Community groups to receive funding through ClubGRANTS program

Published: 17 Aug 2016 4:16pm

Released 16 August 2016

Representatives from the RSL/Commercial Club and Rules Club Wagga will present more than $126,892 in funding to 23 community groups this Thursday, as part of the 2016 ClubGRANTS scheme.

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

"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 a million dollars annually in gaming machine revenue provide funding for community projects and services, and in turn receive dollar-for-dollar gaming tax deductions.

The 2016 recipients and successful projects are:

  • Ashmont Breakfast Club – Ashmont Churches Caring for Children
  • The Leukaemia Foundation of Australia – The Leukaemia Foundation Economic Hardship Program in Wagga
  • The Leukaemia Foundation of Australian – The Leukaemia Foundation Patient Transport Program in Wagga
  • SHINE for Kids Cooperative Limited – Colourful Dreaming
  • Life Education NSW – Upgrade of Murrumbidgee Life Education Mobile Learning Centre
  • Autism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT) – Up skilling families and professionals supporting children with autism
  • Ladysmith P and C Association – Analogy rocker chairs
  • Wagga Autism Support Group – Engaging youth exposed to social isolation
  • First Health Limited – Rabbit Proof Fence
  • Riverina Kids Care Accommodation t/a Ronald McDonald House –  Replacement of cooktop and oven
  • Technical Aid to the Disabled – Riding to Freedom
  • Cancer Council – Wagga Wagga Relay For Life 2016
  • Kurrajong Waratah – Community project
  • Wagga Base Hospital Children's Ward – Community project
  • SHINE For Kids – Community project
  • Leaning Links Cash Housie –  Community project
  • Linden Place – Community project
  • War Widows Guild of Australia NSW Ltd – enhance a sense of belonging for Wagga Wagga war widows
  • Wagga Wagga Rescue Squad – Laptop computer
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association – Kids and Young People for Life
  • Defence Care (RSL NSW) – enhancing the wellbeing of ADF veterans and their families
  • Men of League – The Advantage Line
  • Royal Far West – Tele-care in Schools: Speech and Occupational Therapy for Vulnerable Children in Primary School Years K-2