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.


2018 Successful Projects receiving Funding

North Sydney ClubGRANTs Category 1 received applications for over $500,000 in the 2018 funding round. Approximately one quarter of applications were able to be funded. Successful organisations and projects are:

Dance Chance Incorporated

Dance classes for people with a disability. Through the joy of dance we are able to provide social and community benefits to people with a physical or intellectual disability. Participants are aged from 5-76 years old and the dancers and volunteers are from a range of culturally diverse backgrounds. 

Gidget Foundation

Gidget House provides free psychological support for pregnant women and new parents suffering anxiety and depression. Patients attending Gidget House receive appropriate care, preventing an escalation of problems and limiting the negative impact on family wellbeing.

The Kirribilli Centre

The Wellbeing for Mothers group aims to improve the emotional and physical wellbeing of women suffering from postnatal depression. The weekly service includes group discussions and counselling sessions with a qualified psychologist to equip mothers with coping strategies and provides a valuable support network for participants.

North Sydney Benevolent Association

Mary's House provides housing and assistance to women and children who are victims of domestic violence and have had to leave their homes.

Northside Community Forum

Exercise and Wellbeing program for young people living with Mental Illness. 

Crows Nest Centre

Contribution towards the purchase of a new car to be used for Meals on wheels, Linen Service deliveries and Home Visits for people that are frail, elderly and housebound. 

Phoenix House Youth Services

Provides services to marginalised young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. This program supports young people gain living skills and access educational and training programs.

Studio A

Social enterprise for professional artists with an intellectual disability.  Development of emotional literacy cards to be used in children's workshops.

Stroke Recovery Choir at Crows Nest

North Shore Stroke Recovery Choir - 'Keystrokes' uses choral singing as a therapeutic exercise to assist adults with aphasia following Stroke and other brain injuries. The Choir offers its members lively social interactions, enhances communication and speech output, improves memory and quality of life.  The choir regularly performs at community events.

Delta Therapy Dogs

Therapy Dogs bring the joy of animal companionship to a range of facilities including hospitals, palliative care units, aged care facilities, mental health services and schools.  This funding is used to sponsor a Delta Therapy Team at a North Sydney facilities such as Lansdowne Gardens and James Milson Village.  Furry Friends visiting facilities reduce blood pressure, provides motivation and stimulation and promote self esteem for the elderly residents who no longer have their own pets.

Odyssey House NSW

Bringing Up Great Kids is a program for families experiencing misuse of Alcohol and other Drugs.  Counselling services will be provided to help parents recovering from AOD issues by providing positive parent education and helping them to build positive relationships and provide a safe nurturing environment for their children.

St Vincent de Paul

Works with people who are homeless and assists them to access short and longer term accommodation. In addition, St Vincent de Paul assists women and children transitioning from Mary's House refuge into new homes with furniture, whitegoods and household items.

Taldumande Youth Services

Provides 24/7 crisis accommodation to homeless young people under 16, who need financial support to access services and items including food, clothing education and training and personal care items. This funding helps the refuge provide a more nutritional food program while in their care.

Learning Links

This funding goes towards an occupational therapist who will work with children who struggle in the classroom in our local public primary schools. Intensive support is provided to support children with learning difficulties.

Vision Australia

Provides services to clients who are blind or vision impaired.