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Home > 2014/15 ClubGRANTS Category 3 Funding Round

The ClubGRANTS Scheme

Through the ClubGRANTS scheme, large registered clubs in NSW contribute directly to the provision of front-line services to their local communities and ensure that the disadvantaged benefit from the substantial contributions made by those clubs.

In 2013, New South Wales clubs gave more than $90 million in funding under Categories 1 and 2 of the ClubGRANTS scheme to thousands of NSW community groups, charities and sporting organisations. Since its inception in 1998, the ClubGRANTS scheme has delivered almost $1 billion in funding to local communities.

ClubGRANTS Category 3 Fund

In 2011 an amendment to the Gaming Machine Tax Act 2001 created a new pool of funding for NSW infrastructure projects. The ClubGRANTS Category 3 Fund is intended to support the development and enhancement of sport, health and community infrastructure projects across NSW.

The ClubGRANTS Category 3 Fund supports the Government's NSW 2021 commitment to increasing participation in sport, recreation, arts and cultural activities and supporting healthy lifestyles.

The Fund is managed by the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing.

2014/15 ClubGRANTS Category 3 funding round

The 2014/15 ClubGRANTS Category 3 funding round opened on 1 September 2014 with a two stage process: not for profit agencies were invited to submit Expressions of Interest and, following assessment by the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing, assisted by the NSW Office of Sport and Arts NSW, only the most competitive were invited to submit a full application. In all, 906 Expressions of Interest were received and of those invited to apply, 83 were received seeking $28.5 million in funding. Following assessment by the ClubGRANTS Fund Committee, the Deputy Premier approved 39 grants totalling $12.579 million.

These projects will deliver significant benefits to communities from across NSW, including new skate parks in Henty and Tocumwal, a new swimming pool in Robertson, a community space for young people in Temora, lighting and audio upgrades for the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, and a new hydrotherapy pool for the disability community in Griffith.

The next round

Expressions of Interest for the 2015/16 ClubGRANTS Category 3 Fund will open in late 2015. The Minister has announced that the priority areas for funding in this round will contribute $8 million to enhance sports facilities, $2.5 million to arts and culture facilities and $2 million for emergency services.

To find out more about the ClubGRANTS Category 3 program contact the ClubGRANTS team on 02 9995 0873 or email clubgrants.category3@olgr.nsw.gov.au.

ClubGRANTS email list

To stay informed on the latest news and announcements about the ClubGRANTS Category 3 Fund, contact the ClubGRANTS team and request to be added to the email list.

Related information

  • ClubGRANTS Guidelines
  • 2014/15 ClubGRANTS Category 3 Applicant Information Pack
  • ClubGRANTS 2014/15 Category 3 Fund projects
  • ClubGRANTS 2013/14 Category 3 Fund projects
  • ClubGRANTS 2012 Category 3 Fund projects

  • Page last updated:
    Thursday, July 02, 2015