The ClubGRANTS scheme was introduced in 1998 by the NSW Government. Clubs earning over $1million annually in gaming machine revenue can voluntarily provide funding for community projects and services in return for dollar-for-dollar gaming tax deductions. There are three categories of ClubGRANTS. However, Council is involved with Category 1 funding only in its role as Northern Beaches ClubGRANTS Local Committee convenor.

Category 1 funding

Category 1 funding is for projects and 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. Funding is provided for community welfare and social services, community development, community health services and employment assistance activities. Projects must also address local funding priorities.

Due to the impact of COVID-19 on the operation of Northern Beaches Clubs, 2021 Category 1 application opening and closing dates may vary from club to club.

Find out which Northern Beaches Clubs have their grant round open and how to apply for Category 1 ClubGrants.

Refer to the ClubGRANTS website for further information.

Category 2 funding

Category 2 provides funding for general community development such as sporting and recreational groups, veterans’ welfare and similar services. Applications are generally accepted all year round.

Contact individual clubs for further information.

Category 3 funding

Category 3 is available for the upgrade or construction of large-scale community infrastructure projects such as sporting facilities and community halls, cultural venues and emergency relief facilities.

Funding is pooled at a state-wide level and is managed by the Office of Responsible Gambling.

More information

For more information about Category 1 ClubGRANTS, contact:

Sandra Faase
Community Development Officer
Phone: 8495 6618