ClubGRANTS is a community development funding program sponsored by local clubs and administered by City of Parramatta Council.
This scheme enables registered clubs with an annual gaming machine revenue exceeding $1 million to apply 1.85% of their gaming machine revenue to specific community development and support projects. A further 0.4% of gaming machine revenue is paid quarterly into a statewide pool known as the ClubGRANTS Fund for large-scale projects associated with sport, health and community infrastructure.
The following clubs in the Local Government Area participate in the program:
*The following links are external links to information on each club’s community funding through the ClubGRANTS program. Please be aware that the pages may contain information on gambling. For more information about gambling, call Gambling Help - 1800 858 858 or visit the NSW Gambling Help website.
- Carlingford Bowling Club
- Club Parramatta
- Dundas Sports and Recreation Club
- Dooleys Waterview Club
- Northmead Bowling, Recreation & Sporting Club
- Parramatta Leagues Club
- The Epping Club
- Toongabbie Sports & Bowling Club
- Rosehill Bowling Club
- Vikings Sports Club
With the funds received, the Parramatta ClubGRANTS Local Committee aims to cover services and projects including Community Welfare and Social Services, Community Development, Community Health Services and Employment Assistance activities. The Committee has a set range of funding amounts - $500 to a maximum of $10,000 per project application.
Local needs and priorities for 2021(Back to top)
- Reduce social isolation and develop connectedness between communities and individuals, especially for groups with multiple barriers to participation including:
- people with disabilities
- people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
- disengaged young people
- people of diverse genders and/or sexuality (LGBTQI)
- homeless people
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
- people over 55 years of age, particularly those living alone
- Assist with the development of community groups and organisations, particularly those that service new and emerging communities and issues
- Support families and the positive social, emotional and educational development of children
- Improve safety for families and communities including the prevention of domestic and family violence
- Provide funding for the development of sustainable social enterprises that encourage community driven local initiatives and the development of community spirit
- Target issues within a particular place or neighbourhood and seek to develop a local community-based response to local issues
- Aim to develop leadership skills for community groups and individuals
- Aim to deliver positive mental health outcomes to individuals and communities
- Promotion of green space within local neighbourhoods
- Support for the Arts and Culture, especially given downturn in 2020 due to Covid-19
- Support organisations to recover from Covid-19 and get back to business as usual, for example professional development, business planning
- Respond to an increased need for basic crisis support for individuals and families, not able to be met by existing funded projects.
As a general rule, ClubGRANTS does not fund projects or services that can be readily assisted by an existing Government funding program.
Application process(Back to top)
To be eligible, you must be a not-for-profit organisation and provide community welfare or social services, community development, community health services or employment assistance activities. You are also eligible if you or your organisation is involved in community or professional sport.
The Community Capacity Building Team can provide individual consultation to organisations seeking ClubGRANTS funding. Additionally, the Council conducts information sessions prior to the ClubGRANTS closing date.