Biloela State High students and teacher

CS Energy provides $76,000 boost to local community groups

24 Jul 2022

Fourteen community groups in the Banana Shire and Western Downs Region Council areas are sharing in more than $76,000 in funding from the latest round of CS Energy’s Community Sponsorships Program.

CS Energy offers two sponsorship rounds per year to community groups and not-for-profit organisations located in the regions that host its operations.

CEO Andrew Bills said CS Energy was proud to support a variety of projects and events that will deliver lasting benefits to communities. 

“We had a record number of applications this round, which was fantastic to see,” Mr Bills said. “We are very pleased to be part of projects that will make a real difference for our power station communities. 

“In this latest round we were able to support much needed upgrades and equipment for schools, sporting clubs, and cultural groups, and events that build on the culture and community spirit in Biloela and the Western Downs.”

Cathie Briner, Head of Science at Biloela State School said CS Energy’s sponsorship for science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics (STEAM) would make a difference for her students. 

“The sponsorship means students at Biloela State High School are able to engage in modern STEAM learning activities and experience enhanced learning outcomes,” she said. 

Biloela High Sponsorship

Students and staff at Biloela State High School: William Allen, 13, Jodie Abell (Executive Assistant), Bridie Thomas, 14, Lilly-May Abell, 15, Zach Humphries, 17, Cassie Thomas (teacher), Mac Moretti, 15, and Cathie Briner (HOD Science).

Not-for-profit groups local to CS Energy’s power stations in Biloela and Chinchilla are encouraged to apply for the next round of funding, which will open in September 2022. 

To learn more about CS Energy’s Community Sponsorship Program, including eligibility requirements, dates and how to apply, visit

 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