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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

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.

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.

CLUB GRANTS 2021 funding commitment – Category 1

Applicant Project Funding Commitment
CareWays Community Community Breakfast Program $8,500.00
The Smith Family Dapto Learning Clubs $9,600.00
SCARF Culture and Diversity in the Classroom $5,000.00
Careways Community Rock and Water Program $9,125.00
St Vincent de Paul St Vincent de Paul Conference Dapto $7,500.00
Healthy Cities Illawarra Horsley Outdoor Krew (HOK) $20,880.00
Youth Off the Streets Opportunities and Options for disadvantaged students - Craig Davis College $5,000.00
Careways Community CareWays Supported Playgroups $8,830.00
Careways Community Dapto's Young Women's and Men's Programs $9,125.00
The Northcott Society Smart Technology – for people with disability in the Wollongong Community $7,222.00
Riding with the Disabled Riding for Disabled (RDA) Illawarra horse and property maintenance $4,500.00

Dapto Leagues Club runs a large Community Partnership Program each year. This program takes applications for Category 2
funding on a quarterly basis:- from July through to June of each year. Category 1 funding is as per the Wollongong Council Local
Committee Grant Round funding calender.

The club encourages all community organisations to take part in this application process as it is where the majority of the clubs
community partnership budget is allocated.
The following steps are a guide:-

  • Read the ClubGRANT guidelines
  • Login in and register: To make an online submission, you’ll need to register first. Registering gives you secure access to your forms so that you can work on it over time – rather than completing it all at once. It also helps us contact you if there is a problem. It only takes a moment to register, and you can get started on your submission straight after registering.
  • Please take the time to ‘View the Application Form’ through the link on the ClubGRANTS main page to ensure that you have all the materials ready.

Clubgrants reporting requirements

A legislative requirement to be fulfilled by all organisations receiving ClubGRANTS assistance from registered clubs is that a club
must request funding recipients to provide a report on how the funds were applied and whether the use of funds has varied from
the purpose stated in the original application. If a report is not received from a funding recipient, the ClubGRANTS Guidelines
require that the club should not consider any additional funding for that organisation, except in exceptional circumstances.
Funding Agreement Template
Funding Report Form

Category 1 – Wollongong Local Committee

Local Priorities:

  • Programs for young people 8-18 years – especially for those that assist unemployed or marginalized young people and those that live in areas with higher levels of disadvantage
  • Education programs – including prevention projects that have a positive impact on crime reduction strategies especially those linked to alcohol, gambling and related crime
  • Support groups in the local community and
  • Projects that have a wider community benefit/building capacity.
Submissions for the Category 1 ARE NOW CLOSED!

Category 2

  • Culture
  • Health
  • Religion
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Political
  • Community Welfare
  • Sport

Category 2 – In Kind

Category 2 – In Kind submissions include:

  • Room Hire
  • Tourism promotion
  • School or trivia door prize
  • Use or maintenance of golf course
  • Cultural activites or performing arts
  • Food discounted
  • Fete/fundraiser voucher
  • Sporting activities

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