Cessnock ClubGRANTS is helping to make a difference

SUPPORT: Cessnock Family Support Services manager Robyn Beveridge with Cessnock Hospitality Group CEO Paul Cousins. Picture: SUPPLIED.
SUPPORT: Cessnock Family Support Services manager Robyn Beveridge with Cessnock Hospitality Group CEO Paul Cousins. Picture: SUPPLIED.

Applications for funding under the 2021 Cessnock ClubGRANTS Program are now open.

Local non-profit community organisations and services are encouraged to apply for funding for a project or program based in the Cessnock local government area that supports vulnerable people and addresses a disadvantage and social need.

"The committee is pleased to be able to support our community again this year," Cessnock LGA ClubGrants committee spokesperson Paul Cousins said.

"We are hoping to have a strong round and we are seeking quality, impactful projects that will deliver positive outcomes for our community."

ClubGRANTS 2021 will provide funding for local social services and community projects, with the aim of addressing social need and disadvantage.

The types of eligible projects and services include community welfare and social services, community development, community health services and employment assistance activities.

There will be a priority focus on projects and services that seek to address areas of need that have increased over the past 12 months, in particular; homelessness, domestic violence, mental health and well-being and social isolation.

The Cessnock LGA ClubGrants Committee includes Cessnock Leagues Club, East Cessnock Bowling Club, Greta Workers Sports and Recreation Club, Kurri Kurri Bowling Club and Weston Workers Club. More information regarding ClubGRANTS can be found on the ClubGRANTS website at www.clubgrants.com.au/find-your-local-grant-round. Applications for the 2021 funding round will close on Friday, June 4, 2021 at 4pm.

For more information, or if you would like to discuss your application, contact Cessnock City Council's community and cultural engagement officer Jo Miller on (02) 4993 4258.

ClubGRANTS Program has been around since 1998. It was introduced by the NSW Government to deliver support to community groups that are helping to make our communities a better place.

A range of organisations have benefitted, from sporting groups to charities and emergency service providers.

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