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CS Energy provides Christmas boost to local community groups

08 Dec 2020

Fourteen community groups in the Banana Shire and Western Downs Region Council areas will share in $95,000 in funding from the latest round of CS Energy’s Community Sponsorships Program.

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

“Since the Community Sponsorship Program started in 2018, CS Energy has invested more than $500,000 into projects, events and initiatives within the Banana Shire and Western Downs,” Mr Bills said.

“The program is incredibly popular and continues to receive many applications each round. This year CS Energy has been able to work with past and current applicants to ensure the program continued despite COVID-19 restrictions.

“We recognise that it has been a particularly hard year for many community groups, with COVID-19 causing some local initiatives and events to be rescheduled or cancelled.

“Through our sponsorship program, we have prioritised our investments in initiatives that will not only deliver long lasting benefits to the regions but also help stimulate local economic activity.”

The sponsorships range from $1,500 to $18,000 and support projects that CS Energy believes will have a lasting, positive impact on the community.

banana shire sponsorship recipients - round 5 fy2020

Successful applicant Activity or event
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 Inc  Upgrade the change and shower room, to enable female players to also use this facility.  
Jambin State School  Purchase STEM resources
Callide Valley Tennis Association Shade structure
Callide Valley Touch Football Club Install a PA system
 TOTAL $50,999

Western Downs sponsorship recipients - Round 5 FY2021

Successful applicant Activity or event
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
 TOTAL $44,400

The next round opens in December 2020. For more information on the program, including eligibility requirements, visit