Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliott was on hand today as the NSW Clubs Grants programme provided funding to local community groups in excess of $79,000.
Mr Elliott said the NSW Clubs Grants programme allowed local registered clubs to work hand in hand with charitable organisations to maximise their contribution to the community.
“The efforts of clubs in the Hills Shire in pooling their resources has resulted in a fantastic boost to our charitable organisations,” Mr Elliott said.
Mr Elliott said the community groups to benefit were a covered a wide range of activities and causes.
“Early childhood literacy, lifesaving, mental health and volunteering are among the many areas to receive support from these grants,” Mr Elliott said.
The organisations to benefit from the grants are:
– Australian Communities Foundation: $15,000
– Sydney Home Mission: $1500
– Soroptimist Institute: $5000
– Royal Life Saving: $8638
– Guide Dogs NSW: $7400
– Girl Guides NSW: $1528
– Reading for Life: $3050
– Alzheimers Australia: $3000
– Hills Community Aid: $8000
– St Michaels Family Centre: $5321
– St Johns Ambulance: $4772
– Life Education NSW: $2100
– St Gabriels School: $11,450
– Leukemia Foundation: $1960
– Inala School: $1089
Mr Elliott said the new Clubs Grants scheme better reflected the fact that registered clubs are playing a superior role in supporting local communities.
“Let’s never forget that charity begins at home.” Mr Elliott said.