Club Grants

About the Scheme

The ClubGRANTS (formerly CDSE) Scheme.
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
The scheme was introduced in 1998 by the NSW Government and allows clubs to claim a tax deduction of up to 2.25% on gaming machine revenue over $1 million for monies spent on community support. Introducing the legislation to establish the scheme, the then Minister for Gaming and Racing, the Hon Richard Face MP, stated: “This specifically recognises the valuable role played by registered clubs in their local communities and provides the Government with a more effective method of rewarding clubs for the support they provide to these communities.”
From 1 September 2011, CDSE will be referred to as Club GRANTS and the claimable rate increased from 1.5% to 2.25% of taxable gaming machine revenue.

How to Apply- ClubGRANTS Guidelines and Funding Categories

The new ClubGRANTS Guidelines are now available.

Applicants should read the new Guidelines to determine whether they are eligible for Club GRANTS funding. There are three funding categories under the ClubGRANTS Scheme:

  • Category 1 expenditure on specific community welfare and social services, community development, community health services and employment assistance activities; and
  • Category 2 expenditure on other community development and support services (eg traditional areas of club expenditure, such as support for sport and recreation groups).
  • Category 3 expenditure represents 0.4% of a club’s gaming machine profits over $1 million which is placed in a state wide pool to support large scale sport, health and community infrastructure.

Applicants should also read the “How To Apply” page and consult the Local Committee Index before submitting an application form to the relevant club or local committee.

Deadline Dates and Application Forms

Category 1

Deadline dates for each Local Committee (based on Local Government Area) are available through the Local Committee Index.

Applicants should note that the local committees now require application forms to be submitted online, through the ClubGRANTS – SmartyGrants website.

Category 2

Dapto Leagues Grant Round opening and closing dates are available through the how to apply page.

How To Apply
2020 Category 2 Round 1
2020 Category 2 In Kind Round 1

CLUB GRANTS 2019 funding commitment – Category 1

Applicant Project Funding Commitment
Warrawong Residents Forum Inc Warrawong Community Lunch $5,000.00
The Smith Family Dapto Learning Clubs $9,400.00
Youth Off the Streets Limited Alternative Education Options $2,000.00
Careways Community Inc Community Breakfast Program $7,000.00
Careways Rock and Water Program $10,656.00
Horsley Playgroup Horsley Playgroup $1,000.00
St. Vincent de Paul Society The Illawarra High Schools Support Program $5,000.00
St. Vincent de Paul, Dapto St. Vincent de Paul Conference Dapto $7,500.00
Healthy People Illawarra Inc Horsley Outdoor Krew $18,816.00
SAHSSI Road to Home $3,000.00
Careways Community Inc Koonawarra Supported Playgroup $4,500.00
Riding for the Disabled Assoc Property Maintenance $5,000.00
Learning Links Reading for Life in Dapto $8,150.00
Careways Community Inc Dapto Youth Connect $15,000.00
The Trustee for Creating Chances Trust Creating Chances for Wollongong Public Schools $5,000.00
Mt. Brown Public School P&C Assoc Keep our Children Safe Against Cyberbullying $5,590.00
Wollongong Emergency Housing Crisis Rooms Fit Out $9,799.00