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ClubsGRANTS 2017 are now open!

Thursday 6 April 2017 Smiles all round as funds were distributed to Bega Valley groups during the 2016 ClubGRANTS program.

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 open now and close on 1 May 2017.

Eligible organisations are invited to apply for grants of up to $10,000 for projects that improve community wellbeing and address social issues in the Bega Valley Shire.

Dave Mitchell, Chairperson of the Bega Valley ClubsGRANT Committee and General Manager of Club Bega said, “We look forward to supporting community projects that make a real difference on the ground.”

The ClubGRANTS scheme is managed by Bega Valley Shire Council, but 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.

In 2016 local organisations received over $98,000 in funding through the scheme

Eight local clubs are represented on the ClubsGRANT committee - Bermagui Country Club, Club Bega, Club Sapphire, Eden Fishermen's Recreation Club, Merimbula RSL, Pambula Merimbula Golf Club, Tathra Beach Bowling Club, Tura Beach Country Club.

More information and application forms can be found at www.begavalley.nsw.gov.au or by contacting Toby Schaefer-Darling on 6499 2199

Photograph: Smiles all round as funds were distributed to Bega Valley groups during the 2016 ClubGRANTS program.

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