In 2019 community groups across Queensland were invited to apply for a share of $100,000 to fund a project of their choice. With successful applicants ranging from water tank installations to educate kindergarten students on conservation, to refitting Rugby League locker rooms to promote gender equality among sporting teams and even the introduction of Trishaw rides for the elderly to inject a little excitement in their life.

Read about who they were below and their heart-warming projects. It's great to see how much good is being done at a grass-roots level in our communities right across Queensland.

Kooralbyn Mountain Bike Club – Kooralbyn, Queensland

Residents will soon be able to enjoy a new tracks and skills park for beginners, to fill a missing gap in the region. This project will also open opportunity to facility school programs.

Home Hill Community Kindergarten Inc. – Home Hill, Queensland

Home Hill Community Kindergarten will soon have a new water tank to teach children the importance of water conservation as part of their sustainability program, after receiving a grant from Queensland Country to fund the project.

The Good Shepherd Home - Townsville, Queensland

Soon volunteers called "pilots" will be taking residents from The Good Shepherd Home on joy rides among specially designed Trishaws that will allow them to "feel the wind in their hair" once again.

Mount Isa & District Athletics Association Inc. - Mt Isa, Queensland

New starting equipment will provide athletes in Mt Isa with the correct training equipment they require to gain a competitive edge against larger centres throughout Australia.

North West Canoe Club - Mt Isa, Queensland

With the addition of twelve new paddles North West Canoe Club will continue to be able to service members and facilitate newcomers.

Ivanhoe's Football and Recreation Club Inc. – Smithfield, Queensland

Ivanhoe’s now have the funds to change the "open" nature of the dressing rooms by enclosing the showers to create more privacy within this space. This addition will encourage more women into the league and provide a more comfortable environment for all players.

Herberton District Junior Rugby League Club – Herberton, Queensland

The club will soon be sporting a new look with two sets of rugby league goal posts, four goal post pads and four goal post pad skins. This will increase the quality of the grounds and provide a safe environment for their players and community.

Magnetic Island State School P&C Association – Magnetic Island, Queensland

The Magnetic Island State School’s physical education program have received a long-needed update to their sporting equipment, which will improve the experience of students and in turn positively impact their performance.

Innisfail United Football Club – Innisfail, Queensland

As part of the strategic plan, the Innisfail United Football Club aimed to add a fence on the northern end of the football field. This will now allow the club to have more opportunity to host state league games.

2018 Recipients

Pebbles Playgroup - Weipa, Queensland

Local families will soon have access to upgraded play equipment at Pebbles Playgroup thanks to $11,000 in funding from Queensland Country Bank’s Good for Good Community Grants.

Citizens Association - Jerona, Queensland

The small town of Jerona will soon be less isolated in times of crisis thanks to the construction of a helicopter landing site. Volunteers from the Jerona Citizens Association are managing the project, with funding provided by Queensland Country Bank’s Good for Good Community Grants.

Junior AFL Club - Magnetic Island, Queensland

A local AFL club is kicking goals with the recent upgrade of change rooms to cater for the growing number of girls in the sport. Magnetic Island Junior AFL Club previously had no private change room facilities at all, but this has all changed with funding from Queensland Country Bank’s Good for Good Community Grants.

Race Club - Mount Isa, Queensland

A cool change is coming to the Mount Isa Race Club thanks to two large marquees, which are being purchased with funding from Queensland Country Bank’s Good for Good Community Grants.

United Redbacks Football Club - Stanthorpe, Queensland

Local footy players will soon have access to safer game day equipment with the installation of three new sets of goal posts at Stanthorpe United Redbacks Football Club. The different sized posts will ensure players of all ages are well catered for, with funding provided by Queensland Country Bank’s Good for Good Community Grants.

Triathlon Club - Mackay, Queensland

The Mackay Triathlon Club will now be able to purchase a defibrillator, radios and a first aid kit thanks to the funding they received from the Queensland Country Bank’s Good for Good Community Grants.

Swimming Club - Bowen, Queensland

The Bowen Swimming Club will soon have new seating benches for their marshalling area thanks to funding from Queensland Country Bank’s Good for Good Community Grants.