Local community groups encouraged to apply for ClubGRANTS funding
Published: 17 Mar 2023 10:58am
If your community initiative, program or service would benefit from a funding boost, the ClubGRANTS Category One Funding administered by Council is now open.
ClubGRANTS allows registered clubs with annual gaming machine revenue exceeding one-million dollars to allocate a percentage of those funds towards supporting local needs.
The participating clubs for the Wagga Wagga Local Government area are the Wagga RSL Club and Rules Club Wagga Wagga.
The main priorities for the 2023 funding will be mental health support initiatives, prevention and support of homelessness, domestic and family violence programs, and First Nations support programs.
Other funding priorities identified include women and family health, childcare services, aged and veteran services, all-abilities programs, disadvantaged young people, and transport services for identified social needs.
Council’s Director Community Janice Summerhayes is encouraging not-for-profit groups in the community to put in an application for their slice of the funding pie.
“The ClubGRANTS scheme is an opportunity for valued groups and services that may not have been able to secure financial assistance through other means to access funding support,” Ms Summerhayes said.
“If your program or initiative falls within the identified priority areas, then head on-line to wagga.nsw.gov.au/clubgrants and submit your application.”
Last year,14 local not-for-profit community groups and charities shared in $90,491 in ClubGRANTS funding. Details of the 2022 successful applicants can be found in a link on the ClubGRANTS page.
Applications for the 2023 scheme can be made online until 5pm, Friday 28 April 2023 at wagga.nsw.gov.au/clubgrants or contact Michelle Castle in Council’s Community Directorate on 1300 292 442 during business hours.