Dalby Kart Club

past recipients

CS Energy’s community sponsorships program has supported more than 100 community groups and not-for-profit organisations.

Each year we receive many worthy applications from our local communities. We work closely with our power station managers to select the projects that we think are going to have a long-lasting, positive impact on the local community.

Below are profiles of several recent recipients, along with a full list of previous recipients since the program began in 2018.

Biloela Community Garden

CS Energy played an important role in the set-up for the Biloela Community Garden through its Community Sponsorships. Funding from a successful sponsorship application enabled the Arts House committee to purchase waterwise garden beds. The community garden was given another boost from CS Energy with funds to purchase and install a rainwater tank and pump. Helping drought-proof the garden and making life easier for the volunteers will help the garden flourish.


Biloela Community Garden


Hydration station

Biloela Netball Association

When the Biloela Netball Association decided to tap into a CS Energy Community Sponsorship Grant back in 2020, they had something cool in mind. Cool water! The Netball Association was sadly lacking a water bubbler, having to access taps in the toilet block when parched players needed to refill their water bottles. Thanks to the CS Energy grant, the Association was able to install a fantastic water bubbler, with chilled, filtered water available 24/7.


Hannaford State School

Hannaford State School is a one-class school in the Western Downs with an enrolment of 18 students. A recipient in Round 10 of CS Energy's Community Sponsorship program, the school invested in a water harvesting hydroponic gardening sustainability project. The set up includes two 22,500 litre tanks, which will capture rain water and help the school with its goals in managing water conservation.


School students

banana shire and western downs 

Rounds 1 - 5

Round 1

Total funding awarded in round: $110,000.

  • 84th Annual Callide Valley Show 2019
  • Biloela Christmas Festival 2018
  • Biloela Panthers Rugby League Club - construction of a shade shelter
  • Banana Shire Art Gallery’s Brigalow Arts Festival 2019
  • Callide Dawson Machinery Club and Queensland Heritage Park capacity building project
  • Downs Industry Schools Co-Cooperative (DISCO) - facilities upgrade in Dalby
  • Chinchilla Community Commerce and Industry Inc. - One Long Table event 2018
  • Brigalow Bush Carnival 2018
  • Lapunyah Art Gallery’s Digital Arts Project - Lapunyah will purchase equipment to offer free photography and digital art workshops to the local community.
  • Kogan State School Beautification Project - support for Kogan State School to revitalise their outdoor learning spaces and install a garden that the students will care for.
  • The STEM Hub at Chinchilla State School - contributing to building a dedicated STEM classroom at the primary school.
  • Dalby Lions Club Health Awareness Program to work with local primary schools to install vegepod kits and teach children about healthy eating and health awareness.
  • Chinchilla Melon Festival 2019
  • Esk Garden and Lifestyle Fair 2019
  • Donation to purchase supplies for the Lowood Community Pantry and Book Exchange
Round 2

Total funding awarded in round: $51,103. 

  • Biloela Enterprise -  Biloela Christmas Festival 2019
  • Queensland PCYC  - Biloela All Abilities Dance and Exercise Program
  • Taroom & District Historical Society - Restoration of 1870s buggy and sulky/trap
  • The Creche and Kindergarten Association Biloela - Updating the Biloela C&K Coo-Inda outdoor environment
  • Callide United Football Club - Portable shade structures
  • CQ Rural Health - Materials within a suicide prevention resource kit
  • Scripture Union Queensland - New fridge for school breakfasts and emergency lunches at Biloela State School
  • Boonarga Country Music Sessions - Defribillator purchase
  • Chinchilla State School  - P&C Chinchilla Trail Ride 2019
  • Chinchilla Branch Sporting Shooters Association - Safety boundary fence near the nature reserve
  • Dalby Kart Club - BBQ area shade structure
  • Jabaljarri Social Golf Club - NAIDOC Week golf event
Round 3

Total funding awarded in round: $158,000.

  • Biloela State High School - NAIDOC Day of Celebration in Biloela (Jul 2019)
  • Black Dog Ball Inc. - Major Central Qld event held during Qld Mental Health Week to raise funds and awareness (Oct 2019)
  • Callide Valley Show Society - 85th Annual Callide Valley Show (May 2020) 
  • Biloela Valleys Football Club - Upgrade to FFA goal posts
  • Biloela State School STEM technology project – laptop and equipment purchase 
  • Biloela Netball Association - Hydration station at Magavalis Oval
  • Thangool State School - Kids art and play shed 
  • Zonta Club of Biloela New Zonta Club - Funds to purchase marquee and marketing collateral 
  • Brigalow Recreation Grounds - Brigalow Bush Carnival (Sep 2019) 
  • Queensland Music Festival - Bronze sponsor of QMF 2019. Key sponsor of the Opera at Jimbour on the Western Downs
  • Big Skies Festival - Annual sponsorship of the Big Skies Festival, run by Western Downs Regional Council (May 2020) 
  • Dalby & District Show Society - 150th Annual Dalby Show (April 2020) 
  • Jandowae Pony Club  - Safety boundary fence 
  • Chinchilla Rugby League FC - Canteen upgrade, which will benefit many local sporting codes who use the venue
  • Lions Club of Chinchilla - Inaugural Lions Chinchilla Christmas Lights Show 2019 (Dec 2019) 
  • Kup of Kindness - Food trailer to support homeless people and run a breakfast club at local primary school
  • St Joseph’s Primary Chinchilla St Joseph’s Technology Plan – laptop purchase 
  • Foodbank Golf Day - Support for the annual Foodbank Queensland fundraising event
Round 4

Total funding awarded in this round: $91,150

  • Bioela Community Kindgergarten Grandfriends project - bringing preschoolers and senior citizens together
  • Biloela Bowls Club - New mower
  • Banana Shire Historical Society -Significant assessment at Greycliffe Homestead
  • Prospect Creek State School - Poultry agriculture project
  • Mount Murchison State School - New sporting equipment
  • Biloela Junior Rugby League Club - New ice machine for clubhouse
  • Callide United Football Club - Junior goal boxes
  • Chinchilla Historical Society - Fire tower interpretive centre
  • Goondir Health Services - Power upgrade for Mobile Medical Clinic
  • Dalby South State School - Garden program
  • Pioneer Park Museum Dalby - New mower
  • Chinchilla Creative Centre - Verandah extension
Round 5

Total funding awarded in round: $95,399

  • Banana Shire Art Gallery Association - Brigalow Arts Festival 2020
  • Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service - Run your Region fundraising event 2021.
  • Little Market Co. - Equipment for the volunteer run artisan space.
  • Goovigen Pony Club - Equipment upgrade.
  • Biloela Rugby Union Club - Upgrade to the change and shower room to enable female players to use this facility.
  • Jambin State School - Purchase STEM resources.
  • Callide Valley Tennis Association - Shade structure.
  • Callide Valley Touch Football Club - Install a PA system
  • Dalby and District Silver Band - Purchase new instruments.
  • Lions Club of Chinchilla - Chinchilla Christmas Festival 2020.
  • Chinchilla Concert Band - New trailer.
  • Chinchilla Polocrosse Club Inc. - Clubhouse shade awnings.
  • Variety Queensland - Partial funding of an all abilities playground at Miles State School.
  • Chinchilla Lawn Bowls Club - New seating. 

Rounds 6 - 10 

Round 6

Total funding awarded in round: $113,000.

  • Biloela State School Early - Childhood Development Program play storage facility
  • Biloela Golf Club - Practice nets
  • Banana Shire Community Arts Association - Biloela Community Garden
  • Taroom Tennis Club - Safety fence
  • Banana Shire Emergency Accommodation and Support Centre - Office refurbishment
  • Callide Valley Agricultural and Pastoral Society -Fridge replacement
  • Greycliffe Social Club - Purchase playgroup equipment
  • Helping Hands Outreach Project - Purchase volunteer equipment
  • Miles & District Historical Society - Submersible solar pump for display bore
  • Queensland Music Festival - Opera at Jimbour
  • Drillham Primary P&C Association - School instrumental music program
  • Goondir Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Association - Big Buddy Program to engage Indigenous youth
  • St Joseph's Parents and Friends Association Chinchilla - Outdoor tables and chairs for children
  • Qld Police Citizens Youth Welfare Association - Boxing bag upgrade and engineering certification at PCYC Dalby
  • Chinchilla Family Support Centre - Shade cloth
  • It's A Bloke Thing Foundation - Prostate cancer awareness
Round 7

More than $123,000 in funding was awarded in this round.

  • Theodore Early Childhood Centre Association - Play equipment shed upgrade
  • Callide Valley Agricultural and Pastoral Society - 86th Annual Callide Valley Show (13-14 May 2022)
  • Callide Dawson Machinery Preservation Club - Safety upgrade of walkway
  • St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School - School speaker system
  • Prospect Creek State School - Nature play and bush tucker playground
  • Biloela Amateur Swimming Club - Purchase of backstroke ledge to comply with safety rules
  • Black Dog Ball - 2021 Black Dog Ball
  • Chinchilla State School - Electronic noticeboard
  • Jandowae Kindergarten Association - Shade in the play area
  • Warra Tennis Club - Facilities upgrade
  • Dalby PCYC - Youth chillout room at Dalby PCYC
  • Chinchilla Community Commerce & Industry - 2021 Town Christmas Party and 2021 One Long Table Multicultural Event
  • Brigalow Recreation Ground - 2021 Brigalow Bush Carnival
Round 8

$76,000 in funding was awarded in this round.

 Banana Shire area 
Successful applicant Activity or event
Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Colour Me Capricorn Biloela
Biloela State High School STEAM learning equipment
Callide Valley Tennis Association Upgrading fencing
Banana Shire Historical Society Ride on mower and brushcutter for Greycliffe Homestead 
International Legends of League Biloela event
Goovigen Tennis Club Children's playground lighting, and water safe project
Banana Shire Community Arts Association Drought proofing community garden
Bilo Rainbow Inaugural Pride Picnic in the Park event
Western Downs Regional Council area
Chinchilla Community Commerce & Industry One Long Table, Town Proud Buy Local, Christmas Party
Chinchilla Golf Club On course seating
Chinchilla Junior Rugby League Portable shade tents
Dalby Eisteddfod Dalby Eisteddfod
Dalby PCYC Dalby netball electronic timer
Chinchilla State School P&C Shade marquee project


Round 9

$94,000 in funding awarded in this round.

Banana Shire

  • Biloela Netball Association - Representative team and coaching development
  • Thangool Playgroup - Shade sails
  • International Legends of League - 2023 International Legends of League Carnival, Woorabinda
  • CQ University - Indigenous Girls Academy
  • Redeemer Lutheran College, Biloela - Student café roof
  • Callide Valley Agricultural and Pastoral Society - 87th Callide Valley Show 2023
  • Biloela State Primary School - iPads

Western Downs

  • Jandowae and District Show Society - 75th Annual Jandowae &District Show 2023
  • Queensland Music Festival - Opera at Jimbour
  • Chinchilla Melon Festival Association - 2023 Chinchilla Melon Festival
  • PCYC Dalby - Television and lighting upgrades
  • Warra Progress and Heritage Society - Historic Warra Railway Station roof repairs
  • Drought Angels - Two-way radios
Round 10

More than $80,000 in funding awarded in this round.

  • Big Skies - Chinchilla Community Commerce and Industry Chinchilla Major Events
  • International Legends of League - International Legends of League Chinchilla
  • Condamine State School - Miles Sports / STEAM Camp
  • Hannaford State School  - Hydraponic Garden
  • Chinchilla State School - P&C Chinchilla Trail Ride
  • Brigalow Recreation Ground - Brigalow Bush Carnival
  • Dalby Eisteddfod Association - Dalby Eisteddfod
  • Goovigen Pony Club - Enclosed area for member instruction
  • Callide Valley Touch Football Association - Permanent Shade Structures
  • Biloela Little Athletics Centre - Transportable shade gazebos
  • Theodore Touch Association - Cement slab
  • Biloela Dance Festival - 2023 Biloela Dance Festival
  • Biloela Junior Rugby League - Aircon and ceiling fans
  • Bilo Rainbow - Pride Picnic 

Round 11

Almost $80,000 in funding awarded this round.

  • C&K Biloela Community Childcare Centre - Garden project
  • Callide Valley Tennis Association  - Aircon installation
  • Biloela Rugby Union Club - Bilo Football Carnival
  • Little Wings - To help children with illnesses and their families travel for medical treatment not available locally
  • Rotary Club of Biloea - Biloela Christmas Festival
  • Chinchilla Pony Club - Equipment purchase
  • The Gums State School - STEAM project
  • Chinchilla Clay Target Club - Environmental management of clay target range
  • Chinchilla State High School P&C - Tuckshop equipment upgrade
  • Condamine Gun Club - Procurement of mower

Round 12

More than $90,000 was allocated to projects in this round.

Banana shire:

  • The Biloela Centenary Advisory Committee for the Biloela Centenary 2024 Gala Ball
  • Biloela State School towards the iPads 4 All program
  • Callide Dawson Machinery Preservation Club Inc. towards digitising and interpreting the past for future generations
  • Callide Valley Show to fund the Big Bang Education at the 88th Callide Valley Show
  • Dawson Valley Drovers Rugby Union Club for the purchase of a defibrillator and upgrade of first-aid kits
  • WOW Australia /Of One Mind towards the Women of the World Festival Biloela
  • Prospect Creek State School P&C to improve and reinvigorate the central meeting place at the school.

Western Downs

  • Chinchilla Golf Club Inc to upgrade their clubhouse air-conditioning
  • Columboola Environmental Education Centre for the purchase of new rainwater tanks
  • Football Chinchilla for the purchase of two aluminium goals with wheels
  • Friends of Illoura Village for the purchase of new exercise equipment
  • Chinchilla Gymnastics Club for the purchase of new gym equipment.


Round 1

  • Greenbank Gators Swimming Club Inc towards a friendly, interclub swim meet of local swimming clubs
  • L&L Food Pantry towards a commercial freezer
  • Teviot Downs Soccer Club for new junior goal posts
  • C&K Greenbank Community Preschool & Kindergarten for a shade at the kindergarten
  • Greenbank Scout Group for an energy efficient oven replacement to help Scouts learn to cook
  • Flagstone Blokes towards the purchase of portable equipment to help engage with more people at events