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Community investment in its many forms can provide individuals and organisations with tools and skills to improve quality of life for individuals, their families, groups and their wider area.

Our approach to community investment is based on, and guided by, our Community Engagement Strategy and aligns with the Queensland Government Sponsorship Policy.

Our goal is to create sustainable communities, assist in economic development, enhance community and social capacity, build resilience and create a positive legacy.

Our community small grants program round one was open 4 May - 31 May 2022 to community groups in the Western Downs and South Burnett local government areas. 

Groups interested in applying for funding have the opportunity to share in $12,500 (up to a maximum of $1,500 excluding GST per initiative) to help make valuable community projects a reality for these communities.

This round accepted applications for projects to be undertaken within Queensland’s Western Downs and South Burnett local government areas through the online portal.

Powerlink’s community small grant program aims to deliver lasting benefits to our communities.

Chahpingah Reserves Association – Installing sensor and security lighting to enhance the personal safety of volunteers and the equipment to stage local events.

Chinchilla State High School – The school Careers Expo event in 2022 offers over 500 students from schools in Chinchilla and surrounding towns the opportunity to interact with businesses, training providers and universities from around Queensland. 

Jandowae Kindergarten Association Inc – To revitalise the outdoor play areas of the kindergarten learning space. Replacing and adding soft fall mulch to the outdoor play areas to ensure a safe environment for the children to play outdoors.

Jandowae Men’s Shed Inc – Supporting the 2022 Open Day, showcasing what the group’s members can achieve in the community as well as highlighting the community friendship side of the Men’s Shed program.

Kumbia and District Historical Society Inc – A digitisation project to scan historical negatives which are held by the society circa 1924 to the 1960s in the Kumbia area. The scanned negatives will be converted from the physical format to a digital format allowing the creation of electronic records to be enjoyed by the community.

Kumbia and District Memorial School of Arts Inc – Installation of display boards in a Pioneer Walk exhibiting the short history of the first settlers of the Kumbia district. 

Murilla Community Centre – Establishment and printing of a monthly community events flyer for the Miles & district area. 

Nanango & District Netball Association – Building volunteer capacity through supporting the volunteers (players, parents/families, coaches, umpires, committee members and members of our local community) via training such as first aid education and volunteer recognition, showing appreciation for the many hours of volunteering provided by community members.

Nanango and District Cricket Club Inc – Providing expert coaching for South Burnett junior cricketers and coaches locally at lower costs to participants, who would normally have to travel to larger centres to receive a similar clinic.

South Burnett Rail Trail Users Association – Development and building of a website to help residents and tourists get the range of information related to various aspects of the trail such as maps, conditions, history, regional and trail town information, accommodation, transport and dining options along the trail.

South Burnett Western Performance Club Inc – Purchase of new equipment for use at Come and Try Days and Beginner Shows at the Nanango Equestrian Centre. The initiative ‘Overcoming Obstacles with Horse Power’ will provide increased accessibility and events to other clubs including Pony Clubs, endurance and harness groups. Equipment includes purchase of safety cones, equestrian area fencing and gates on the obstacle course.

Topology Inc – Conducting workshops at Kogan State School which align with the school’s celebration of 125 years since its establishment. ‘Kogan Stories’ will provide students the opportunity to create their own music and have their creative achievements featured in a local performance of Queensland Stories in October at the Kogan Memorial Hall. 

Wooroolin Primary P&C Assoc – Wooroolin is a Sun Safe School and currently do not have student hats available.  The P&C have organised a hat for every child who attends the school.  

community small grants recipients
community small grants recipients
community small grants recipients



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