Shellharbour Local ClubGRANTS 2018 Funding Round

The Shellharbour Local ClubGRANTS Committee has successfully funded 33 local community organisations and charities as part of the 2018 ClubGRANTS funding round.

Council staff are involved in facilitation of the local scheme, which has successfully funded a total of $260,950 this round.

The funds go towards local programs such as food assistance, wellbeing education for disadvantaged youth, programs for young women, emergency housing, drug awareness programs and school breakfast programs.

There were six local clubs involved and 95 applicants for the round, which opens in early March each year.

The six clubs that support the community funding scheme are; 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.

Clubs are now in the process of allocating grants to the successful organisations.

Shellharbour City Council Mayor Marianne Saliba 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," Cr Saliba 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.

Further information on ClubGRANTS can be found on Council's website.

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