Council to again help deliver community funding


Shellharbour City Council works with ClubGRANTS NSW to distribute hundreds of thousands of dollars to various community organisations.

The ClubGRANTS NSW funding scheme supports community welfare and social services, community development and projects and opens again in early March 2018.

Community groups and organisations have been provided with almost a quarter of million dollars in financial support from local clubs.

ClubGRANTS NSW has worked with Council to facilitate the selection process for the distribution of $238,000 to 35 projects in our region.

The community funding scheme is supported by six clubs; Albion Park Bowling and Recreation Club, Albion Park RSL Memorial Club, Oak Flats Bowling and Recreation Club, The Shellharbour Club, Warilla Bowling & Recreation Club and Warilla Sports Club.

Shellharbour Council General Manager Carey McIntyre said the contribution of volunteer organisations to the community was vital to maintaining the health and wellbeing of residents.

"This funding scheme is an investment in our residents and makes it possible for community programs to continue," Mr McIntyre said.

The scheme was introduced in 1998 by the NSW Government and allows clubs to claim a tax deduction of up to 2.25 per cent on gaming machine revenue over $1 million for monies spent on community support.

For information on Shellharbour ClubGRANTS, visit our Financial Assistance page.

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