Category 3 ClubGRANTS expenditure
Under "Category 3" – a minimum of 0.4% of a club's gaming machine profits in excess of $1 million per annum, is automatically allocated to a Statewide funding pool – the "ClubGRANTS Fund" - to be used for large scale projects and services associated with sport, health and community infrastructure.
The guidelines define what is eligible Category 3 ClubGRANTS funding and establishes the ClubGRANTS Fund Committee including its functions, responsibilities and membership.
ClubGRANTS funding can be provided for designing, building, upgrading, renewing, funding or acquiring land or property for the following Category 3 projects and services (paragraph 3.1).
- sports venues
- sports facilities
- sporting fields and grandstands
- sports services and programs
- recreational services, program and facilities
- health services and facilities including community health
- mental health services and facilities
- healthy lifestyle projects and services
- projects and services designed to reduce obesity
- youth facilities
- child care facilities
- aged-care facilities
- educational facilities
- emergency services facilities
- facilities for parks and recreation
- community housing
- community transport
Consideration must be given to providing Category 3 funding for projects and services which will benefit communities that are regional and remote; disadvantaged; culturally and linguistically diverse and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Funding can also be provided to support other projects or services associated with sport, health or community infrastructure as determined by the Minister in consultation with ClubsNSW.
Projects and services that are funded under Category 1 and 2 cannot be funded under Category 3.
The Minister can approve payment from the ClubGRANTS Fund for reasonable costs incurred in administering and managing the fund (paragraph 3.2).
ClubGRANTS Fund Committee
Details about the application process will be published on the website of the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing when they become available.