A generous $178,700 has been granted to local community groups and charities in Wagga through the 2023 ClubGRANTS scheme.
ClubGRANTS is one of Australia’s largest grant programs, and is a NSW-wide initiative that assists registered clubs generating more than $1 million in annual gaming revenue to fund local services and projects.
Since its inception, in 1998, over $1 billion in grants have been delivered.
The local ClubGRANTS committee, consisting of representatives from Wagga RSL Club, Rules Club Wagga, Department of Communities and Justice and a local community representative, is coordinated by Wagga Wagga City Council.
This year, 17 recipients accepted grants in a presentation held at the Wagga RSL Club.
Director of Environment and Community Services at Wagga Wagga City Council, Janice Summerhayes said, “The funding provided by this scheme assists groups that may not have been able to secure financial assistance through other means and helps to ensure valued services and projects continue to be delivered”.
The recipients and the projects receiving grants in 2023 are:
- Wagga African Association – Building culturally appropriate and respectful family relationships through dialogue
- Riverina Vision Camp – Riverina Vision Camp 2023
- Dreams2live4 – Dreams for metastatic cancer patients in the Wagga Wagga region
- Clontarf Foundation – Engage with Year 6 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boys for transition to high school
- Ashmont Public School – Breakfast Program
- Ronald McDonald House – Sponsor nights for families in need
- Carevan – Pillow Swap Program
- Little Wings Limited – Children’s Hospital Flight Program
- RSL and Service Clubs Association – Veterans Benevolent Fund
- Solve TAD Limited – The Joy of Cycling for People with Disabilities in Wagga Wagga City
- Pro Patria – Wagga Wagga Property Trust
- Cancer Council Wagga – Wagga Relay for Life
- NSW Police Legacy – Matthew Owen Family
- Eugowra Flood Appeal – Rebuilding Eugowra
- Good Talk Mental Health – Wagga Race Day
- St Vincent De Paul Society – Family Fun Day Wagga Showgrounds
- Willans Hill School – Bus purchase assistance