Grant funding available for local community groups

Published on 07 February 2024

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Local community groups are encouraged to apply for funding with a new round of the ClubGRANTS program now open.  

ClubGRANTS Category 1 is currently accepting applications for initiatives that support welfare and social services, community development, employment assistance activities, health services, and projects aimed at improving the living standards of low income and disadvantaged people. The committee will also consider other local identified needs within the Shoalhaven.  

The Shoalhaven Local Committee has identified the following priority areas for funding support in the Shoalhaven: safe & prepared communities, affordable housing opportunities, vibrant culture & connected communities, sustainable environments, children & families thrive, healthy & active communities, opportunities for lifelong learning, economic opportunities, and accessible transport.

Examples of projects that could be eligible under these priority areas include, but are not limited to: disaster preparedness training, tenancy support programs, multicultural festivals, bush regeneration activities, healthy eating programs, short fee free courses, financial literacy programs and community transport initiatives, to name a few.

Submissions will be reviewed by the Shoalhaven Local Committee which comprises representatives from Shoalhaven City Council, Department of Communities and Justice, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, Shoalhaven Neighbourhood Services, and registered local licensed clubs in the Shoalhaven.  

In 2023 the registered Clubs funded over 35 applications providing a combined total funding over $235,000.00 to support initiatives across the Shoalhaven to enable our community to thrive. Local community groups that have previously benefited from ClubGRANTS funding include:  

  • Supported Accommodation & Homelessness Services Shoalhaven Illawarra (SAHSSI) 
  • Milton Ulladulla Men’s Shed 
  • Culburra Volunteer Rural Fire Brigade 
  • Nowra Youth Centre 
  • Shoalhaven Education Fund 
  • Applications can be lodged online via the Clubs NSW website and close 31 May. 

For more information on the Club Grants Category 1 Program in the Shoalhaven and to review the full list of priority areas visit SCC Club Grants Webpage.


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