Social investment

Chinchilla Community Benefits Trust

The Chinchilla Community Benefits Trust was established in 2004 during the construction of CS Energy's Kogan Creek Power Station. Under a legal deed, CS Energy and the Western Downs Regional Council are joint trustees, awarding community grants to local organisations every two years.

So far, we’ve invested more than $800,000 through the trust to social infrastructure and community service projects in the region. 

2014 applications have closed

Applications opened for Round 9 of the Chinchilla Community Benefits Trust closed on 27 February 2015.

CS Energy and the Western Downs Regional Council called for applications for funding from not-for-profit organisations for projects that will have a positive impact on the local community. Approximately $50,000 in funding is available for projects that are related to one or more of the following key focus areas: 

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

Stay tuned for information on the successful applicants. For more information, download the Application Guidelines.

Other social investment

CS Energy strives to be recognised and trusted as a socially responsible business. Our Social Investment Framework underpins our approach to sponsorships, grants and donations.

As CS Energy focusses on returning to profit, we have temporarily ceased all non-committed sponsorships, grants and donations. This decision will be reviewed as our business performance improves.

We remain committed to the communities that host our operations. We will work with key community stakeholders to ensure our ongoing non-financial support in every way we can. For more information, contact the Corporate Communications Team.