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Club GRANTS 2018/2018

Club GRANTS 2018/2018

  • By Wests League Club
  • Posted at 19 Sep 2019

 Wests League Club provides much needed funding to local organisations.

 “We are very proud to be able to contribute to these great organisations that are doing so much for the community”

Wests League Club CEO Tony Mathew.

 At a presentation held at Ingleburn RSL Club yesterday, Wests League Club contributed over $27,000 to local community groups through Club GRANTS. The Campbelltown Club GRANTS program is controlled by a committee consisting of Wests League Club, Campbelltown Catholic Club, Ingleburn RSL Club and Campbelltown RSL Club, and is administered through Campbelltown Council and Sector Connect.

Club GRANTS is a program through which clubs provide funding to their local community, guided by recommendations on the area’s social needs from the Council and community services.

“The Campbelltown grants program and its members all work together and share the responsibility of our contributions. If one club can’t support a particular group, another member may step up and help out,” stated Karen Hansen, Executive Assistant and Club Grants Administrator for Wests League Club.

This year, the recipients of Wests League Club included:

WILMA – Women’s Health Centre, who provide health and well-being programs for women who have been affected by domestic violence, homelessness or other hardships, and who may not otherwise be able to afford holistic services. The grant will provide 50 vouchers for women to utilise these services at no cost to themselves.

The Rotary Club of Macarthur Sunrise for their administration of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program. The program sends hardcover books to registered children in low socio-economic situations, aged from birth to 5 years old, in order to encourage them to develop reading skills.

The Kookaburra Kids Foundation helps children in families that are impacted by mental health. The foundation runs camps with counsellor led workshops to help them develop understanding, coping skills and resilience, in the hope of preventing the development of their own mental health struggles later in life due to their exposure as children.

The Miracle Babies Foundation provides support for families with premature and very ill babies. The funding from Wests League Club provides NICU support packs with informational for support services to assist the families during their difficult time.

The Children’s Festival Organisation promotes community harmony through the concept of “Playing together and Living in Harmony”. Its about children from different cultural backgrounds coming together to enjoy and appreciate each other without prejudice. In addition to the festival, they also have a Young Champion’s Award, which was last year celebrated at Wests League Club, and this year’s Grant will be used to expand on those awards.

MacUnity is a network that aims to build relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members and mainstream community service providers. The grant funds will be used to create a single comprehensive calendar that community members can refer to for all upcoming events and awareness activities in the local community that are related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander initiatives.

We are very proud to be able to contribute to these great organisations that are doing so much for the community”, stated Wests League Club CEO Tony Mathew. “We congratulate them on their inspiring efforts to help the people of Campbelltown.”

At yesterday’s presentation, 21 local groups received a combined total of over $89,000 from the four participating Clubs in the Campbelltown Club GRANTs committee.

Further funding is granted from each club to various recipients throughout the year. in the 2018/2019 Club GRANTS 

A full listing of Club GRANTS category 1 & 2 recipients is available on our website at https://www.westslc.com.au/about-us/community/

To learn more about Club GRANTS go to https://www.clubgrants.com.au/.

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