​​​​​​​​​Community Grants & Non-Financial Assistance​ Program

​​Maranoa Regional Council supports not-for-profit organisations with funding for community based projects under its grants program.


Funding to community groups for important small-scale activities will double in an innovative three-year partnership between Maranoa Regional Council and Senex Energy.Senex EL.png

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 category. 

Further information about Senex activities in the Maranoa region can be found on their website

Funding for the 2021/22 Financial Year

Round 1 Applications will open  Monday, 2 August 2021 and close Friday, 24 September 2021. 
Round 2 Applicaions will open February 2022 and close March 2022.

​Applications must be received by 5pm on the funding round closing date. 

Grant ​Types

Round Opens

Round Closes

Notification to Applicants​

Small Grant
(Co-funded by Senex)
$500 - $3,000

Community Grant
$3,001 - $10,000

Major Grant
$10,001 - $20,000

2 August 2021

2 August 2021

2 August 2021

24 September 2021

24 September 2021

24 September 2021

6 weeks after the closing date

6 weeks after the closing date

6 weeks after the closing date

 ​See below for a list of successful applicants for the 2020/2021 financial year.

Applications must be submitted on the approved application form relevant to the funding type.

​​​​Application Forms​
Applicants should contact their Local Development Officer on 1300 007 662 to discuss their project prior to submitting their application.​
Grant recipients are required to complete the relevant Acquittal Report within two (2) months of the completion of the project, or by the due date specified in the Grant Acceptance Agreement (whichever is earlier).

Acquittal Forms


It is a requirement that successful applicants recognise Maranoa Regional Council and Senex where appropriate, in media and advertising opportunities.
Tips for Success
  • Discuss your project and application with ​the Economic and Community Development Team
  • Make sure your project is in line with Council's Community Plan – include a reference!
  • Start gathering support documentation early i.e. financial statements, letters of support
  • Submit your application early and ask for feedback
  • Answer all questions and sign where required



​​ApplicantProject Title ​​Amount 
Small Grants ​​​ ​ ​
Hodgson Soldiers Memorial Hall and Recreation Association​Hodgson Camp Oven Dinner​$1,000
Life Christian Church Roma ​Secure Child Safety Fencing​$3,000
Gunggari Native Title Aboriginal Corporation ​Cultural Sites Survey$1,134
Booringa Action Group​Raku Workshop / Art Workshop​$2,986
Surat Pool Advocates​Surat Pool Seating​$3,000
​Surat and District Development Association Inc​Cobb and Co Fesitval Social Media Plan 2021
​Roma and District Lapidary and Minerals Society Inc​Purchase shipping container​$1,830
​Bendemere Arts Association Inc​New Furniture​$1,684.50
​Roma Contract Bridge Club ​Furniture Renewal​$2,148
​Community Grants  ​ ​
Mitchell Golf ClubMiclub - One Golf Package - Software Package
Roughlie Community Centre IncAir Conditioning for Community Hall
U3ARoma Business Photo Book​$8,000
Seeds of Connection​Seniors week retreat​$3,470
​Roma Pony Club Inc ​Installation of Shade over stables​$9,910
​​Major Grants​ ​ ​
The Rotary Club of Roma​Big Yellow BBQ


​​ApplicantProject Title ​​Amount 
Small Grants ​​​ ​ ​
Surat Hospital Auxiliary​Surat Hospital Fete​$2,355
Eumamurrin Gun Club​Crowd Capacity​$2,800
Injune and District Men’s Shed Inc​​External works at the Injune Men's Shed$3,000
Queensland Blue Light Association Inc – Mitchell Branch​​Blue Light Equipment Upgrade​$1,008.50
​QCWA – Roma Branch ​CWA Roma Branch Technology Update​$2,901.55
​Warroo Retirement Village Association Inc​Socializing at Warroo​$1,985
​Community Grants  ​ ​
Surat Bowls Club​Re stumping of the Surat Bowls Club House​$4,000
Roughlie Community Centre​Community Centre Outdoor Area​​$7,887
Maranoa Horse and Pony Club Inc​Permanent Horse Yards​$8,000
​Roma Polocrosse Club Inc​Water infrastructure​$8,000
​​Major Grants​ ​ ​
Begonia Golf and Sports Club Inc​Community Hall Renewal​$14,000



ApplicantProject Title ​​Amount 
Small Grants ​​​ ​ ​
Noonga Community Association Noonga Black Tie Affair​$1,500
Corona Lodge No 318Masonic Lodge building upgrade fence installation​$3,000
Yuleba Bowls ClubDefibrillator for club house$1,825
​All Saints Debutante Ball CommitteeDebutante Ball Mitchell​$3,000
​Roma Life Christian Church Purchase of fridge/ freezers and oven​$2,807
​Visit Roma Inc Purchase Office equipment​$467
​Injune Rodeo AssociationCanteen upgrade​$2,400
​Community Grants  ​ ​
​Roma Bush GardensPurchase of mower ​$8,254
​Roma Historical Precinct Publication of 2 books on the Maranoa Dairy Industry​$3,979
​Surat Pony ClubInstructor for pony camp & equipment ​​$4,740
​Roma Campdraft Association Cattle yards, camp yard and fence redevelopment ​$10,000
​Wallumbilla P & C Association ​AUSTSWIM course and First Aid course ​$3,042
​Roma Touch Association Upgrade Roma Touch oval sprinkler system 


​​ApplicantProject Title ​​Amount 
Small Grants ​​​ ​ ​
Roma Rugby Union Football Club Gallas Fox Oval Surface Refurbishment​$3,000
Mitchell Rotary Club Upgrade of Fisherman's Rest Hut​$1,887
Roma Show SocietyConstruct 3 new, light weight display stands$2,662
​Community Grants  ​ ​
Easter in the Country Upgrade of the chutes at Bassett Park Rodeo Ground​$10,000
Wallumbilla Town Improvement Group Installation of camping ablutions block​$10,000
Injune Tennis Club Renewal of 2 tennis courts​$10,000
​​Major Grants​ ​ ​
Jackson CWA Refurbish Jackson QCWA Hall​$14,983



Congratulations to the following recipients for their successful applications in Round 2, 2018/19.  Over $95,000 was provided in funding for total project costs of over $238,000.

Applic​​ant      Project TitleRecommended FundingTotal Project Cost
Small Grants
Booringa Action GroupWorkshops at Fire & Water Festival$3,000$11,150
Bendemere Pony ClubSecure boundary fencing at Yuleba Recreation Grounds$3,000$9,878
Injune ArtsCreative Odyssey$2,463$20,250
Surat Bowling ClubAir-conditioning bar area$2,302$5,302
Surat RSLEnhancing Freedom Tree in Surat$2,745$5,491
Zonta Club of Roma'Edge of the Outback' event @ The Barn$2,990$7,776
Community Grants
Roma Bridge ClubBridge tutorial and equipment purchase$3,705$7,411
Surat & District Development AssociationProduce book – Surat, Our People, Our Stories$6,274$12,549
Surat Clay Target ClubInstall storage shed and demountable building$10,000$20,000
Surat Campdraft AssociationCampdraft shade area and dust prevention$6,955$13,955
Eumamurrin Rec AssociationNew announcer's box and completion of secretary's box$10,000$24,700
Roma Pony ClubInstallation of shade over stables$7,461$14,922
Roma & District Cricket AsscUpgrade lighting at Gallas Fox Oval, new field and clubhouse improvements$4,330$38,980
Injune Men's ShedInstall and equip a new shed$10,000$61,122
Major Grants
Mitchell Campdraft AssociationInstallation of multi-function shed$20,000$84,727
 Overall Totals$95,225$238,111

Roughlie Community Centre​Fencing of Children’s Playground ​$4,295

Roma Aero Club​Installation of Furniture in Common Area​$3,000
Surat Hospital Auxiliary​Surat Hospital Community Fete
Surat Ladies Bowling Club​Cooling Down the Club – Installation of Air-conditioning​$2,302
Roma Show Showjumping Group​Purchase of Event Showjumping Equipment ​$4,190
​Roma Polocrosse Club ​Polocrosse Grounds Water Infrastructure Upgrades ​$10,000
​TOTAL ​$27,416






Australian Campdraft Association

Purchase of equipment for meeting area.


Injune Professional Rodeo Association

Renewal of safety fence at Injune Rodeo Grounds.


Mitchell RSL Combined Sporting Club

Cricket pitch/wicket refurbishment.


 Muckadilla TopCrop

Muckadilla TopCrop Field Day 2018.


Club Murilla Landcare Group Inc

Harrisia Cactus Control in Jackson.


Roma Rednecks Mud Racing Club

Repairs to the race track.


Roma Touch Association

Repairing playing field - purchase of turf cutting machine.


Roma Show Society

Refurbishment of Bassett Park Stables


Brigade Wallumbilla Rifle Club

Range Earthworks





Regional Arts Development Fund ​

Financial assistance for local projects with artistic and cultural outcomes is available through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).

RADF invests in local arts and cultural priorities, as determined by our local communities. The program promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers to develop sustainable, diverse and prosperous local communities.

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Maranoa Regional Council to support local arts and culture in the Maranoa.


Applications for Round One of the 2020-21 Regional Arts Development Fund opens on Monday, 1 March 2021 and close COB Friday, 2 April 2021. 

Information, forms and guidelines:

Hard copies of guidelines and application forms are available at Maranoa Regional Council libraries or Customer Service Centres.    
Maranoa Regional Council RADF Committee

Prospective applicants may contact Maranoa Regional Council RADF Committee members for general information about the RADF program and assistance with developing their ideas into projects.  All other enquiries should be directed to the RADF Liaison Officer.

At its meeting on 5 June 2020, Council welcomed incoming RADF committee members – Susan Sands and Wendy Henning.​


Cr Johanna Hancock

(Committee Chair)

Cr Wendy Taylor​

Chris Riddell

Sandra Macdonald 

​Rosie Bryant​Leslie Galway

 Susan Sands

Wendy Henning

 If you wish to contact a member of the RADF Committee please advise the RADF Liaison Officer on 1300 007 662.

Committee Protocols
The Maranoa Regional Council RADF Committee Protocols​ outline how the Committee operates, ensuring the accuracy and consistency of decisions made in reference to the RADF Program or RADF Applications.

For further information, please contact Council on 1300 007 662.​​​



Applications for the 2019-20 Regional Arts Development Fund saw two funding rounds offered to the Art Community. 

Maranoa Regional Council had an allocation of $30,000 from Arts Queensland to help fund quality art projects.  

2019/20 Successful Applicants

Successful funding applications to the value of $16,036 were announced at the Council meeting on 24 June 2020 and 26 August 2020:​

RoundOrganisationProjectDate (2020)Amount Funded
​2Bymount Creative CircleMosaic - Piece by piece 13 November 2020$4,300
​2Injune Creek PieceworkersSlow Stitching in the Maranoa 19 September 2020$1,865
​2Wallumbilla Town Improvement Group Wallumbilla Street Art1 March 2020$4,271
​1Wallumbilla Heritage Association A Stitch in Time3 July 2020$2,900
​1Injune and District Men's Shed IncDevelopment of Blacksmith skills 

1 June 2020


In addition, Council are supporting the following initiatives during 2019/20.

ProjectRADF Contribution
Queensland Opera$5,000
Festival of Small Halls$2,214
Yuleba Mural preservation $12,000
Roma and District Eisteddfod $2,500


Applications for the 2018-19 Regional Arts Development Fund opened on Friday, 8 February 2019 and closed Monday, 18 March 2019. 

Maranoa Regional Council had an allocation of $25,000 from Arts Queensland to help fund quality art projects.  The RADF budget for 2018/19 has been fully expended, and no further rounds will be available until early 2020.

2018/19 Successful Applicants

Successful funding applications to the value of $26,559 were announced at the Council meeting on 10 April 2019:

OrganisationProjectDate (2019)Amount Funded
Wallumbilla Heritage AssociationScrap Metal workshop18-19 May $2,521
Injune Photography GroupPhotography workshop14-16 June$3,815
Easter in the CountryCrack Up Sisters workshop18-20 April$5,630
Wallaroo Art GroupSoft furnishing workshop7-8 September$2,560
Creative Injune2 x art skills workshops

27-29 April

7-9 September

Bymount Creative Circle2 x mosaic workshops

1-2 November

3-4 November



Further details of the workshops or events will be on the Council Events Calendar.

In addition, Council are supporting the following initiatives during 2018/19.

ProjectRADF Contribution
Out of Round – Workshop for Roma on Bungil Gallery$3,090
'Create and Thrive' workshops in Roma and Injune (5,7 June 2019)Up to $1,500
Queensland Music/Queensland Ballet June 2019$7,500
Queensland Opera in the Maranoa (6 September 2019)$5,000
'Arts Ablaze' conference bursaries Up to $1,000
Peter Keegan Museum at Big RigRemaining budget


2017/18 Successful Applicants

Successful funding applications to the value of $25,407 were announced at the Council meeting on 11 April 2018:​

​​​Organisation​​Project​Funding Amount
​The Silversmiths Roma Group​Gem setting workshop (18-19 August)​​$1,000​
​Isolated Children's Parents Association (ICPA) St George Branch​Secured a qualified art teacher for the Breakout Camp (10 - 14 December)​$1,974
​Booringa Action Group​Employment of digital media arts workers and sound technicians at 3 day arts immersion at 22-Mile, Mitchell (5 - 8 July).​​$10,961
​Roma on Bungil Gallery​Sculpture demonstration and workshop
(7-8 July)
​Injune Arts​Employment​ of tutors for Injune's Creative Odyssey (17 - 19 August)​$8,000
​Creative Injune​Two art workshops - Colour Abstraction (21-22 April) and Pastel Portraiture (28-29 July)​​​$2,200

Further details of the workshops or events will be on the Council Events Calendar. 

In addition, Council have supported the following initiatives during 2017/18.

​Group​Project​RADF Contributions
​Easter in the Country​​Film workshop at the festival​$3,630
​Visit Roma​Public art at Bassett Park​$8,000
​Maranoa Regional Council​Small Museum Conference (26-28 October 2018)​$3,370

Out of Round Application

​Group​Project​RADF Contributions
​Friends of the Gallery Mitchell​Raku workshop​$2,450