Canterbury League Club is an active participant in the ClubGRANTS program and has donated millions of dollars to local community groups and charities over the years. In the last year alone, Canterbury has supported over 120 different organisations and groups, and has injected $1.2 million into the local community on top of the Club's sizeable contribution to the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Rugby League Club.

Canterbury has always been a proud supporter of projects that deliver a positive effect and we welcome applications from members of the community.

Please read below to determine if your ClubGRANTS request qualifies for funding under the ClubGrants Guidelines (Gaming Machine Tax Act 2001).

Category 1

Category 1 funding is specifically for local projects and/or services that contribute to the welfare and broader social fabric of the local community and are aimed at improving the living standards of low income and disadvantaged communities.

These projects encompass:

  • Community Welfare & Social Services
  • Community Development
  • Community Health Services
  • Employment Assistance Activities

A ClubGRANTS Local Committee is established each year to identify local priorities and needs for grants and to make recommendations to local clubs. Canterbury City Council coordinates the Scheme in the Canterbury LGA for Category 1 expenditure and the funding round generally opens in March/April each year.

For further information on the ClubGRANTS scheme please visit the Canterbury City Council website

To read the official ClubGrants Guidelines (Gaming Machine Tax Act 2001) please click here

Please note as per ClubGRANTS Guidelines (2.3.4) regarding Expenditure Outside of New South Wales, expenditure on community development and support outside NSW is only recognised if it is made to locally based activities that are of a genuine cross-border nature or to nationally operating organisations with a presence in NSW or expenditure in accordance with 2.3.6 of the Guidelines.

Category 2

Category 2 funding is generally for projects not listed or eligible for Category 1 funding such as:

  • School projects, fetes and festivals
  • Sport and recreational clubs
  • Cultural activities - Visual/Performing Arts
  • Charity fundraising
  • Medical research
  • In-kind services such as complimentary room hire, fundraising items such as signed jerseys, and C-Life training facilities for elite athletes

Applications for Category 2 funding can be made directly to Canterbury League Club, however they must still fulfill all ClubGRANTS requirements as stated in ClubGRANTS Guidelines (Gaming Machine Tax Act 2001). To read the full guidelines please click here

Please note that due to the large volume of requests which we receive it is not possible to support every request. Canterbury also has a very limited pool of funding for Category 2 projects due to our commitment to the sport of rugby league, junior rugby league and Bulldogs Rugby League Club.

Requests must be made in writing to the Board of Directors at least 8 weeks prior to any required funding deadline in order to ensure that your request can be considered in time.

Requests should include:

  • Full details on the project or event
  • How Canterbury can assist
  • How the partnership will benefit Canterbury League Club and our members

Requests should be addressed to:

The ClubGRANTS Committee

c/- Greg Bygraves

Canterbury League Club

26 Bridge Rd, Belmore NSW 2192

info@canterbury.com.au

Please note as per ClubGRANTS Guidelines (2.3.4) regarding Expenditure Outside of New South Wales, expenditure on community development and support outside NSW is only recognised if it is made to locally based activities that are of a genuine cross-border nature or to nationally operating organisations with a presence in NSW or expenditure in accordance with 2.3.6 of the Guidelines.

Further Information on the ClubGRANTS Scheme

If you would like further information on the ClubGRANTS Scheme, please visit the ClubsNSW website:
http://www.clubsnsw.com.au/clubgrants.aspx