Grants

​​​Community Grants Program

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

ANNOUNCEMENT (4 February 2019)

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 and Major Grant categories. 

Further information about Senex activities in the Maranoa region can be found on their website www.senexenergy.com.au

Funding for the 2019/20 financial year:

Round 1 Applications will be open on Thursday, 1 August 2019 and close on Monday, 30 September 2019. ​Applications must be received by 5pm on the funding round closing date. Dates may be subject to change. 

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

 


Round 1 : 1 August 2019

Round 2 : 1 February, 2020


 30 September 2019

31 March 2020​

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Please allow 6-8 weeks from
the closing date

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See below for a list of successful applicants for Round 1 and 2 for 2018/19.

HOW TO APPLY
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.​
 
GRANTS PROGRAM ACQUITTAL
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

COMMUNITY GRANTS AND ASSISTANCE RECOGNITION​​

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 your Local Development Officer
  • 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

2018/2019 GRANTS PROGRAM RECIPIENTS​

ROUND 2

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
  $16,500$59,847
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
  $58,725$93,537
Major Grants
Mitchell Campdraft AssociationiationInstallation of multi-function shed$20,000$84,727
  $20,000$84,727
 Overall Totals$95,225$238,111


ROUND 1
​​Applicant​Project​Amount
​COMMUNITY GRANTS
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
$3,629
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

2017/2018 GRANTS PROGRAM RECIPIENTS​

ROUND 1

Applicant​​​​

Project

Amount

Australian Campdraft Association

Purchase of equipment for meeting area.

$4,963

Injune Professional Rodeo Association

Renewal of safety fence at Injune Rodeo Grounds.

$7,000

Mitchell RSL Combined Sporting Club

Cricket pitch/wicket refurbishment.

$2,248

 Muckadilla TopCrop

Muckadilla TopCrop Field Day 2018.

$9,868

Club Murilla Landcare Group Inc

Harrisia Cactus Control in Jackson.

$959

Roma Rednecks Mud Racing Club

Repairs to the race track.

$5,000

Roma Touch Association

Repairing playing field - purchase of turf cutting machine.

$4,875

Roma Show Society

Refurbishment of Bassett Park Stables

$2,150

BrigadeWallumbilla Rifle Club

Range Earthworks

$6,952

 

TOTAL

$44,015

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.
          
2018/2019 GRANTS PROGRAM 

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

$2,000
Bymount Creative Circle2 x mosaic workshops

1-2 November

3-4 November

$10,000
   $26,526

 

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

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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)
​$1,272
​Injune Arts​Employement 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
​Total 
$25,407


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
$15,000


Out of Round Application

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


Further Information

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 10 April 2019, Council welcomed incoming RADF committee members – Sandra Macdonald, Rosie Bryant and Chris Riddell.

Memb​ers​

Cr Puddy Chandler

(Committee Chair)

Cr Wendy Newman

Cr Geoff McMullen

Sandra Macdonald 

​Rosie Bryant​Leslie Galway

 Chris Riddell




 


 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.​​
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