ClubGRANTS operates under the ClubGRANTS Guidelines approved by the Minister.
Eligible Category 1 expenditure is for 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, including
For a full list please see the Clubs NSW
ClubGRANTS application guide (PDF, 1.5MB).
Thar expenditure allocated to a club's core activities (such as sport, returned servicemen's league/veteran welfare, golf course and bowling green maintenance, including for wages paid to staff to carry out the maintenance) not listed in Category 1.
ClubGRANTS for Category 1 are determined at a local government area (LGA) level while Category 2 is determined by the individual club.
A Local Committee is established in areas where the Category 1 ClubGRANTS liability for all participating clubs exceeds $30,000. The role of the ClubGRANTS Local Committee is to provide a broad consultative and advisory process so that qualifying clubs and key community service agencies may participate.
Each Local Committee sets its own closing dates for applications.
Visit ClubsNSW to find your local grant round.
Category 1 standard application forms can be obtained from Local Committees or from the
ClubsNSW website. There is no standard Category 2 application form.
Funding estimates are determined for each LGA where a Local Committee is established based on the maximum amount of gaming machine tax rebate available to clubs in the previous year under ClubGRANTS.
Estimate of Category 1 ClubGRANTS funds, 2014-2015 (PDF, 198KB)
Grants greater than $10,000
Clubs participating in the ClubGRANTS Scheme must enter into formal arrangements with recipients of ClubGRANTS funding when the amount exceeds $10,000. In this case, clubs should use the
Letter of Offer template (PDF, 18KB) that sets out the basic conditions, but clubs may place additional conditions on the provisions of funds, if considered necessary.
Clubs may provide in-kind expenditure for both Category 1 and Category 2 projects and services. While the in-kind amounts are limited to no more than 20% of the maximum rebate amount for Category 1 and 2 combined, clubs may apply for exemptions to this limit.
Application for exemption to 20% limit on in-kind expenditure (PDF, 24KB)
No Local Committee
In areas where a Local Committee is not required to be established, registered clubs may contact a government agency (such as FACS or a local council) for advice on suitability of an application for funding. However, this does not prevent stakeholders from establishing a Local Committee if they wish. See Table 2 of the
Category 1 ClubGRANTS Funding (PDF, 198KB) to see areas where a Local Committee is not required.
Advice to potential applicants and qualifying clubs as to whether proposed projects or activities would be eligible Category 1 or Category 2 expenditure under the guidelines is available from Liquor & Gaming NSW.
Requests for such advice should be made in writing and sent to:
Gaming Systems Liquor & Gaming NSWGPO Box 7060Sydney NSW 2001
Phone: (02) 9995 0837Email: email@example.com
Clubs NSW – for applicants
Clubs NSW – for clubs and committees