Community grounds to receive funding through ClubGRANTS program

Published: 05 Jun 2018 9:27am

11 August 2015

For immediate release

Community groups to receive funding through ClubGRANTS program

Representatives from the Wagga RSL Club and Rules Club Wagga will present more than $119,000 in funding to 16 community groups this Thursday, as part of the 2015 ClubGRANTS scheme.

The ClubGRANTS scheme is a state-wide initiative that provides the framework for registered clubs to directly fund local priority projects and services.

Wagga Wagga City Council coordinates the local ClubGRANTS committee made up of a representative from each of the participating clubs, Family and Community Services and a non-government representative.

“The funding provided by this scheme assists groups that may not have been able to secure financial assistance through other means, and helps to ensure valued services and projects continue to be delivered,” Director Environment and Community Services Janice Summerhayes said.

Clubs that earn more than $1 million annually in gaming machine revenue provide funding for community projects and services, and in turn receive dollar-for-dollar gaming tax deductions.

The 2015 recipients are:

 Willans Hill School

 Cancer Council

 Women’s Health Centre

 Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge

 Returned Services League of Australia (NSW Branch) – Supporting Defence Care (RSL NSW Welfare and Benevolent Institution)

 War Widows Guild of Australia NSW LTD

 Ashmont Breakfast Club

 Sisters Housing Enterprises

 Camp Quality LTD

 Clontarf Foundation

 Toy Library

 Royal Lifesaving NSW, Riverina Office

 The Leukaemia Foundation of Australia

 Sturt Public School

 Camp Quality Limited

 Australian Red Cross

Media opportunity:

What: Presentation to community group representatives who were successful in obtaining ClubGRANTS funding

Who: Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Rod Kendall, Director Environment and Community Services Janice Summerhayes, board members from the Rules and RSL clubs, community group representatives

When: 10.30am, Thursday, 13 August 2015

Where: Mount Austin High School Hall, Leavenworth Drive



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