubMultipurpose arenaCommunity improvement$20,000Nil$20,000
Blackwater Pony ClubBeautify clubhouseSport and Recreation $4,380Nil $4,380
Blackwater ScoutsTree removal Community Assistance$2,500$250$2,750
Buckland Recreational Club Catering products Community Assistance $4,926.20Nil$4,926.20
CH Junior Rugby Union Website development Sport and recreation $5,000Nil $5,000
CQ Rural Health Attracting the next generation of health providers in the Central Highlands Community Assistance $5,000$500$5,500
Emerald Amateur Swimming Club Equipment upgrade Sports and recreation $1,500Nil $1,500
Emerald Basketball Association Replacement of broken equipment Sport and recreation $5,000Nil $5,000
Emerald Brothers CricketClubhouse signage Sport and recreation $5,000Nil $5,000
Emerald Eagles Football Club Equipment shed and shadeCommunity improvement $20,000Nil $20,000
Emerald PCYC Female bathroom upgradesCommunity improvement$20,000$2,000$20,000
Emerald State High School P&C Cricket pitch Community improvement $20,000Nil$20,000
Roy Day Park User Group IncToilet block upgrades Sport and recreation $5,000Nil $5,000
Springsure Country Golf Club New mower Sport and recreation $5,000Nil $5,000
Springsure Gun Club Solar system install Sport and recreation $5,000Nil $5,000
Springsure State School P&COutdoor seating Community assistance $3,900Nil $3,900

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