Non-profit community organisations and services in the Cessnock local government area are welcome to apply for the 2018 Club Grants Category 1 funding round, which is now open.
Funding is available for a wide range of projects that aim to address disadvantage in the community.
In 2017, Cessnock LGA Club Grants provided a total of $74,786, fully or partially funding 20 local projects and programs.
One of last year’s beneficiaries was Youth off the Streets, with several clubs combining to fund the organisations outreach program and school-based preventative education program targeting harm minimisation and substance abuse.
The Cessnock LGA Club Grants Committee includes Cessnock Leagues Club, East Cessnock Bowling Club, Kurri Kurri Bowling Club, Greta Workers Club and Weston Workers Club.
“The committee aims to support quality local projects that can really help make a difference in our community,” Cessnock LGA Club Grants Committee spokesperson Paul Cousins said.
“Some of the priorities for funding this year include initiatives addressing homelessness, domestic violence, mental health, at-risk youth, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and social isolation.”
Applications for the 2018 program close Friday, June 8 at 4pm at www.clubsnsw.com.au.
For more information, contact Cessnock City Council’s community and cultural engagement officer on 4993 4258.