Grants and Funding
Grants and Other Assistance
Community Grants and Non-Financial Assistance 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.
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 the Senex website
Funding for the 2021/22 Financial Year
Round 1 Applications will open Monday, 2 August 2021 and close on Friday, 24 September 2021.
Round 2 Applications will open February 2022 and close on March 2022.
Applications must be received by 5pm on the funding round closing date.
|Grant Types||Round Opens||Round Closes||Notification to Applicants|
(Co-funded by Senex)
$500 - $3000
|2 August 2021||24 September 2021||6 weeks after the closing date|
$3001 - $10,000
|2 August 2021||24 September 2021||6 weeks after the closing date|
$10,001 - $20,000
|2 August 2021||24 September 2021||6 weeks after the closing date|
Below is a list of successful applicants for the 2020/21 financial year.
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
- QA for Community Grants round one 2020 21
- QA for Non-Financial Assistance 2020 21
- Community Grants Non-Financial Assistance Program Guidelines
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 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
Applicant Project Title Amount Small Grants Noonga Community Association Noonga Black Tie Affair $1,500 Corona Lodge No 318 Masonic Lodge building upgrade fence installation $3000 Yuleba Bowls Club Defibrilator for club house $1,825 All Saints Debutante Ball Committee Debutante Ball Mitchell $3,000 Roma Life Christian Church Purchase of fridge/freezers and oven $2,807 Visit Roma Inc Purchase of office equipment $467 Injune Rodeo Association Canteen upgrade $2,400 Community Grants Roma Bush Gardens Purchase of mower $8,254 Roma Historical Precinct Publication of 2 books on the Maranoa Dairy Industry $3,979 Surat Pony Club Instructor for Pony Camp and equipment $4,740 Roma Campdraft Association Cattle yards, camp yard fence and fence redevelopment $10,000 Wallumbilla P&C Association AUSTSWIM course and First Aid course $3,042 Roma Touch Football Association Upgrade Roma Touch oval sprinkler system $5,000
Applicant Project 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 Society Construct 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 $100,000 Injune Tennis Club Renewal of 2 tennis courts $10,000 Major Grants Jackson QCWA 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.
Applicants Project Title Recommended Funding Total Project Cost Small Grants Booringa Action Group Workshops at Fire & Water Festival $3,000 $11,150 Bendemere Pony Club Secure boundary fencing at Yuleba Recreation Grounds $3,000 $9,878 Injune Arts Creative Odyssey $2,463 $20,250 Surat Bowling Club Air conditioning for bar area $2,302 $5,302 Surat RSL Enhancing Freedom Tree in Surat $2,745 $5,491 Zonta Club of Roma Edge of the Outback Event at The Barn $2,990 $7,776 $16,500 $59,847 Community Grants Roma Bridge Club Bridge tutorial and equipment purchase $3,705 $7,411 Surat and District Development Association Produce book - Surat, Our people, Our Stories $6,274 $12,549 Surat Clay Target Club Install storage shed and demountable building $10,000 $20,000 Surat Campdraft Association Campdraft shade area and dust prevention $6,955 $13,955 Eumamurrin Rec Association New announcers box and completion of Secretary's box $10,000 $24,700 Roma and District Cricket Association Upgrade lighting at Gallas Fox Oval, new field and clubhouse improvements $4,330 $39,980 Roma Pony Club Installation of Shade over stables $7,461 $14,922 Injune Men's Shed Install and equip a new shed $10,000 $61,122 $58,725 $93,537 Major Grants Mitchell Campdraft Association Installation of multi-function shed $20,000 $84,727 $20,000 $84,727 Overall Totals $95,225 $238,111
Applicant Project Title Amount Community Grants Roughlie Community Centre Fencing of Children's Playground $4,925 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
Applicant Project Title 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 Combines Sporting Club Cricket pitch and wicket refurbishment $2,248 Muckadilla TopCrop Muckadilla Top Crop Field Day 2018 $9,868 Club Murilla Landcare Group Inc Harrisia Catctus 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 Refurbishement of Bassett Park Stables $2,150 Brigade Wallumbilla 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.
To download the RADF Committee Application form 2022 please click here.
Applications for Round One of the 2021-22 Regional Arts Development Fund opens Monday, 6 September and closes Friday, 15 October 2021.
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 5 June 2020, Council welcomed incoming RADF committee members – Susan Sands and Wendy Henning.
Cr Johanna Hancock
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.
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:
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
Australia Day nominations are now open!
As we near the end of the year it is that time again where you have the chance to nominate someone for the annual Maranoa Region Australia Day Awards. Nominations will close at 5pm on Friday, 26 November 2021.
The Australia Day Awards gives each community district in the Maranoa the opportunity to recognise and appreciate the achievements of our locals.
There are seven award categories open for nominations that include:
- Citizen of the Year Award
- Young Achiever Award
- Community Organisation Award
- Sports Award
- Local Contribution Award
- Cultural Award
- Andrea Murray Memorial Award
More information regarding nomination eligibility for these categories in your community can be found on the nomination form.