Banana Shire community groups share in $24,000

Eight Banana Shire community groups will share in $24,000 of funding under the Callide Power Station’s Community Grants Program.

CS Energy chief executive David Brown said the program aimed to support projects by non-profit community organisations that benefited the local community.

“This is the third round of the Callide Power Station’s Community Grants Program and we received 18 applications for grant funding,” Mr Brown said.

“The successful projects for this round of funding included grants for equipment to assist in educating special needs children and shade structures for competitors and supporters of local sporting groups,” he said.

The Community Grants Program is a way for the Callide Power Station to give back to the local community.

“CS Energy is committed to the Banana Shire and improving the community and environment where we operate,” Mr Brown said.

“It will help ensure that the Banana Shire continues to be a great place to live and work and demonstrates CS Energy’s commitment to improving the community and environment in which we operate.”

The successful recipients of this round of funding are listed in the table opposite.


Organisation Grant Purpose
Biloela Eisteddfod Society $2284.00 The establishment of a website
Biloela State School P&C $1819.80 Yard games to enhance social skills of the children
Biloela Valley FC $4000.00 Collapsible shade structures for the players and supporters
Callide Dawson Special Needs Support Group $3280.00 Garden structures to complete the playground and sensory project
Callide Valley BMX Club $3869.25 Shaded seating areas for competitors and spectators
Callide Valley Tennis Association $3861.00 Replacement of an electrical circuit board to meet regulatory standards
Community Arts Association $1801.95 Lawn mower, garden shed and whipper snipper
Thangool State School P&C $3084.00 Technology equipment for special needs students
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