Club Grants is a state-wide initiative that provides financial support for projects and services that contribute to the wellbeing of local communities.
Club Grants is a statewide initiative that provides financial support for projects and services that contribute to the wellbeing of local communities.
Category 1 Club Grants are available to the community and not for profit organisations for projects that meet the funding priorities and comply with grant program guidelines.
Clubs that earn over $1 million annually in gaming machine revenue provide funding for community projects and services, and in turn receive dollar-for-dollar gaming tax deductions. Each year through Club Grants, clubs across NSW provide support to tens of thousands of local community organisations, sporting groups, and charities that make a difference in their local area. The scheme was introduced in 1998 by the NSW Government and allows clubs to claim a tax deduction of up to 1.5% on gaming machine revenue over $1 million for monies spent on community support.
The funding is provided by five registered clubs across the Shire. They are the Bermagui Country Club, Club Bega, Club Sapphire Merimbula, Eden Fishermen’s Recreation Club and the Merimbula RSL.
Full details on the operation of the scheme are contained within the Club Grants Gaming Machine Tax Act 2001 Guidelines
Applicants for Club Grants Category 1 funding should follow these steps:
|Applications open||1 Mar|
|Applications close||2 May|
|Assessment Committee Review|
|Activity reports / acquittals|
|Bega Bombers Inc Football Club||Let There be Light||$ 2,000|
|Bega Senior Citizens Club||Bega Seniors Lunch and Christmas Lunch||$ 1,000|
|Bega Valley Bridge Club||COVID-Safe Project||$ 998|
|Bega Valley Family Day Care||Baby and Child Accident Prevention and First Aid essentials training||$ 6,755|
|Bega Valley Genealogy Society Inc.||Pambula Police Station and Courthouse - repainting||$ 5,300|
|Bemboka Garden Club||Funding of the 36th Annual Bemboka Garden Club Flower Show||$ 1,000|
|Bermagui and District Seniors' Social Club||Mogo Zoo Trip||$ 2,000|
|Bermagui Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism||Bermagui Heritage Trail Stage 2||$ 2,465|
|Bermagui Marine Rescue NSW||Better storage, dryer storage, bringing order to the place||$ 2,572|
|Bermagui Public School P&C||Canteen kitchen upgrade||$ 4,187|
|Candelo Adult Riding Club||Purchase of registered trailer to store & transport equipment||$ 6,000|
|Cobargo Preschool||Music and Storytelling Programme||$ 2,298|
|Connections Plus||Disability Club||$ 2,000|
|Eden Tourism Inc||Sapphire Coast Visitor Information Centre's Volunteer Training & Story Telling Workshop||$ 4,000|
|Girl Guides NSW & ACT||Quality air||$ 4,067|
|Lifeline South Coast||Community Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Training||$ 5,000|
|Merimbula & District Garden Club Inc.||Advance TLC (Teaching, Learning and Communication)||$ 978|
|Merimbula Tourism Inc.||Volunteer and Staff Uniforms for the Merimbula Visitor Information Centre||$ 5,506|
|Pambula Mens Shed Incorporated||Metalwork Project||$ 3,784|
|Playability||Staff training in Mental Health First Aid for Community Sector Workers||$ 5,400|
|Probus Club of Bermagui||Probus Active Community for the Elderly (PACE) - Local Initiative||$ 1,800|
|Sapphire Coast Boardriders||We are on the move - storage trailer||$ 10,000|
|South Coast History Society Inc||Publication of 'Bega Town History 1851 - 2021'||$ 1,000|
|St Vincent de Paul (Bega Conference)||Christmas giving project||$ 3,000|
|St Vincent de Paul Society, Merimbula||Christmas giving project||$ 4,500|
|Towamba Community Progress Association inc||Towamba Hall Facility Equipment Upgrade||$ 2,962|
|U3A Bermagui and District Inc||'BEYOND BERMAGUI - LET'S GO!' A University of the Third Age (U3A) social renewal project||$ 3,320|
|Wolumla Memorial Hall||Wolumla Meeting Space||$ 2,500|
|Women's Domestic Violence Advocacy Service||Companion Animals and Domestic Violence||$ 5,000|