Dalby Kart Club

past recipients

CS Energy’s community sponsorships program has supported more than 50 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.

Watch videos of three featured projects and view a full list of sponsorship recipients further below. 


Chinchilla State School

A renovation of the Chinchilla State School's old tuckshop transformed it into a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Hub learning space. The new facility was made possible by sponsorship of $20,000 from CS Energy, along with funds from Shell's QGC business and the school P&C. School Principal Chris Gilbert said the school now has a dedicated space to prepare students for "the jobs of the future".

Biloela PCYC

Our sponsorship of the Bioela PCYC's All Abilities Dance and Exercise Program enabled them to purchase specialised equipment for children with sensory issues and hire a qualified dance instructor. The program is a dance and fitness program for children aged between 4 and 12 years who are living with a disability. PCYC staff said the program had been well-received by children and their parents. "I love seeing the smiles on the kids faces every week. It's a very rewarding thing to do," Class Assistant Amelia said. 





Dalby Kart Club

CS Energy provided sponsorship to the Dalby Kart Club in Round 2 for a new BBQ area shade structure at its race track. The new structure has provided a comfortable place for spectators to watch the karting action, protected from the harsh sun of the Western Downs. "If we didn't have a shade structure, then we wouldn't have spectators sitting here watching the karts," Club President Tim said. "The coolness factor in terms of getting (spectators) out of the sun is massive."

Full list of sponsorship recipients

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