$170,000 in community funding – August 2023
Riverstone Schofields Memorial Club has proudly committed $170,000 to local community groups, charities, and sporting clubs…
- Northwest Community Services
- Alices Support Services
- Northwest Disability Services
- Northcott Society
- Mama Lana Community Foundation
- Royal Flying Doctors
- R U OK
- Schofields Primary School
- Schofields Baseball club
- Riverstone Little Athletics
- Riverstone Junior Rugby League
- Riverstone Netball club
- Riverstone Cricket club
- Riverstone Dolphins Swimming club
- Riverstone Soccer club
- Schofields Cricket club
- Schofields Junior Rugby league club
Riverstone Schofields Memorial Club – A Club for the Community
“A huge, huge Thank you.”
Jo Borg, Social Secretary of the Hamrun Club
Riverstone Schofields Memorial Club takes great pride in being able to continue its ongoing support of the Riverstone and Schofields Community.
We are proud to say that in August of 2022, as part of the Registered Clubs ‘ClubGRANTs’ program, RSM Club has donated $125,000 to the local community, which will go to support initiatives for local children’s education and wellbeing, such the ‘Bounce’ breakfast program, local sporting groups, the Riverstone Neighbourhood Centre who provide tremendous programs for community members, and many more local charities and organisations.
“We are grateful to have such a loyal and supportive membership base. We are so pleased to be able to make these contributions and support local people”, stated Riverstone Schofields Memorial Club Operations Manager Mark Whitby.
Having been through a tumultuous few years with Covid leading to the shutdown of hospitality venues in 2020 and again in 2021, the Club is fortunate to be in a position to be able to give back. “Like everyone in the industry, we struggled during lockdown. It was heartbreaking to have to close our doors not just once but twice,” said Mr Whitby. “We are very fortunate that our members returned to us and started to frequent our facilities again, fortunately, our numbers are starting to return to normal.”
Smaller community clubs have not been as fortunate and have struggled to stay afloat. In the spirit of assisting these smaller venues, RSM Club also donated 160 of dining chairs from the old Bowling Club site to the Hamrun Club, a local Maltese Club located in Marsden Park.
“We are a very small club with a tight-nit community. We only have $64,ooo in the bank in total! We asked the Club for a donation to buy some new chairs and instead they donated their entire fleet of unused dining chairs to us. It actually works out to saving us over $20,000 of what we would have had to spend,” stated Jo Borg, Social Secretary of the Hamrun Club. “You don’t know what this means to a small club like ours, all I can say is a huge, huge, thank you.”
The Hamrun club is open on Sundays from 5pm for members social events, drinks, meals and entertainment.
Mr Whitby stated, “It’s so pleasing to see that our donations have practical and positive impacts for local programs and organisations. We look forward to increasing the Club’s community presence and continuing to provide local support.”
Registered clubs make a real difference to the community. The ClubGRANTS scheme is a state-wide initiative
that recognises clubs’ significant financial support for projects and services that contribute to the well-being of their communities.
A copy of the guidelines can be found here. Please carefully read the ClubGRANTS Guidelines to
determine whether your project is eligble for funding and to take note of the reporting obligations for funding recipients.
How to Apply
Community groups are able to apply through their Local Council Committees for Category 1 funding.
Information on how to apply and deadline dates can vary depending on your Local Committee.
To find details of the Blacktown committee please click here.
Please note: Category 1 ClubGRANTS funding rounds open early in the new year.
Category 1 funding is available for specific local community priorities such as community welfare and social services, Community development, community health services and employment assistance activities.
ClubsNSW does not directly provide ClubGRANTS funding. Our role in the scheme is at a policy and co-ordination level, funding is provided by our member clubs. Applications sent to ClubsNSW will be returned.
If you have any enquiries after accessing the ClubGRANTS Guidelines and the Local Committee Index, please contact Riverstone Schofields Memorial Club
or Blacktown committee.