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Community Grants

Blue Mountains City Council's Community Assistance Program 2016 - CLOSED

Blue Mountains City Council distributes funds under the Community Assistance Program. The program recognises the contribution that community organisations make to the quality of life and well being of the local community. The program assists community organisations to provide a diverse range of activities and services to local residents. Council’s contribution to these community organisations builds on and develops their capacity to provide local activities and services.

Donations are made to projects that directly benefit and address the priority needs of local residents.

The next round of the Community Assistance Program will open in March/April 2017, a copy of the 2016 PDF Guidelines can be downloaded at right.

For further information please contact Council's Community & Economic Project Officer, Nicole Manning on 4780 5631 or


Blue Mountains ClubGRANTS 2016 - CLOSED

Clubs that earn over $1 million annually in gaming machine revenue provide funding for community projects and services, and in turn receive dollar-for-dollar gaming tax deductions.

The scheme was introduced in 1998 by the NSW Government and allows clubs to claim a tax deduction of up to 1.85% on gaming machine revenue over $1 million for monies spent on community support.

In the Blue Mountains there are three eligible clubs:
• Glenbrook Panthers Bowling Club
• Springwood Sports Club
• Katoomba RSL

A copy of the ClubGRANTS Application Guide can be accessed here. The Guide sets out the purpose of the ClubGRANTS scheme and provides general information on the various funding categories, who can apply, how to apply, and reporting requirements. The Guide also provides advice to applicants on how to write a strong ClubGRANTS application and best acknowledge club support.

We encourage prospective applicants to read the Guide thoroughly before proceeding with an application.

Category 1 Funding
The 2017 Blue Mountains ClubGRANTS Program will open in March/April 2017.

Projects in the following categories qualify for Category 1 funding:
• Community welfare and social services
• Community development
• Community health services
• Employment assistance activities

A ClubGRANTS Local Committee is convened by Blue Mountains City Council to identify priorities for Category 1 ClubGRANTS funding and make recommendations to local participating clubs. The Committee includes representatives from Blue Mountains City Council (Chair), Katoomba RSL, Glenbrook Panthers Bowling Club, Springwood Sports Club, Mountains Community Resource Network (NCOSS Affiliate) and the Nepean Network Office of Family & Community Services NSW.

The Blue Mountains Local ClubGRANTS Committee operates in line with the ClubGRANTS Guidelines. A copy of these guidelines is available from Clubs NSW.

For further information please contact Nicole Manning, Community Projects Officer on 4780 5631 or  

Category 2 Funding
Applications for Category 2 grants (including sporting, cultural and other activities) are administered directly by the clubs.

Category 3 Funding
Category 3 is a state-wide funding pool that supports the construction of large-scale community infrastructure projects such as hospitals and sporting facilities.