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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.

APLNG Liveability Grant Form

APLNG Liveability Grant Guidelines 

Grants and Other Assistance

Community Grants and 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.

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 2022/23 Financial Year

Round 1 Applications will open Monday, 1 August 2022 and close on Friday, 30 September 2022. 
Round 2​ Applications will open 1 February 2023 and close on 31 March 2023.

​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 - $3000

1 February 2023 31 March 2023 6 weeks after the closing date

Community Grant

$3001 - $10,000

1 February 2023 31 March 2023 6 weeks after the closing date

Major Grant

$10,001 - $20,000

1 February 2023 31 March 2023 6 Weeks after the closing date

Below is a list of successful applicants for the 2021/22 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.

    Please download the Maranoa Regional Council logo

    Please download the Senex logo      

    • 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


    Small Grants

    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

    Safe Stairs


    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

    Display Panels


    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


    Community Grants

    Booringa Action Group

    Community Courtesy Bus


    Roma Patchwork and Crafters Group

    Studio #6 Carpet Replacement


    Booringa Heritage Museum Inc.

    New Display


    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

    Ground Repairs


    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


  • ROUND 2

    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


    ROUND 1

    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


  • ROUND 2

    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


    ROUND 1

    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


  • 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.

    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


    ROUND 1

    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


  • ROUND 1

    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 Two of the 2021-22 Regional Arts Development Fund opens Monday, 28 March and closes Friday, 6 May 2022. 

    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 23 February 2022, Council welcomed incoming RADF committee members – Sally West and Vicki Beitz​


    Cr Johanna Hancock

    (Comittee Chair)

    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.

    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:​

    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

    27-29 April

    7-9 September

    Bymount Creative Circle 2 x Mosaic Workshops

    1-2 November

    3-4 November

    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