Wednesday 6 April 2016
Local organisations who want to make a difference in their communities are encouraged to apply for funds through the ClubGRANTS Program.
Grants of up to $10,000 are available for projects that improve community wellbeing and address social issues in the Bega Valley Shire.
Michael Mutsch, Merimbula RSL General Manager and Chair of the Bega Valley ClubsGRANT committee said that in 2015 local organisations received more than $91,000 in funding through this scheme.
“These projects are making a real difference on the ground and we look forwarding to supporting more worthy projects in 2016,” he said.
ClubGRANTS is a shared State Government and club industry program, funded by a gaming machine tax rebate to those registered clubs with gaming machine profits in excess of $1 million.
Eight local clubs and the Bega Valley Shire Council are represented on the local ClubsGRANT committee - Bermagui Country Club, Club Bega, Club Sapphire, Eden Fishermen's Recreation Club, Merimbula RSL, Pambula Merimbula Golf Club, Tathra Beach Bowling Club and Tura Beach Country Club.
More information on the ClubGRANTS funding and application forms can be found at www.begavalley.nsw.gov.au or you can call Anne Cleverley, Council’s Community Development Coordinator and ClubsGRANT convenor, on 6499 2367.
Applications under the ClubsGRANTs Category 1 funding scheme close on 3 May.
Caption: Bega Valley ClubsGRANT committee members recently met with two recipients of Clubs GRANTs in 2015, Reaching Out Foundation and the Bega Valley Suicide Prevention Action Network. From left: Grant Taylor, Tathra Beach Bowling Club, Anne Cleverley, Bega Valley Shire Council, Damien Foley, Club Sapphire Merimbula, Tracey Escreet Bega Valley SPAN,, John Hurst, Eden Fishermen’s Recreation Club, Louise Maud, Reaching Out Foundation, Michael Mutsch, Merimbula RSL and Liz Seckold, Bega Valley SPAN.