Chinchilla Community Benefits Trust

Making a positive difference

The Chinchilla Community Benefits Trust was established in 2004 during the construction of CS Energy's Kogan Creek Power Station.

CS Energy and the Western Downs Regional Council are joint trustees, awarding community grants to local community organisations every two years.

Over the last 11 years, the CS Energy-funded Trust has provided almost $1 million projects that enhance the economic, cultural and social development of the Chinchilla area.

Focus areas for the Trust are projects that support

  • Community infrastructure (facilities and services)
  • Skills, education, training and youth development
  • Safety, health and wellbeing
  • Environment and sustainability.

Applications open for round ten

On 6 March 2017, CS Energy and Western Downs Regional Council announced that applications have opened for the tenth round of the Chinchilla Community Benefits Trust.

Not-for-profit community groups or organisations in the Kogan Creek Power Station area (Chinchilla, Kogan and Brigalow) are encouraged to apply for the latest round of the Chinchilla Community Benefits Trust.

To apply, visit the Western Downs Regional Council website to access the new Online Grants Platform.

Applications close 5pm on Friday 21 April, 2017.