Applications for this year's Parramatta ClubGRANTS have closed. Find out more information on the projects funded under the 2016 funding round.
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:
- Carlingford Bowling Club
- Dundas Sports & Recreation Club
- The Epping Club
- Northmead Bowling, Recreation & Sporting Club
- Parramatta Leagues Club
- Parramatta RSL Club
- Rosehill Bowling & Recreation Club
- Toongabbie Sports & Bowling 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 - $1,000 to a maximum of $10,000 per project application.
Local Needs and Priorities for 2016
- Support families and the positive social, emotional and educational development of children
- Improve safety for families and communities
- 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 (GLBTI)
- homeless people
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
- people over 55 years of age, particularly those living alone.
- Provide seed funding for the development of sustainable community programs that encourage the development of community spirit, reduction of social isolation and community driven local initiatives
- Assist with the development of community groups and organisations, particularly those that service new and emerging communities and issues
- 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
- 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.
Applications for other forms of assistance (Category 2 grants) are dealt with directly by local clubs. For further information on the funding program contact the Community Capacity Building team on 9806 5110 or visit ClubGRANTS.
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 grant writing workshops and information sessions prior to the ClubGRANTS closing date. Please keep checking the website for updated details.