What is ClubGRANT funding?
ClubGRANTS is a community funding scheme that ensures larger registered clubs in NSW contribute to the provision of front-line services in their local communities and provide much needed support to community organisations, groups and disadvantaged members of the community. The scheme was introduced in 1998 by the NSW Government.

Under the guidelines, the Scheme includes 3 funding categories:
Category 1 Supports community welfare and social services; community development; employment assistance activities; community health services; and projects aimed at improving the living standards of low income and disadvantaged people.
Category 2 Provides funding for general community development and support activities, such as junior sport. (ie. traditional areas of club expenditure).
Category 3 Is a state-wide fund that supports large-scale community infrastructure projects, such as hospitals and sporting facilities.

Where can I find the application guidelines? 
For information on how you can apply apply, please visit:

Who are the Shellharbour ClubGRANTS Local Committee?
The aim of the local committee is to oversee the Category One funding process. The Shellharbour Local ClubGRANTS Committee is made up of representatives from Shellharbour City Council, Department of Communities and Justice, NSW Council of Social Services (NCOSS) and six local licensed clubs:

Warilla Sports Club
Albion Park Bowling & Recreation Club
Albion Park RSL Memorial Club
Oak Flats Bowling and Recreation Club
The Shellharbour Club
Warilla Bowling & Recreation Club

Category 1

What is eligible under Category 1 funding?
Eligible Category 1 expenditure is for projects and/or services that contribute to the welfare and broader social fabric of the local community and aimed at improving the living standards of low income and disadvantaged people. Examples include community welfare and social services, community development projects, community health services and employment assistance activities: The Shellharbour Local Committee establishes Local Priorities for the Shellharbour LGA.

When does Category 1 funding open?
Applications for Shellharbour ClubGRANTS Category One funding will open at 9:00am on Monday 1 March 2021 and close at 5:00pm on Friday 30 April 2021.

How do I apply for Category 1 funding?
1. Read the ClubGRANTS funding guidelines available at:
2. Refer to the Shellharbour ClubGRANTS Local Priorities.
3. Attend the Shellharbour ClubGRANTS Information session
When: Monday 1 March 2021
Where: Shellharbour Civic Centre 76 Cygnet Avenue (Cnr Cygnet & College Ave) Shellharbour City Centre
Time: 10am – 11am
4. Apply ONLINE at: Register and select the Shellharbour Round. You only need to apply once as the application will be reviewed by all clubs within the Shellharbour Local Committee.

Shellharbour ClubGRANTS Info Session
Category 1 | More Info

Category 2 & 3

Who is eligible under Category 2 funding?
Eligible Category 2 expenditure is that expenditure allocated to community development and support activities and projects not listed under Category 1 and expenditure allocated to a club’s core activities (such as sport, returned servicemen’s league/veteran welfare, golf course and bowling green maintenance, including for wages paid to staff to carry out the maintenance).

When does Category 2 open and how do I apply?
Applications for Shellharbour ClubGRANTS Category Two funding are accepted throughout the year and rounds vary between each Club. Applicants should liaise directly with individual clubs and discuss details of your application with your local club manager.

How do I apply for Category 3 funding?

Category 2 & 3 | More Info

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