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Successful Community Grants Round 2, 2018/19

A total of 15 community groups have been successful in receiving a share of $95,225, as part of Council’s Grants Funding Program Round 2.

Councillor Cameron O’Neil, Portfolio Chair for Economic Development said Council is pleased to be able to provide funding towards these community group projects across the Maranoa.

“Here we have 15 great projects that will benefit residents in our communities throughout the region. We are very excited to see how these projects progress!” Cr O’Neil said.

Senex Managing Director and CEO Ian Davies said the company was proud to be partnering with Council to support passionate and hardworking volunteers in the Maranoa area.

“Senex will be operating as part of this community for decades to come,” Mr Davies said.

“We want to support the volunteers who do so much to keep the community strong.”

Scott Jackson, member of the Roma Pony Club said the club received $7,461 and will put the money towards covered stabling in the existing stable area and shelter for horses during the hot summer months.

“We were given 4 lights which will enhance the current lighting. The grant money will be utilised in the summer time and get the kids out of the hot summer sun,” said Mr Jackson.

Megan Devlin, President of Zonta Club of Roma said the money received from the community grant will go towards the 100-year event, Edge of the Outback Soiree, on September 14 and 15 later this year.

“We are very grateful for the wonderful grant and to Council and Senex for being involved,” Ms Devlin said.

Scott Hilton, member of the Roma Cricket Club said our grant money will be used to replace two lights on the eastern part of Gallas Fox Park.

“Massive thank you to Maranoa Regional Council for our successful application. This is great for Roma District Cricket, as it allows us to play more games under lights in the evening when its cooler,” said Mr Hilton.

“This grant will benefit 3 organisations who use these grounds, not just one.”

Funding included six Small Grants, in line with the new funding partnership between Council and Senex Energy. The partnership has created a Small Grants category under Council’s Community Grants Program, enabling community groups to apply for grants from $500 to $3,000. These funds will be distributed from an annual pool of $30,000 provided equally by Council and Senex.

Council will continue to fund the Community Grant and Major Grant categories.

Successful projects include:


Small Grants

Booringa Action Group - $3,000

Workshops at Fire & Water Festival

Bendemere Pony Club - $3,000

Secure boundary fencing at Yuleba Recreation Grounds

Injune Arts - $2,463

Creative Odyssey

Surat Bowling Club - $2,302

Air-conditioning bar area

Surat RSL - $2,745

Enhancing Freedom Tree in Surat

Zonta Club of Roma - $2,990

‘Edge of the Outback’ event at The Barn.


Community Grants

Roma Contract Bridge Club - $3,705

Bridge tutorial and equipment purchase

Surat & District Development Association - $6,274

Produce book – Surat, Our People, Our Stories

Surat Clay Target Club - $10,000

Install storage shed and demountable building

Surat Campdraft Association - $6,955

Campdraft shade area and dust prevention

Eumamurrin Recreation Association $10,000

New announcer’s box and completion of secretary’s box

Roma Pony Club - $7,461

Installation of shade over stables

Roma & District Cricket Association - $4,330

Upgrade lighting at Gallas Fox Oval, new field and clubhouse improvements

Injune Men’s Shed - $10,000

Install and equip a new shed.


Major Grants

Mitchell Campdraft - $20,000

Installation of multi-functional shed.

For more information regarding Council’s Community Grants Program, please contact Council’s Regional Grants & Council Events Development Coordinator on 1300 007 662.