Community Groups in the Hills Shire have an opportunity to formally apply to registered clubs in their local area for funding for various community-related projects. The funding is made available from profits generated at these clubs from gaming. The ClubGRANTS Scheme (formerly the CDSE Scheme) was established to formalise this funding process.
The ClubGRANTS Scheme was designed to ensure that larger registered clubs in NSW contribute to the provision of front-line services to their local communities; and to ensure that the disadvantaged in the community are better positioned to benefit from the substantial contributions made by those clubs.
There are three categories of ClubGRANTS available:
Category 1 funding is specifically for local projects and/or services that contribute to the welfare and broader social fabric of the local community and are aimed at improving the living standards of low income and disadvantaged people. These projects encompass Community Welfare & Social Services, Community Development, Community Health Services and Employment Assistance Activities.
Download Category 1 Application Form
Category 2 funding is generally for projects not listed or eligible for Category 1 funding such as Sport and Recreational Clubs, Cultural Activities - Visual/Performing Arts, Charity Fundraising, Medical Research and in-kind services such as Complimentary Room Hire, Fundraising Products and Prizes and Training Facilities for Elite Athletes.
Download Category 2 Application Form
Category 3 funding is automatically paid by the club into the NSW Government’s ClubGRANTS Fund on a quarterly basis to support and develop large scale State-wide projects or services such as Sports Venues and Facilities, Hospitals and Community Health Services, Youth Facilities, Child Care Facilities, Aged Care Facilities, Educational Facilities, Emergency Services Facilities, Parks and Recreation, Community Housing and Community Transport.
Community groups are encouraged to apply for Category 1 or Category 2 funding by downloading and completing the relevant form and returning it to Castle Hill RSL, P.O. Box 25, Castle Hill, 1765 or emailing directly to firstname.lastname@example.org along with all supporting documentation. All applications are reviewed by the Board of Directors on a monthly basis and are either approved or rejected depending on their merits and the amount of funding available at the time.
If you are unsure which category of funding your organisation may be eligible for, please contact the club and ask for advice from the ClubGRANTS co-ordinator.