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Blacktown City Council - Media Release - Local Groups Benefit From 2017 ClubGRANTS
9 August, 2017
Community groups throughout the City of Blacktown have been the beneficiaries of the 2017 ClubGRANTS* funding announcements.
“The ClubGRANTS scheme brings together Blacktown City Council, local clubs and the community to ensure important services get backing,” the Mayor of Blacktown City, Councillor Stephen Bali said.
The Blacktown City ClubGRANTS Local Committee was formed to help local Clubs identify and fund projects that address community welfare and social services; community development; community health; or employment assistance activities across Blacktown City, he said.
“Since 2011, the Blacktown City ClubGRANTS Local Committee has funded 830 local projects, totalling over $10 million.
“This year, 50 projects received a total of $575,135, which is an average of just more than $11,500 each,” Mayor Bali said.
The Blacktown ClubGRANTS Committee is made up of representatives from seven local participating clubs, Blacktown City Council and local aboriginal communities, the Department of Family and Community Services, the Western Sydney Area Health Service and the Community Resource Network.
The seven participating clubs are: Blacktown Workers’ Club; City of Blacktown RSL Club; Riverstone Schofields Memorial Club; Rooty Hill RSL Club; Seven Hills Toongabbie RSL Club; St Marys Rugby League Club; and West Tradies.
*The ClubGRANTS scheme enables registered clubs with gaming machine profits over $1 million to apply for a tax rebate (of 2.25%). The rebate is used to provide grants to nonproft community organisations / services or community projects. The scheme is guided by the Gaming Machine Tax Act 2001.