191206: My Maranoa Street Christmas Party – Friday 6th December

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191206: My Maranoa Street Christmas Party – Friday 6th December


Christmas is coming early to the Maranoa, with Council set to host a regional Christmas street party in McDowall Street, Roma on Friday, 6 December 2019.

Local business owners will soon have the opportunity to be involved with the event planning, promotion, market stalls, late night shopping and other activities on the night. Residents who shop across the region can enter the draw for the chance to take home major prizes.

More information to foll0w

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191129: Maranoa Australia Day Nominations closing 29th November

Maranoa Australia Day nominations now open!

Australia Day nominations are now open for the Maranoa region with residents to submit nominations by Friday, 29 November 2019.

These awards are to acknowledge members of the community whose achievements deserve to be recognised at the 2020 Maranoa Australia Day Awards.

The nine award categories include:

  • Citizen of the Year Award
    Eligible nominees must be 26 years or older as of 26 January 2020
  • Young Citizen of the Year Award
    Eligible nominees must be 25 years or younger as of 26 January 2020
  • Community Event of the Year
    Nominated events must have been held in the relevant Maranoa Regional Council area between November 2018 and November 2019
  • Cultural Award
  • Sports Award
    Eligible nominees must be 26 years or older as of 26 January 2020
  • Junior Sports Award
    Eligible nominees must be 25 years or younger as of 26 January 2020
  • Member Contribution Award
  • Achievement Award
  • Andrea Murray Memorial Award
    Eligible nominees must be volunteers in the disability sector.

Forms are available at all Council Customer Service Centres. To download the 2020 Maranoa Australia Day Awards Nomination Form, please click here.

For more information, please contact Council’s Local Development Officer in your area on 1300 007 662.


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Funding and Grants Information from Maranoa Regional Council

Maranoa Regional Council

For more information please contact your local development officer 1300 007 662.

Closing Date Details
1 Aug – 30 September Maranoa Regional Council and Senex Community Grant

Funding to community groups for important small-scale activities will double in an innovative three-year partnership between Maranoa Regional Council and Senex Energy.

The partnership has created a Small Grants category under Council’s Community Grants Program, enabling community groups to apply for grants from $500 to $3,000. These funds will be distributed from an annual pool of $30,000 provided equally by Council and Senex. Council will continue to fund the Community Grant and Major Grant categories.

Further information about Senex activities in the Maranoa region can be found on their website www.senexenergy.com.au.

To apply visit http://www.maranoa.qld.gov.au/services/grants or contact your local development officer 1300 007 662

6 September 2019 Arrow Energy Brighter Futures Program – Round 3 2019 

Closes on 6th September 2019 Preference is given to applications that address an identified area of need in the community, build skills or capacity in the local community and provide opportunities for community involvement.

Projects and initiatives, which encourage sustainability and community empowerment, are also prioritised. Applicants need to demonstrate in their submission, how their project or initiative aligns with at least one of the three focus areas – health and safety, education or environment.

Priority is given to applications from communities within Arrow Energy’s areas of operation.  For more information Ph 1800 038 856, email: brighterfutures@arrowenergy.com.au or visit: https://www.arrowenergy.com.au/community/brighter-futures

1 November 2019 Get Started Vouchers – Round 14

Voucher applications open on 17th July 2019 and provide up to $150 to those who can least afford to join a sport or recreation club. The predominate eligibility criteria for the program is for the child/young person, or the parent, guardian or carer, to hold a valid Centrelink Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card with the child/young person’s name on it.

If there are significant issues that prevent the parent/carer/guardian from applying, a referral agent may apply on their behalf.

Voucher applications will close on if not fully allocated as expected prior. For more information visit: https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/getinthegame/getstarted/clubs-terms/#application or if acting as a referral agent, visit https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/getinthegame/getstarted/refer/

Round 3 closes 28 November 2019 Veteran Community Grant

The Australian Government is inviting organisations through an open, non-competitive process to
apply for grant funding under the Veteran and Community Grants Program from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

The objective of the program is to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the Australian veteran community by providing funding for projects that sustain or enhance health and wellbeing.

The intended outcomes of the program are to:

·         Deliver projects that are sustainable, financially viable and have an ongoing benefit for members of the Australian veteran community; and

·         Deliver projects that increase opportunities for members of the Australian veteran community, associated with social activity and community participation and/or improve health behaviours and support healthy places.

For more information please visit https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/veteran-and-community-grants-0

Round 3 closes 6 November 2019 Saluting Their Service Commemorative Program

The Australian Government is inviting applicants through an open competitive process to apply for grant funding during the 2019-20 financial year under Outcome 3.2 – Commemorative Activities -Saluting Their Service Commemorations Program.

The program is designed to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage and to involve people throughout the nation in a wide range of projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations.

The objective of the program is to acknowledge and commemorate those who served Australia and its allies in wars, conflicts and peace operations.

There are two categories of grants available under the program:

1. Community Commemorative Grants

Grants up to a maximum of $4,000 available for local, community-based projects and activities

2. Major Commemorative Grants

Grants available for major commemorative projects and activities that are significant from a national or state/territory perspective

For the intended outcomes of the grant opportunity, refer to the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

For more information please visit https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/saluting-their-service-commemorations-program

Multiple Rounds Deadly Deals Funding

Deadly Deals provides grants to support Indigenous businesses and innovators to undertake the next step in the development of a product, process or service to market.

Deadly Deals aims to:

·         support growth in priority industry areas in Queensland

·         help diversify the Queensland economy

·         engage and/or benefit regional Queensland

·         create new jobs or career pathways for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people


To be eligible for funding, organisations must:

·         be an Indigenous business*

·         have an Australian Business Number (ABN)

·         be registered for GST (at time of application)

·         be head-quartered in Queensland

·         have no more than 50 full time equivalent staff

·         have a product development project supported by a business plan and capable of being completed within 12 months

*For the purposes of Deadly Deals, an Indigenous business is defined as a business that is at least 50 per cent or more owned by an Aboriginal person and or a Torres Strait Islander person. It may take the form of a company, incorporated association or trust. Please visit https://advance.qld.gov.au/entrepreneurs-and-startups-small-business/deadly-deals

Multiple Rounds Regional Businesses Support Packages

To support regional businesses with the phasing out of transitional and obsolete electricity tariffs by 2020 a Regional Business Support Package has been designed in response to Queensland Productivity Commission (QPC) recommendations. This package aims to help business customers better understand their electricity use, minimise their electricity costs and make informed choices about future tariff options. The package includes 5 initiatives:

·         agricultural tariff trial – tariff trial for small agricultural customers

·         large customer adjustment trial – co-contribution grants for up to 10 large business customers

·         business tariff information upgrade – development of tariff comparison tools and information

·         energy audit advice and information – energy audits for up to 20 regional businesses

For more information please visit https://www.grants.services.qld.gov.au/#/service-details/62403?answers=1002,1003,1001,-2000,4004,-3000,-5000&sortBy=status&sortDir=desc



















Multiple Rounds

Small Business Artisan Producer Grants Program

Small Business Artisan Producer Grants Program

Queensland consumers are increasingly sourcing gourmet food (including non-alcoholic beverages) from artisan producers to enhance their food experience. This shift in food trends is reflected by the increasing consumer interest in ‘paddock to plate’ food experiences, growth in organic, gourmet and specialised produce purchasing, and a preference for buying locally made products.

The Small Business Artisan Producer Grants Program will provide assistance to artisan producers of gourmet food (including non-alcoholic beverages) to help them grow their businesses, access new market opportunities and enhance their gourmet food expertise.


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New Maranoa Regional Council Website – My Maranoa


Council is currently launching a new, one-stop-shop website – My Maranoa – the site is live for feedback, with content being added gradually.

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Maranoa Regional Council – Community Support Service


Maranoa Council logo

Maranoa Regional Council’s Community Support Service provides individual and community support by linking people to services, acting as an information resource, coordinating community education courses and developing community projects.

We provide:

  • Information and support about what services are available in Roma and surrounding communities
  • Support and referral
  • Information and education opportunities on relevant issues
  • Client advocacy in line with identified needs
  • Funding information available to individuals and community groups
  • Assistance with the submission of forms, online applications, providing & sourcing information and referring to other services where appropriate.

The program also coordinates and assists with the Roma Inter-agency Meetings and the Service Provider Directory.

For more information please contact Council’s Community Support Officer – Roma on 1300 007 662.

Maranoa Regional Council
57 Bungil St Roma QLD 4455
Postal Address: P.O Box 42 MITCHELL QLD 4466


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Information Submission

Below are PDF forms that you can download and fill out if you would like your information displayed on this site.

Activities and Events Form

Services and Business Form

Be sure to email them directly to romaforfamilies@gmail.com and attach a photo of your activity, business or logo.

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