Bega Valley Shire CouncilBega Valley Shire Council

Bega Valley Club Grants

Open:  1 March 2021
Close: 28 May 2021

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                        
Applications close                        
Assessment Committee Review                        
Advise applicants                        
Presentation ceremony                        
Activity undertaken                        
Activity reports / acquittals                        

Other useful information

2020 Bega Valley Club Grants category 1 Successful Projects

Organisation Project Amount funded
Bega Senior Citizens Club Bega seniors Christmas lunch $500
Bermagui and district Lions Club inc AED for Bermagui $1,000
Bermagui Historical Society Purchase of a Square Reader and Terminal $500
Bermagui Marine Rescue NSW Our Future in Navigation $2,157
Bermagui Preschool Cooperative Society Ltd Moodji Farm GrubClub Recovery Program, Bermagui Preschool $3,460
Boydtown Shipyard Boydtown Shipyard $1,420
Community Carers Accommodation South East Inc. Eden Rotary Walk & Viewing Platform $7,000
Eden Community Access Centre Inc. Imlay Street Beautification - Street Lighting $6,000
Eden Community Access Centre Inc. Reconnect & Restore $5,000
Eden Community Access Centre Inc. Westside Community Garden Shed $1,000
Eden Community Radio Inc. Vintage Caravan Restoration for Community Radio Outdoor Broadcast Capability $5,500
Eden Tourism Inc Volunteer Staff Uniforms and equipment $1,800
Eden Whale Festival Eden Whale Festival 2020 - Kites in the Community $3,000
Headspace Bega Youth Mental Health Facilitator Training $2,110
Lumen Christi Catholic College Solar Buddy - Giving the Gift of Light $1,000
Pambula Fishing Club Inc Medical Equipment $3,085
Pambula Men's Shed Incorporated Cleaning equipment $1,338
Pearls Place Community Inc Christmas lunch and hampers for Pearls Place guests $4,000
Playability Staff training in brain development and trauma $5,000
Sapphire Coast Boardriders Grom Squad Development Program $2,000
Sapphire Coast Horse Trail Riders Club Inc Sapphire Coast Horse Trail Riders Club - Covid Safety $2,000
St Vincent de Paul (Bega Conference) Christmas giving project $2,000
St Vincent de Paul Society, Merimbula Christmas giving project $4,500
The Disability Trust Eco Friendly Homes for people with disability $2,000
The Disability Trust IDPWD Wall Mosaic $2,000
Towamba Rural Fire Brigade Thermal Imagery Camera for firefighting $1,500
Tulgeen Disability Services Tulgeen Outdoor Sensory Space $4,500
U3A Sapphire Coast Inc (Seniors Computer Group) Seniors Computer Shared Learning $1,500
Wallaga Lake Bermagui Men's Shed Tidy Garden $3,100

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