Apply now for ClubGRANTS funding
Published: 14 Apr 2022 1:53pm
If your community initiative, program or service would benefit from a funding boost, there is still time to put in an application for funding under the ClubGRANTS scheme.
Category One funding applications are open now for the scheme, which is administered by Wagga Wagga City Council.
ClubGRANTS allows registered clubs with annual gaming machine revenue exceeding one-million dollar to share a percentage of that revenue with specific development and support projects.
The participating clubs for the Wagga Wagga Local Government area are the Wagga RSL Club and Rules Club Wagga Wagga.
The local ClubGRANTS committee has met and determined the following priorities for the 2022 Category One projects: mental health; domestic and family violence; and financial, education and employment support programs.
Secondary funding categories include women and family health, childcare services, aged, disability, youth, disaster and emergency management support and transport services.
Director Community Janice Summerhayes is encouraging not-for-profit groups in the community to put in an application.
“The funding provided through this program assists groups that may not have been able to secure financial assistance through other means,” Ms Summerhayes said.
“It helps to ensure the valued services and projects they provide to our community continue to be delivered.”
In 2021, 15 local not-for-profit community groups and charities shared in $131,967 in ClubGRANTS funding. These included:
- Carevan Wagga Incorporated - an additional two-door upright freezer and installation of three-phase power to upgrade power supply at Carevan Warehouse
- STARTTS – Multicultural Women’s Art Project
- Linking Communities Network – Riverina Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service – Emergency Support Packages
Applications can be made online at wagga.nsw.gov.au/clubgrants until 5pm Friday 29 April 2022.
For more information, visit the website or contact Michelle Castle in Council’s Community directorate on 1300 292 442 during business hours.