Sapphire Coast community groups and clubs benefit from a cash injection through the ClubGRANTS scheme each year.

Club Grants is a statewide initiative that recognises clubs’ significant financial support for projects and services that contribute to the wellbeing of their communities.

Clubs that earn over $1 million annually in gaming machine revenue provide funding for community projects and services, and in turn receive dollar-for-dollar gaming tax deductions. Each year through Club Grants, clubs across NSW provide support to tens of thousands of local community organisations, sporting groups, and charities that make a difference in their local area.

The scheme was introduced in 1998 by the NSW Government and allows clubs to claim a tax deduction of up to 1.5% on gaming machine revenue over $1 million for monies spent on community support.

Application Process

There are two categories, with Category 1 funding distributed via the Bega Valley Shire Council through their community plan, and Category 2 funding being distributed directly by the clubs.

Category 1

Bega Valley Shire Council will call for applications for the 2017 grant round from 3 April 2017 and close on 1 May 2017. Category 1 applications received outside the annual granting round will not be considered.

Recipients applying for the 2017 Grant: Applicants in receipt of funding from previous granting rounds must report their spending by completing a Standard Funding Report Form before an application for 2017 will be considered.

All applications using the 2017 Application Form should be forwarded to the Bega Valley Club Grants Committee Convenor, Bega Valley Shire Council, PO Box 492, Bega NSW 2550. For more information please visit the Bega Valley Shire Council website.

Category 2

To apply for Category 2 funding please contact:

Merimbula RSL
General Manager
Michael Mutsch
PO Box 34, Merimbula NSW 2548
Phone:  02 6495 1502