Club Grants


ClubGRANTS is state wide initiative of NSW clubs, local councils and the NSW Government and is available to community groups, charities and sporting teams. It is designed to provide financial support for projects and front-line services in the local community and to ensure that the disadvantaged in the community are better positioned to benefit from the substantial contributions made by those clubs.


To determine if you are eligible for funding via the ClubGRANTS Scheme, please read carefully through the guidelines provided by ClubsNSW available to download here.


2017 ClubGRANTS applications open on Monday, 7th March 2017 and close Friday 1st April 2017. To apply online, please visit the Sutherland Shire Council Website and complete the online application form.

Last year, your club donated over $175,000 to your local community

Our worthy recipients of the 2016 Clubs Grants included:

  • Endeavour Special Kids Project
  • Wanda Surf Life Saving Club
  • Care and Concern Outreach Inc
  • St Andrews Anglican Church
  • Cronulla Life Saving Club
  • Cronulla Uniting Church
  • War Widows Guild of Australia
  • Cronulla RSL Sub Branch
  • Sailability
  • Homes for Heroes
  • Sutherland Shire Council
  • Community Shuttle Bus
  • 2SSR FM Sutherland Shire Radio
  • Reaching Incorporated
  • Clubs NSW Club Grants Scheme
  • Cronulla High School
  • Woolooware High School
  • De La Salle Cronulla
  • Cronulla South Primary School
  • Cronulla Primary School
  • Kurnell Primary School
  • St Aloysius Primary School
  • St Francis Primary School
  • Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club

There are 3 funding categories under the ClubGRANTS Scheme:

Category 1 expenditure:

This includes community welfare and social services, community development, community health services and employment assistance activities. For Category 1 applications, you must apply direct through the Sutherland Shire Council.

Applications have now closed for 2015. Applications for 2016 will open March 2nd, 2016 and close April 2nd, 2016.


For more information visit Sutherland Shire Council

Category 2 expenditure:

This includes sport/recreation, returned serviceman’s league/veteran welfare, not-for-profit cultural and performing arts activities, education etc.


2017 Category 2 applications are now open. Please apply in writing to “The Cronulla RSL Board of Directors” and please return to

In-kind funding

For in-kind funding requests, such as:
– to have room hire fees waived for a private event
– the donation of beverage or dinner vouchers for raffles/fundraising etc


Please send a letter to the Donations Committee:
Via Mail: Cronulla RSL Po Box 44, Cronulla NSW 2230 or

Including the following information:
– Name of organisation & physical location
– Name of contact person at the organisation
– How long the organisation has been in operation
– Details of the event/project/services provided to the local community by the organisation & their beneficiaries
– Specific details of your request

Category 3 expenditure:

Category 3 expenditure represents 0.4% of a club’s gaming machine profits over $1 million which is placed in a state-wide pool to support large scale sport, health and community infrastructure.

Understandably there are more donation requests than funds available. All successful applicants will be notified by our Donations Committee at their earliest convenience.