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CLUBGRANTS

The Murwillumbah Services Club is proud to support our local community. We contribute funds to organisations who provide a community service and promote core community values such as health, education, safety, children and town prosperity. The new ClubGRANTS scheme is set to benefit community groups, sports and charities across NSW, with an extra $90 million in community grants to be donated by clubs over the next four years.

The State Government’s recent changes to the ClubGRANTS scheme means clubs can provide more funding to a wider range of groups and charities, many of which would struggle to exist without the support of their local clubs.

Paralympic multiple gold medal winner Ben Austin OAM has been appointed as the inaugural ClubGRANTS ambassador.

“The financial support of ClubsNSW and Mounties helped immensely with my preparation in the lead up to the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth games and played a big part in helping me bring home gold for Australia,” Ben said. “That’s why I am proud to be a ClubGRANTS ambassador, and why I am confident that the initiative will allow an even bigger contribution to the wider community of NSW.”

The key elements of ClubGRANTS are:

   · increase club contributions for community development and support expenditure from the previous 1.5 per cent to 2.25 per cent of gaming machine revenue over $1 million

   · 0.4 per cent of clubs’ community contributions will now be paid into a new ClubGRANTS Fund to develop large-scale sport, health and community infrastructure projects.

   · enable funds to be used for clubs’ core activities such as RSL and veterans’ welfare, golf course and bowling green maintenance and professional sport (but not player salaries).

 ClubGRANTS, formerly known as Community Development Support Expenditure (CDSE), was officially established by the NSW Government in the Gaming Machine Tax Amendment Act 2011.

 If you are part of a community minded group in need of funding the Murwillumbah Services Club may be able to help you through ClubGRANTS. This scheme is administrated by ClubsNSW but coordinated in our area by a local committee at the Tweed Shire Council. For more information please visit the Tweed Club Grants page:

http://www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/ClubGRANTSApplication

or ClubGRANTS at  https://www.clubgrants.com.au/

 

Intercept - Tweed youths training

The club recently helped out in an Intercept Training program for Tweed youths, freely offering our facilities and catering for several of the training sessions held here. Not to mention $4,000 in cash to assist in the payment of the facilitators.

The program is run by NSW Police Tweed Byron Youth Liason Officer, Constable Mark Harrison, and is aimed at providing practical life training for kids.

Some of the informaton sessions they took part in included Drug, Alcohol, Sexual Assault and Healthy Relationships learning. They also received Barista and First Aid training, got to experience a Crash Scenario with Fire and Ambulance information, and learnt about Resumes, Business and Job interviews.

The participating students were from Murwillumbah and Wollumbin High Schools and their graduation night was held here at the club on Wednesday evening. As a reward for all their hard work, Mark suprised the students by picking them up in a 24 seat stretch Hummer.

Well done everyone.

 


For more information regarding community funding projects please contact us or Clubs NSW for more information.

 

MURWILLUMBAH SERVICES CLUB - CLUBGRANTS 2013-14