6 April 2018
Do you have a great community project that needs funding? Registered clubs in the Bega Valley are encouraging local organisations to apply for funding via the ClubGRANTS Program.
Applications under the ClubsGRANTS Category 1 funding scheme are now open and close on 1 May 2018.
Eligible organisations are invited to apply for grants for projects that improve community wellbeing and address social issues in the Bega Valley Shire.
Chairperson of the Bega Valley ClubsGRANT Committee and General Manager of Bermagui Country Club, Robert Beuzeville, said that local clubs are looking forward to supporting community projects that make a real difference in our communities.
“Last year, 38 groups were funded for projects that benefited our communities and included projects that helped disadvantaged children, young people, carers and people who are socially isolated,” he said.
During the last 14 years, Bega Valley ClubGRANTS Category 1 funding has contributed close to $1.3 million to the local community.
The eight local clubs represented on the ClubsGRANT committee are Bermagui Country Club, Club Bega, Club Sapphire, Eden Fishermen's Recreation Club, Merimbula RSL, Pambula Merimbula Golf Club, Tathra Beach Bowling Club and the Tura Beach Country Club.
The ClubGRANTS scheme is managed by Bega Valley Shire Council but it is a shared State Government and club industry program, funded by a gaming machine tax on registered clubs with gaming machine profits in excess of $1 million.
Applications for ClubGRANTS Category 1 must be made online and can be submitted via Council’s website at www.begavalley.nsw.gov.au/grants.
For help in making an application or for more information, contact Peter Cross on (02) 6499 2201.
Photograph: Bega Valley community groups shared in over $90,000 of ClubGRANTS funding in 2017.