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Parramatta ClubGRANTS

Applications for this year’s Parramatta ClubGRANTS will now open 14 April and close 14 May at 4pm.  This information is subject to change given the COVID-19 situation.

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’s 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.

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.

ClubGRANTS Information Sessions

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the face to face information sessions have been cancelled.  A webinar of the sessions will be available shortly.

Local needs and priorities for 2020

  • 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
  • Reduce social isolation and develop connectivity 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
  • Improve access to services and programs for people that are experiencing housing stress or homelessness or living in supported accommodation.
  • 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.

Application process

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.

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