Bega Valley Shire CouncilBega Valley Shire Council

Bega Valley Club Grants

Grants Open: March 2020

Contact Officer
Jayde Rankin
Grants Administration Officer
Phone: 02 6499 2222
Email Council

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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 six registered clubs across the Shire. They are the Bermagui Country Club, Club Bega, Club Sapphire Merimbula, Eden Fishermen’s Recreation Club, Merimbula RSL, and Tathra Beach Country Club.

Full details on the operation of the scheme are contained within the Club Grants Gaming Machine Tax Act 2001 Guidelines

Funding Priorities

  1. Projects that provide support for the sections of the community facing disadvantage including the target areas identified in Bega Valley Shire Council’s Social Issues paper including:-
  • Community Wellbeing
  • Volunteering
  • Aboriginal People
  • Children & Families
  • People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds
  • People with a Disability
  • Men
  • Older People
  • Women
  • Young People
  1. Projects that have limited funding opportunities.
  2. Projects that strengthen and coordinate the work of not for profit community organisations in the shire.
  3. Projects that target problem gambling treatment, support and prevention activities.
  4. Projects that meet the above criteria and haven't received funding in prior rounds.

How to apply for funding

Applicants for Club Grants Category 1 funding should follow these steps:

  1. Carefully read the Club Grants Guidelines to determine whether your project is eligible for Category 1 funding taking note of the reporting obligations for funding recipients.
  2. (If desired) Consult the Contact Officer to determine if your project is suitable for this funding program. You can review successful projects from previous funding rounds (2018 funded projects list at the bottom of this page) to assist with your project suitability.
  3. All other enquiries in relation to Club Grants activities and your funding application can be directed to the Contact Officer (details at the top of this page).
  4. Applicants for Category 1 funding are advised to apply online. When completing the application form, address all criteria as fully as possible. The information requested is necessary to assess your application. Missing or unclear information may affect your eligibility for funding or lead to delays in processing your application.

    Applicants are strongly advised to pay particular attention to how their project addresses the identified priority funding areas and assists people in the local community.

Application process and timelines

Applications for the 2019 grant round are being called from 1 of April 2019 and close on the 30 of April 2019. Applications for the 2019 Bega Valley Club Grants category 1 funding are encouraged to be submitted online, if required paper applications can be accepted. For details of how to apply refer to the page Apply Online.

Note: Applicants in receipt of funding from previous grant rounds who would like to apply for the 2019 round must report their spending by completing a Standard Funding Report Form (acquittal) before an application for 2019 will be considered.

Other useful information

2018 Bega Valley Club Grants category 1 Successful Projects

Organisation Project Amount Funded
Auspiced by Bega Valley Shire Library Intergenerational Playroom 1,000
Bega Rotary 'Beekeeping For Life' Youth Program 1,500
Bega Valley Meals on Wheels Bega Valley Microwave Access Project 1,000
Bega Valley Parkinsons Support Group Parkinsons Support Group 1,000
Bega Valley Suicide Prevention Action Network (SPAN) Inc. Mental Health Education and Community Outreach 2018 3,000
Bermagui and District Lions Club inc Defibrillator for Cobargo 1,000
Bermagui and District Seniors Social Club Senior Citizens Community Bus Excursions 2,000
Bermagui Preschool Moodji (Mate) Community Cultural Garden 2,600
Bermagui Surf Life Saving Club Rescue Boards for All Abilities 1,520
BowelCare Australia a Division of Cancercare Australia Limited Annual Bowel Cancer Awareness and Screening Program 500
Cancer Patients Foundation Look Good Feel Better 1,000
Chronic Pain Australia Chronic Pain - Bega Valley Community Forum 2,000
Connections Plus Merimbula DME3 Music Platform 2,500
Eden Community Access Centre Inc Eden Game Development Centre 5,000
Eden Community Access Centre Inc The Craft Connection 2,000
Eden Swimming Club Electronic Timers 2,000
Eden Tourism Inc Volunteer Uniforms 2,000
Fadiss Ltd T/A Family Drug Support FDS Stepping Forward 2,000
fLiNG Physical Theatre Inc EVERYBODY DANCE - Making fLiNG Accessible to All 1,000
Girl Guides NSW & ACT  Cover up project 880
Little Wings Limited Little Wings Bega Flight Program 2,560
Men Of League Foundation Anti-isolation and wellbeing 3,000
Open Support Access to Healthcare Program for Bega Valley 500
Panorama RSL Day Club Bus hire and outings 2,000
Road Safety Education Limited RYDA Road Safety Education Program 3,500
Sapphire Coast Historic Vehicle Club Purchase of a defibrillator 2,750
Sapphire Community Projects Inc Community Cooking 2,000
Southern Women's Group Inc Women's Well Being Workshops 2,000
St Vincent de Paul (Bega Conference) Christmas hampers 4,000
St Vincent de Paul Society (Merimbula Conference) Christmas project 4,500
Towamba Parents & Citizens Association Towamba Public School Outdoor Improvements 2,000
Wallaga Lake Bermagui Mens Shed Join us today campaign! 650
Youth Off The Streets Limited Street Outreach - Early Intervention for Homeless Youth 500
  Total $65,460

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