Bega Valley Shire CouncilBega Valley Shire Council

Bega Valley Club Grants

Open:  2 March 2020
Close: 3 May 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 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

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. Determine your eligibility. Carefully read the Club Grants Guidelines to determine whether your project is eligible for Category 1 funding. If you have received funding from previous Clubs Grant rounds, you must report your spending by completing a Standard Funding Report Form (acquittal) to be eligible. If you are a new applicant, take note of the reporting obligations for funding recipients.
  2. Determine your project suitability. Applicants are strongly advised to pay particular attention to how their project addresses the identified priority areas of the Bega Valley Shire Council’s Social Issues paper and assists people in the local community. Review successful projects from previous funding rounds (2019 funded projects are listed at the bottom of this page). Or contact the Grants Administration Officer to discuss your projects suitability for this funding program.
  3. Apply online (application form will become available when the grant round opens). 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.

Application process and timelines

Grant steps Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan
Applications open   2nd                    
Applications close       3rd                
Assessment Committee Review         4              
Advise applicants                        
Presentation ceremony             11th          
Activity undertaken 2021                      
Activity reports / acquittals   2021                    

Other useful information

2019 Bega Valley Club Grants category 1 Successful Projects

Organisation Project Amount Funded
1st Cobargo Scout Group New bus project 2,125
Bega Men's Shed Recycling + Reusing = Bega Men's Shed 1,500
Bega Senior Citizens Social functions for Seniors 950
Bega Valley Archers  Storage for club gear 5,000
Bega Valley Bridge Club Equipment for regular games 1,600
Bega Valley Evening VIEW Club Sound equipment for speakers and events 620
Bega Valley Genealogy Society Audio visual equipment for education program 613
Bega Valley Regional Gallery Dream States project supporting all abilities artists 2,500
Bega Valley Shire Library (auspiced) Intergenerational Playgroup Intergenerational Playroom community program 2,400
Bega Valley Suicide Prevention Action Network Strengthen Postvention support  1,300
Bemboka Sports, Social and Recreation Club Work benches and storage to activate Men's Shed 2,500
Bermagui and District Lions Club Defibrillator for Quaama Post Office  1,000
Bermagui and District Seniors Social Club Social outings for Seniors 2,000
Bermagui Men's Shed Inc. Tools and equipment 2,030
Bowelcare Australia Annual screening kits for Bega Valley Shire 500
Cobargo School of Arts Hall Upgrade path for all abilities access 2,900
Country Women's Association of NSW Bega Branch Floor coverings upgrade 2,500
Country Women's Association of NSW Cobargo Branch Equipment for increased catering  900
Eden Chamber of Commerce Inc. Eden fitness trail outdoor gym equipment 5,000
Eden Early Learning Centre Sustainable practices education including Aboriginal traditions, culture, history 781
Eden Whale Festival Kites in the community 3,000
Evans Park Sporting Complex Installation of park furniture for recreation 3,800
Far South Coast Family Support Services Just For Mums and Carers support group  3,000
fLiNG Physical Theatre Inc. My Black Dog theatre production 6,516
Marine Rescue NSW Bermagui Unit Purchase of personal locator beacons 1,750
Merimbula and District Garden Club Sound equipment  848
Merimbula Basketball Association Scoring equipment 3,894
Pambula Preschool Outdoor equipment 2,648
Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSW Ltd FSC Club Mod Box Program Eden 3,174
Quaama Men's Shed Inc. Mandatory equipment 3,300
Road Safety Education Limited RYDA road safety education program 3,500
Social Justice Advocates of the Sapphire Coast Crisis Accommodation 10,000
Southern Women's Group Inc Women's Resource Centre Workshops improving health of local women 2,000
St Vincent de Paul Society Bega Christmas hampers 2,500
St Vincent de Paul Society Merimbula Christmas hampers and support for those most vulnerable and under financial stress 4,500
Thaua Country Aboriginal Corporation Printing equipment for clothing designs featuring traditional language 1,134
The Disability Trust Furniture and equipment  5,000
Wolumla Tigers Football Club Life saving medical equipment 2,500

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