ClubGRANTS is a community development funding program sponsored by our local club, but administered by Council.

The program is designed to ensure that the larger registered clubs in NSW contribute to the provision of front-line services in their local communities; and to ensure that the disadvantaged in the community are better positioned to benefit from the substantial contributions made by those clubs. The scheme enables registered clubs with an annual gaming machine revenue exceeding $1m, to apply 1.85% of their gaming machine revenue to community development and support projects.

The participating club in our area is North Sydney Leagues Club (Norths)


North Sydney Category 1 funding 

ClubGRANTS Category 1 is for expenditure on specific community welfare and social services, community development, community health services and employment assistance activities. In particular, expenditure on projects and services that contribute to the welfare and broader social fabric of the local community, and that are aimed at improving the living standards of low income and disadvantaged people.

Note that the ClubGRANTS scheme is focused on supporting community organisations and activities within a clubs local area. Although applicants from outside ClubGRANTS council areas can apply under the ClubGRANTS Guidelines (424KB), preference is typically given to local applicants.

Note that North Sydney ClubGRANTS requires applicants to apply online, and within that application, to respond to this target question:

Q. How does this project provide significant impact for North Sydney residents who are socially and financially disadvantaged, and socially isolated, or who have other high needs in North Sydney?

Please provide specific data about North Sydney needs, and how your project addresses the identified needs.


Applications for 2019 funding

Applications closed 31 May 2019.


Annual Timeline for Funding Applications

March: Applications open end of the month.

May: Applications close at the end of the month.

June: Applications are assessed by the North Sydney ClubGRANTS committee, and recommendations made to the club.

July: Recommendations are presented the Norths Club board for approval.

August:  Successful applicants are advised by the club and funding distributed by the end of the month. Unsuccessful applicants are notified.


More Information

For more information about ClubGRANTS please go to Clubs NSW

For information regarding ClubGRANTS Category 2 funding, please contact the North Sydney Leagues Club (Norths) directly.

Please note that if your organisation has received previous funding from North Sydney ClubGRANTS you are required to forward your report to Norths.


2019 Successful Projects receiving Funding

North Sydney ClubGRANTs Category 1 received applications for over $500,000 in the 2019 funding round. Approximately one quarter of applications were able to be funded. Successful organisations and projects are:


Early Education Inc.

This grant will fund resources and events that promote the importance of early childhood intervention and local services including production of a video resource, open days and information sessions


Link Housing

The proposed 'Getting Connected' project will connect residents of social housing living in the North Sydney LGA area to technology and web-based services providing them with training to develop IT skills.  The project will assist residents to build the necessary skills to use the technology to enhance their lives, assist them to socially engage and have increased confidence to use web-based service portals.


Northside Community Forum Limited

DARTS provides a wheelchair accessible bus service for people with a disability or the aged, to go on social outings and participate in the community and to build social networks.


Phoenix House Youth Services

'Building Resilience and Life Skills for 'at risk youth'.  The key objectives of the program is to create and promote developmental opportunities and support for young people to help them avoid harmful behaviours and develop the competencies, confidence, values, and social connectedness they need to transition positively to adulthood.  Giving them the confidence to embark into vocational training or education, which in-turn enables them to get jobs.


Kidsnest Crows Nest Occasional Care Inc.

The current cubby house at the occasional child care centre has been destroyed by weather and normal wear and tear. It is beyond repair and needs replacement for the children in care to play in.


St George Community Housing Limited

Living Well at Greenway is a health and wellbeing program targeted to a diverse community of 350+ social housing residents living in Greenway.  The aim is to promote healthy lifestyles, physical activity and health awareness.  It has a specific focus on assisting social housing residents, who are generally more disadvantaged than the surrounding community, to access services that improve their health and support better community connection.


Taldumande Youth Services Inc.

The recreation and social engagement program provides funding for young people who temporarily reside in one of three crisis refuges.  Short-term, emergency accommodation is provided to young people at risk of homelessness.  This project provides organized and supervised positive social activities to engage them during weekend and holiday periods.


Gidget Foundation Australia

This project is to fund extended hours of service more broadly across the three Gidget House sites, to enable Gidget Foundation to provide timely support to those experiencing PNDA. 


Delta Society Australia

Delta Therapy dogs provide animal companionship to hospitals, palliative care units, aged care facilities and mental health services and schools. This funding will go towards training two therapy dogs to work with children and young people in Mental Health programs.


Learning Links

Reading for Life and Learning Links Speech Therapy in North Sydney public schools. These programs work in the school with the children, providing intensive support trained with the aim of improving children's reading, self-esteem and confidence.


The Humour Foundation

The Clown Doctors Humour Therapy Program at Royal North Shore Hospital visit children who are seriously sick, administering doses of fun and laughter in an environment that's normally associated with stress/trauma/pain/sadness and isolation.


Healthy Kids Association

This program promotes health education in local schools by providing tools, resources and materials which are designed to create healthy learning environments and set up healthy habits for life.


Society of St Vincent de Paul

This funding goes towards helping people and families who are experiencing financial difficulties and need help replacing essential household equipment including major appliances such as fridges, washing machines and cooking equipment.