Groups benefit from ClubGRANTS scheme

From left, Hawkesbury Mayor Mary Lyons-Buckett with Cheryl Johnstone (Youth off The Streets) and Nicole Davey (Windsor RSL).
From left, Hawkesbury Mayor Mary Lyons-Buckett with Cheryl Johnstone (Youth off The Streets) and Nicole Davey (Windsor RSL).

Ten non-profit organisations and community groups have shared more than $67,000 worth of precious funding from the ClubGRANTS scheme.

From left, Hawkesbury Mayor Mary Lyons-Buckett with Liz Rowan (Bridges Disability Services) and Joanne Price (Panthers North Richmond).

From left, Hawkesbury Mayor Mary Lyons-Buckett with Liz Rowan (Bridges Disability Services) and Joanne Price (Panthers North Richmond).

The funds come from Richmond Club, Windsor RSL and Panthers North Richmond.

Groups to benefit were: Hawkesbury Community Arts Workshop, Golden Valley Children’s Learning Centre, Bridges Disability Services Inc, Youth Off The Streets, McGraths Hill Children’s Centre, Hobartville Long Day Care Centre, Windsor High School, Hawkesbury Community Kitchen, The Living Room and Learning Links.

From left, Hawkesbury Mary Lyons-Buckett with Linda Dries (The Living Room) and Jeff Luscombe (Richmond Club).

From left, Hawkesbury Mary Lyons-Buckett with Linda Dries (The Living Room) and Jeff Luscombe (Richmond Club).

Hawkesbury Mayor Mary Lyons-Buckett was called on to hand over the funds during a presentation morning at council.

Projects funded include providing food to the homeless, reading kits for a child care centre, a puppy pre-school program for guide dogs, and medical equipment for St Johns Ambulance.

Club representatives joined with community groups and other fund beneficiaries last week..

Club representatives joined with community groups and other fund beneficiaries last week..

The ClubGRANTS scheme replaces the Community Development Support Expenditure Scheme, which was introduced in 1998.

The scheme was developed to advise registered clubs on priority needs in distributing a percentage of gaming machines profits to local organisations.

From left, Hawkesbury Mayor Mary Lyons-Buckett with Kerrie Corr (Windsor High School) and Nicole Davey (Windsor RSL).

From left, Hawkesbury Mayor Mary Lyons-Buckett with Kerrie Corr (Windsor High School) and Nicole Davey (Windsor RSL).

Since the scheme’s introduction, close to $1 billion has been distributed, supporting a range of schools, charities, sporting groups, agencies working with the disadvantaged and health services.