Grants and Funding
Maranoa Regional Council provides assistance through:
Grants, Non-Financial Assistance and Sponsorship
Council partners with community, government and business to grow our region, developing opportunities, lifestyle and attractions for current and future residents.
In doing this, Council provides support through community grants, non-financial assistance and sponsorship.
Please refer to the Community Grants, Non-Financial Assistance and Sponsorship Policy for information relating to Community Grants, Non-Financial Assistance and Sponsorship.
Round 1 for 2023/24 is open 1 August - 29 September 2023.
Round 2 for 2023/24 will be open in early 2024.
Council supports non-for-profit organisations with funding for community-based projects under its grants program partnered with 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. There is also a Community Grants program ($3,001 - $10,000) and Major Grants program ($10,001 - $20,000).
Please click here for information relating to Community Grants.
Further information about Senex activities in the Maranoa region can be found on the Senex Website.
Round 1 Applications will open Monday, 1 August 2023 and close on Friday, 29 September 2023.
Applications must be received by 5pm on the funding round closing date.
Round 1 Opens
Round 1 Closes
Notification to Applicants
(Co-funded by Senex)
$500 - $3000
1 August 2023
29 September 2023
6 weeks after the closing date
$3001 - $10,000
1 August 2023
29 September 2023
6 weeks after the closing date
$10,001 - $20,000
1 August 2023
29 September 2023
6 Weeks after the closing date
Applications must be submitted on the approved application form relevant to the funding type.
- Small Grant Application Form
- Major and Community Grants Application Form
- Minor and Major Non-Financial Assistance for Development Applications and Inspections Form
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).
- 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
Applicant Project Title Amount Small Grants QCWA Jackson New freezer $399.50 Heart Church Roma Love Community $1,698.50 Roma and District Lapidary and Mineral Society Get the name out there $451.00 Noonga Community Association Have Christmas Fun & Learn $1,335.00 Bendemere Pony Club Bendemere Shield $900.00 Injune Retirement Village Firewood Storage Shed $2,375.00 Bymount Community Recreation Association Centenary Celebrations $3,000.00 Community Grants Roma Show Society NYE Spectacular $10,000.00 Roma Speedway Toilet block $6,987.00 Mitchell State School P&C Marquees $3,018.32 Sculptures Out Back Permanent structures $4,679.00 U3A Roma Activities to support healthy aging $5,863.00 Easter in the Country Family Entertainment - EITC 2023 $4,727.60
Applicant Project Title Amount Small Grants Wallumbilla Community Mens Shed Inc. Purchase a Zip Hotwater System for our Mens Shed $645.44 Surat State School Parents and Citizens Association Let's resource the Prep kids $1,140.00 Muckadilla Community Association Inc Frank Ford Plaque $1,373.00 Surat Local Ambulance Committee Surat Christmas Street Party $1,400.00 Noonga Community Association Inc Physical and Mental exercise & social engagement for rural women $2,390.00 Remapping Mitchell Rivertalk - Stories By the River $2,400.00 Life Christian Church Roma Musicians Workshop Reaching Out Supporting Mental Health & Suicide Prevention $2,569.00 Injune Kindergarten Association Inc Injune Early Learning - Children's Safety fencing/painting $2,800.00 Roma U3A Incorporated Indoor Bowls Equipment $3,000.00 Community Grants Injune and District Men's Shed Inc Upgrade to IDMS Meeting Room $7,670.00 Major Grants South West Drag Racing Association Purchase of Honda Utility Vehicle & Spray Rig $9,452.00 Booringa Action Group Inc Booringa Festival $10,000.00
Roma Filipino Community
124th Philippine Independence Day Celebrations
Mungallala Progress & Sporting Association
Community Garden at Mungallala Upgrade
Bymount East State School P&C Association
Bymount East School Reunion
Surat Ambulance Committee
Surat Christmas Party
Queensland Blue Light Association Inc – Mitchell Branch
Mitchell Youth Hub Activities
Mitchell Campdraft Association
Campdraft Office & Canteen Equipment
Maranoa Basketball Association
Best of the West Basketball Carnival
Begonia Golf and Sports Club Inc
Surat & District Development Association
Full Access to The Hub
Maranoa Netball Association
Improved Facility Capability
Surat Sheep Dog Trial
Surat Sheep Dog Trial
Surat on Balonne Gallery
Booringa Action Group
Grazing on the Maranoa
Calico Cottage Craft Club Inc
Communication and Administrative Upgrade
Roma Highland Dancing
Reel to Roma Highland Dance Competition
Booringa Action Group
Community Courtesy Bus
Roma Patchwork and Crafters Group
Studio #6 Carpet Replacement
Booringa Heritage Museum Inc.
Roma Show Society
Maranoa New Year Spectacular
Cultural Heritage Injune Preservation Society
Engagement of Museum Curator
Roma Commerce & Tourism
Building a Sustainable Business Community
Muckadilla Community Association
Muckadilla Hall Disability Access Upgrade
Roma Golf Club
Injune Campdrafting Association Inc
Possum Park PA and Speaker Upgrade
SDDA – Let’s Dance
Let’s Dance Events
Roma Historical Precincts
WPHS Electrical Safety Upgrade to Roma Butter Factory
Roma Rugby Union Football Club
Clubhouse Kitchen Upgrade
Applicant Project 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 Cobb and Co Festival Social Media Plan $2,850 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 Club Miclub - One Golf Package - Software Package $4,493 Roughlie Community Centre Inc Air conditioning for Community Hall $6,425 U3A Roma 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 $20,000
Applicant Project Title Amount Small Grants Surat Hospital Auxiliary Surat Hospital Fete $2,355 Eumamurrin 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
APLNG Liveability Grants
Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) Operated by Origin Energy and Maranoa Regional Council are working in partnership to deliver the APLNG Liveability Grant Program. The grants have been established with the objective of supporting projects, events and activities that improve the liveability of the Maranoa and have a direct benefit to Maranoa residents.
There will be two rounds per financial year in 2022/23 and 2023/24. Please read the Grant Guidelines for more information and prior to completing the application form.
Round 3 opens Monday, 2 October 2023 and closes Friday, 10 November 2023. Notification to organisations is six weeks from closing date
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 are open all year round and will be assessed case by case.
Information, forms and guidelines:
- RADF Information for Applicants
- RADF Application Guidelines
- RADF Application Form
- RADF Acceptance Form
- RADF Outcome Report
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 23 February 2022, Council welcomed incoming RADF committee members – Sally West and Vicki Beitz
Cr Johanna Hancock
Cr Wendy Taylor Chris Riddell Sandra Macdonald Susan Sands Wendy Henning Sally West Vicki Beitz
If you wish to contact a member of the RADF Committee please advise the RADF Liasion Officer on 1300 007 662.
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.
To download the RADF Committee Application form 2023 please click here.
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:
Round Organisation Project Date (2020) Amount Funded 2 Bymount Creative Circle Mosaic - Piece by Piece 13 November 2020 $4,300 2 Injune Creek Pieceworkers Slow Stitching in the Maranoa 19 September 2020 $1,865 2 Wallumbilla Town Improvement Group Wallumbilla Street Art 1 March 2020 $4,271 1 Wallumbilla Heritage Association A Stich in Time 3 July 2020 $2,900 1 Injune and District Men's Shed Inc Development of Blacksmith skills 1 June 2020 $2,700 Total $16,036
In addition, Council are supporting the following initiatives during 2019/20.
Project RADF 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:
Organisation Project Date (2019) Amount Funded Wallumbilla Heritage Association Scrap Metal Workshop 18-19 May $2,521 Injune Photography Group Photography Workshop 14-16 June $3,815 Easter in the Country Crack Up Sisters Workshop 18-20 April $5,630 Wallaroo Art Group Soft Furnishings Workshop 7-8 September $2,560 Creative Injune 2 x Art Skills Workshop
$2,000 Bymount Creative Circle 2 x Mosaic Workshops
$10,000 Total $26,526
In addition, Council are supporting the following initiatives during 2018/2019
Project RADF Contribution Out of Round - Workshop for Roma on Bungil Gallery $3,090 'Create and Thrive' worshops 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 $1,000 Peter Keegan Museum at the Big Rig Remaining 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 worker and sound technicians at 3 day arts immersion at 22-Mile, Mitchell (5-8 July) $10,961 Roma on Bungil Gallery Sclupture demonstration and workshop (7-8 July) $1,272 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 Total $25,407
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 Basset Park $8,000 Maranoa Regional Council Small Museum Conference (26-28 October 2018) $3,370 Total $15,000
Out of Round Application
Group Project RADF Contribution Freinds of the Gallery Mitchell Raku workshop $2,450 Total $2,450
Eligible organisations (As stated in the Community Grants, Non-Financial Assistance and Sponsorship Policy) may apply for non-financial assistance, including in-kind assistance through use of Council equipment or plant and fee waivers of Council facilities. This excludes bond payments.
Applications will be processed as received throughout the year.
CategoryValueSubmissionAssessmentNotification to Applicants
In-Kind Minor Under $500 Fully completed submission including any required documentation, received at least 10 working days prior to the event. Assessed by the relevant Officer and approved by a Director. Within 10 business days of receipt. In-Kind Major $500 - $5000 Fully completed submission including any required documentation, received at least 8 weeks prior to the event. Assessed by the relevant Officer and approved by a Director. Within 4 weeks of receipt Over $5001 Fully completed submission including any required documentation, received at least 8 weeks prior to the event. Assessed by the relevant Officer and approved by Council. Within 6 weeks of receipt
Please refer to the Community Grants, Non-Financial Assistance and Sponsorship Policy for further information.
Applications are required to meet the aim of one of the categories identified in the table below. Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria found on page 2 of the Policy.
Category Aim Funding Local Events To attract an attendance of up to 500 people and be of interest to a local community or a small segment of the region. Up to $1,000 Regional Events To attract an attendance of 500-2000 people from across the Maranoa region with the potential to attract attendees from neighbouring regions. The event will provide reasonable economic and social benefits to the region Up to $2,000 Significant Events To support large-scale events synonymous to the region that potentially run longer than one day and typically involve approx. 2000 people or more. The event would have potential to attract visitorss from outside the LGA and provide considerable economic and social benefits to the region. Up to $5,000 Destination Events To support large-scale social, cultural, industry and sporting events for the purpose of attracting overnight visitation and delivering tourism and economic benefits to the Maranoa region. The event would typically run longer than one day and involve more than 2000 people with a sizeable portion of attendees being from outside the LGA. This event would provide substantial economic and social benefits to the region. Upon application