201127: Annual Christmas Luncheon – Maranoa Regional Council – Sunday 6th December RSVP by 27th November

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201127: Annual Christmas Luncheon – Maranoa Regional Council – Sunday 6th December RSVP by 27th November

The 2020 Christmas Luncheon will commence 11.30am and conclude 2.30pm on Sunday,
6 December at Roma Bowls Club.

 

This is a free event with everyone in the region invited, especially those who may be away from friends and family this festive season. Guests will be treated to nibbles, a hot lunch, dessert, music, games and a visit from the man in red aka Santa.

 

Mayor Tyson Golder encourages residents to attend Council’s Christmas Luncheon.

“This is a fantastic event for Maranoa residents to socialise and get into the festive spirit,” Cr Golder said.

 

A bus service will be available for Mitchell, Surat, and Injune residents. Buses will depart from the towns’ Council Customer Service Centres at 10.15am.

 

A bus service will also be available for Yuleba residents and will depart from the Yuleba Council Customer Service Centre at 10.35am.

 

Both luncheon and bus bookings are essential and are needed by Friday, 27 November. Spaces are limited due to COVID restrictions. To secure your seat or book a table for a group, please contact Council’s Customer Service team on 1300 007 662.


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Roma Saleyards Interpretive Centre (Reopening) – 44589 Warrego Highway

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ROMA SALEYARDS INTERPRETIVE CENTRE REOPENING.

Maranoa Regional Council is excited to announce the reopening of the Roma Saleyards Interpretive Centre however COVID-19 restrictions remain enforced.

The Interpretive Centre will reopen Tuesday, 16 June for a duration of two and a half hours between 8:30am and 11:00am. The two and a half hour visitation period will remain in place for every Tuesday until further notice.

A maximum of 10 people, at any one time, will be permitted entry to the Interpretive Centre. This is to comply with the Queensland Government’s 4 square metres per person rule while indoors. A Maranoa Regional Council representative will be onsite to ensure compliance.

Upon arrival, visitors will be required to complete a COVID-19 declaration and sign in. When leaving, visitors must sign out.

Please be aware entrance to the Interpretive Centre may be delayed due to social distancing restrictions.

Upon completion of exploring the Interpretive Centre, visitors are encouraged to continue on with their journey.

All areas, except for the main administration building, remain limited to essential agents, registered active buyers with genuine intention to purchase, saleyard workers, Council staff, contractors and transport coordinators (one representative from each company).

Maranoa Regional Council thanks the community for their cooperation during these uncertain times.


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Maranoa Regional Council – Storybox App

 

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KEEP CHILDREN ENTERTAINED AT HOME WITH
FREE ONLINE LIBRARY APP

With this school break unlike any other, parents are encouraged to access Story Box Library – a free online library app to help keep children entertained at home.

The online literature collection aims to inspire children’s imagination, while improving language and literacy skills by having storytellers read stories aloud. The platform can be accessed with a Maranoa library card from any device with an internet connection.

A Maranoa library card also grants access to many other resources, including Borrow Box – an app accessible via handheld devices that provides a diverse collection of digitally formatted literature ranging from fiction to non-fiction. Catering for adults, young adults and children, Borrow Box is sure to keep the whole family entertained!

Other apps that can be accessed using a Maranoa library card include:
• Kanopy – an app offering a range of movies, documentaries and television series
• RBdigital – an app boasting an assortment of magazine titles.

For assistance, or to obtain a Maranoa library card, please contact your local library on 1300 007 662.

 

 


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Maranoa Regional Council – Community Grants

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

GRANTS / FUNDING
Closing Date Details
Ongoing Natural Disaster and Drought Assistance

Primary producers are eligible for drought assistance if their property has been drought declared by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

If your vehicles garaging address is in an area where the Personal Hardship Assistance Scheme has been activated.

For more information please visit https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Community-and-environment/Community-engagement/Disaster-and-drought-assistance.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tackling Tough Times Together

The grant program helps communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought.
Grants are available for a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities.
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and assessed quarterly. Projects must demonstrate a focus on one of seven activity areas, from building community resilience to improving community health and social wellbeing.

Projects can apply for funding between $20,000 and $150,000.

To find out more or apply for a grant please visit the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal websiteRound 15 is open now.

For more informationhttps://www.frrr.org.au/grants/tackling_tough_times_together.php

 

COMMUNITY GRANTS APPLICATIONS OPEN!

Maranoa Regional Council is calling for community and not-for-profit groups to apply for financial assistance with the first round of the 2020-21 Community Grants Program open from Monday, 10 August 2020.

The Community Grants Program is an opportunity for community groups to undertake projects with the support of Council and Senex. The Community Grant categories are:

• Small Grant (co-funded by Senex) – $500 – $3,000

• Community Grant – $3,001 – $10,000

• Major Grant – $10,001 – $20,000.

Maranoa Regional Council is committed to helping community groups make our region a better place to live and work by providing grants for one-off projects, events and activities. Community Grant categories include:

Community Development

Culture and Heritage

Environment, Community Events

Sport and Recreation and Economic Development.

Tips, guidelines and application forms for Community Grants are available on Council’s website at www.maranoa.qld.gov.au/services/grants.

Community groups have until Friday, 9 October 2020 to submit their applications. For more information regarding Council’s Community Grants Program, please contact Council’s Economic and Community Development Team 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.

 

GRANTS / FUNDING
Closing Date Details
31 March 2020 Maranoa Regional Council Community Grants
Grant now open – Contact your local development officer 1300 007 662 or apply here. http://www.maranoa.qld.gov.au/services/grants
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31 March 2020

Regional Arts Development Fund
Do you have a project in visual arts, music, theatre, drama, dancing, digital media, public art, collections or designing? The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Round 1 is now open for applications! 

Council is calling for local groups and artists to consider applying for a grant. RADF grants program supports a wide variety of projects to help promote the value of art and culture.

Download the RADF funding guidelines and application forms at http://www.maranoa.qld.gov.au/services/grants or visit your local Council Customer Service Centre or Library.

Local groups and artists have until Tuesday, 31 March 2020 to apply.

22 March 2020
Festivals Australia

Provides funding to support individual art projects at festivals or significant one-off community events, such as a town’s centenary celebration or opening of a major new community resource.

Festivals Australia will:

• provide access to a diverse range of high quality, innovative arts projects that grow audiences at festivals across regional Australia

• support partnerships and collaboration across the arts sector

• encourage community participation in arts projects at regional and remote festivals.

There is no limit to the amount of funding that may be sought, however the average funding request is around $40,000. Only one project, per organisation, per festival will be funded.
For more information visit https://www.grants.gov.au/?event=public.GO.show&GOUUID=89E4CB9A-D383-98BB-4B9E0DB4A5C36CCA

Festivals Australia does not fund projects in major cities or metropolitan locations.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


31 March 2020

Jetstar’s Flying Start Program

Invites community groups and organisations across Australia to apply for a grant to fund a project that will enrich the lives of people in their local community. The grant includes $15,000 cash, $15,000 worth of travel with Jetstar anywhere on the Jetstar network, promotion of your community group or organisation on Jetstar’s website and Facebook page, and national and local media leverage.

Entry is open to not-for-profit community groups and organisations of any size, who are seeking funding to help enhance the lives of people in their local community; and can be classified into one of the following categories:

• Charity

• Educational and health organisations

• Arts group or organisation

• Sporting group or organisation

Judging criteria

1. The extent to which the community group or organisation is seeking funding to help enhance the lives of people in their local community in the areas of charity, health, sport, education or the arts.

2. The extent to which the community group or organisation can maximise benefits to their local community with the Jetstar Flying Start grant (i.e. the extent to which they have a tangible project or activity in mind to utilise the grant).

3. The extent to which the project or activity will celebrate and highlight the work of the community group or organisation and help boost the profile and strength of the group for the future within twelve months of the grant being awarded.

For more informationhttps://www.jetstar.com/au/en/flying-start

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multiple Rounds

Origin Energy Community Grants

Origin is the upstream Operator of Australia Pacific LNG. Our purpose is ‘Getting energy right for our customers, communities and planet’. This includes working with our local communities to support a variety of events and programs that benefit the community through direct and in-kind contributions.

If you have an idea for an activity which will make a positive contribution to our community in the area of economic development, natural resource stewardship, community safety and wellbeing, and/or regional growth and liveability, we invite you to apply for the next round of our community grants and donations program.

Applications are welcomed from organisations and residents living in Maranoa, Western Downs, Banana Shire and Central Highlands (Rolleston and Springsure). To request an application form, or for more information, please email community.sponsorship@originenergy.com.au.

 

Applications close on 31 January/30 April/31 July/31 October 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Feb – 15 Mar 2020

Celebrating Seniors – Community grant applications

Since first initiated in 1960 by Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland, Queensland Seniors Week has grown substantially.  So much so we are celebrating Queensland seniors all month-long this August!

Seniors Month provides opportunities to promote positive community attitudes towards older people and ageing, facilitate community participation, and enhance community connections, aligning with the Queensland Government’s  and COTA Queensland’s vision of building an Age-friendly Queensland.

COTA Queensland coordinates Queensland Seniors Month on behalf of the Queensland Government and receives funding to collaboratively plan, run and subsidise Seniors Month events and activities.

Starting Monday 3 February and closing Sunday 15 March, community groups, local councils and libraries can apply for up to $1,000, sharing in $100,000 of Queensland Government funding to support events and activities held during the month.

All applications and acquittals are accessed and submitted through  SmartyGrants, an online grant management system.

For more about Seniors Month and to download the subsidy guidelines visit  www.qldseniorsmonth.org.au

 


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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
ROMA COMMUNITY HUB
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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