Community groups benefit from ClubGRANTS program
Published: 24 Aug 2023 3:34pm
Local community groups and charities this week received a combined $178,700 in funding for projects and initiatives through the 2023 ClubGRANTS scheme during a presentation held at the Wagga RSL Club on Thursday.
The ClubGRANTS scheme is a state-wide initiative that provides the framework for registered clubs that earn more than $1 million annually in gaming machine revenue to directly fund local projects and services.
Wagga Wagga City Council coordinates the local ClubGRANTS committee made up of a representative from Wagga RSL Club, Rules Club Wagga, Department of Communities and Justice and a local community representative.
Director Community Janice Summerhayes said the funds have been shared between 17 successful recipients.
“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,” Ms Summerhayes said.
The 2023 recipients and successful projects are:
Wagga African Association – Building culturally appropriate and respectful family relationships through dialogue
Riverina Vision Camp – Riverina Vision Camp 2023
Dreams2live4 – Dreams for metastatic cancer patients in the Wagga Wagga region
Clontarf Foundation – Engage with Year 6 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boys for transition to high school
Ashmont Public School – Breakfast Program
Ronald McDonald House – Sponsor nights for families in need
Carevan – Pillow Swap Program
Little Wings Limited – Children’s Hospital Flight Program
RSL and Service Clubs Association – Veterans Benevolent Fund
Solve TAD Limited - The Joy of Cycling for People with Disabilities in Wagga Wagga City
Pro Patria – Wagga Wagga Property Trust
Cancer Council Wagga – Wagga Relay for Life
NSW Police Legacy – Matthew Owen Family
Eugowra Flood Appeal – Rebuilding Eugowra
Good Talk Mental Health – Wagga Race Day
St Vincent De Paul Society – Family Fun Day Wagga Showgrounds
Willans Hill School – Bus purchase assistance