Last year, registered clubs allocated more than $100 million to deserving causes through the ClubGRANTS program.
ClubGRANTS funding is available to community groups, charities and sporting teams across NSW. Since the scheme began, local clubs have given more than $1 billion to recipients such as Surf Life Saving, the Ted Noffs Foundation, Vision Australia and Legacy.
Funding is available for worthy causes across 3 categories:
Category 1: Supports community welfare and social services; community development; employment assistance activities; community health services; and projects aimed at improving the living standards of low income and disadvantaged people.
Category 2: Provides funding for general community development and support activities, such as junior sport.
Category 3: Is a state-wide fund that supports large-scale community infrastructure projects, such as hospitals and sporting facilities.
ClubGRANTS in Action
Thousands of projects and charitable causes across NSW have been successfully funded thanks to ClubGRANTS.
• The Kookaburra Kids Foundation received $10,000 from Hurstville clubs to provide camps and activities for children who are carers for parents with a mental illness.
• The South Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club received $35,560 from South Sydney Juniors to construct a lifeguard tower at South Maroubra Beach.
• Thanks to the support of Illawarra clubs, Flagstaff is providing valuable training and resources to build the skills and qualifications of local people with disabilities.
• Cessnock Leagues Club donated $3000 to the Hunter Domestic Violence Support and Advisory Services’ women and children’s refuge.
• Rainbow Club Australia received $14,000 from Sharkies to run supervised swimming lessons to local children with special needs.