Community Programs and Assistance

Community Donation Package 2021/22

Applications for the Community Donation Package 2021/22  are open and will be an ongoing process until the money is spent. Organisations are able to submit one application per community event/activity.

Council supports the growth and development of the Shire’s community organisation network and facilities to improve community wellbeing. Community organisations operate a diverse range of facilities, programs and services for shire residents and visitors.

Funding and assistance made available by Council is aimed at building community capacity and/or providing supplementary funding to assist with social, cultural, recreational and environmental outcomes that contribute to the development of inclusive and sustainable practices of community groups throughout the Paroo Shire.

Download Community Donation Package 2021/22 Guidelines, Application Form, and Acquittal Form

For more information contact Christalin Thangpawl (Manager - Community Services) on or phone 0487 558 422.

Community Support Program

Contact: 07 4655 8421 or 0487 558 422

The Community Support Program responds to the identified and emergent needs for the local community with a priority on vulnerable individuals, families and populations. This program integrates with the broader community services system to actively promote community engagement and connectedness. This includes the balanced mix of quality programs, and activities that build skills, provide knowledge, promote personal and social development, promote physical well being and create and sustain local networks.

The Community Support Officer coordinates programs including but not limited to the below:

  • Australia Day
  • Clean up Australia Day
  • Seniors Week
  • Community Education
  • NAIDOC Family Fun Day
  • QLD Week
  • Interagency Meetings
  • RADF

Indigenous Community Sport and Recreation Program

Contact: 0476 835 383

ICS deliver an array of activities to enhance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in sport and recreation activities. This is building community capacity through training and support networks as well as raising the standard of service delivery through best practice models and peer mentoring.

Youth Support Program

Contact: 07 4655 8400

The focus of this program is youth at risk and addressing volatile substance misuse. Services have been refocused into a single youth support approach to ensure they meet the needs of young people, particularly those who are vulnerable. Youth Support services are targeted specifically at young persons aged 12 to 18 years who are at risk of disconnection from their family, community, support networks; disengagement from school, training and/or employment; harm including self-harm; and who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Youth support services focus on four main key areas:

  • connect to positive family support;
  • get a job or engage in training or education;
  • lead a healthy and violence-free life; and
  • have a safe, stable place to live.