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Shell’s QGC Supporting Stronger First Nations Community Event Program

Shell’s QGC Supporting Stronger First Nations Community Event Program provides financial grants of up to $10,000 to organisations to support the running of community events for and on behalf of Traditional Owners and Indigenous people in Shell’s QGC project delivery area.

Eligible events should directly benefit and / or engage Traditional Owners and Indigenous people; or share and promote Indigenous culture with the broader community. Events could include (but will not be limited to):

  • NAIDOC Week 2022 celebrations and activities
  • Cultural events and activities that focus on preserving or promoting Indigenous culture and traditional practices through art, dancing, music and / or storytelling
  • Training, learning, or education events focused on supporting Traditional Owners and Indigenous people.

To find out more, please download this PDF: Supporting Stronger First Nations Community Event Program Guidelines
We are now accepting applications for the Supporting Stronger First Nations Community Event Program to support events held in 2022. Applications are to be submitted online via SmartyGrants prior to the closing date of 15 May 2022 (midnight).

Successful recipients will be notified by the end of May 2022.

Shell’s QGC Communities Fund

The Communities Fund provides grants between $20,000 and $100,000 to eligible, community organisations in the Gladstone and Western Downs Local Government Areas and the township of Taroom. Traditional Owner groups with agreements with Shell’s QGC business are also able to apply for projects covering these regions.

The fund focuses on activities that contribute to one or more of the following areas:

  • Supporting the elderly, mental health, youth and families
  • Safety
  • Environment
  • Regional Connectivity
  • Attract and retain people locally

To find out more, please download this PDF: QGC Communities Fund Guidelines

The application process for the 2022 Communities Fund round will open mid-2022 with final dates to be advised.

Shell’s QGC Communities Events Program

Shell's QGC Community Events Program is designed to support the running of community events organised by eligible community organisations in the Gladstone and Western Downs Local Government Areas, and the township of Taroom.

Applications can be made for funding of $1,000 and above. Eligible events should contribute to community vibrancy and social cohesion.

Examples of how these funds may be utilised include:

  • Event materials
  • Logistics management
  • Advertising costs
  • Promotion costs
  • Hosting event workshops
  • Achieving brand awareness
  • Complementary in-school programs

To find out more, please download this PDF: Community Event Program Guidelines

Recipients of the 2022 Community Events Program funding have been determined. Expressions of Interest for the 2023 funding round will open in late 2022, with successful recipients advised in February 2023.

The 2022 recipients and what the funding will support

Group Events contribution Description
Tara Festival Inc Tara Festival of Culture & Camel Races 2022 This is a major event for the Tara community that contributes to the economic outcomes for the Tara District and wider region, with many visitors to town during the festival. The community pride that the event fosters is evident in the many anecdotal reports from visitors of the friendliness, welcoming and pre-event activities that the community develops.
Tara Pastoral Agricultural and Horticultural Show Society Tara Annual Show 2022 - Fireworks The show provides opportunity for social connection for many residents including seniors, enabling them to showcase local crafting, cooking, photography, horticultural, agricultural and school exhibits.
Chinchilla Community, Commerce and Industry (CCCI) One Long Table and Buy Local campaign One Long Table is a multi-cultural food festival event that encourages unification and a vibrant community in bringing people of all ages and ethnic groups together. The Proud Buy Local Campaign encourages the community spend in the town by offering the opportunity to win "Chinchilla Vouchers" that can only be spent at the local participating businesses.
Dalby and District Pony and Hack Club Dalby and District Pony and Hack Club State Showjumping championships 2022 This event allows the local community to benefit due to increased tourism to the area, as well as providing an opportunity for local equestrian youth to compete or observe at a state level event without the need for travel outside the region.
Chinchilla State High School Chinchilla State High Careers Expo Offers students from schools in Chinchilla and surrounding towns the opportunity to interact with businesses, training providers and universities from around Queensland. It allows allows students to access information about future jobs and training without the need to travel outside of the region.
Taroom Show Society Taroom Show The annual Taroom Show provides two days for locals and travellers to come together to share the best the community has to offer through competitions, socialising, workshopping and education.
Chinchilla A&P Association Chinchilla Show and Rodeo

The show is important to the local community, as it is an event that brings all of the community together, whether they are competitors or just coming to enjoy the many different talents in the district. The event funding will go towards the hiring of entertainment/sound in the children’s area.

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Shell’s QGC Community Contributions Programs are supported by its joint venture partners Tokyo Gas and CNOOC, contributing to strong, livable communities across the Western Downs and Gladstone regions.

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