Georges River clubs show support for community groups in need

03/08/2018

A total of 63 local projects in Georges River were recognised at the 2018 ClubGRANTS awards ceremony at Club Central, Hurstville on Thursday 2 August.

Ten registered clubs in the Georges River area contributed over $730,000 in grants through the program, delivering much needed financial support to community groups, local schools, charities and social and sporting clubs.

The awards program, convened by Georges River Council with input from the NSW Council of Social Services and the Department of Family and Community Services, is part of a state-wide initiative aimed at supporting projects and services that contribute to the well-being of local communities.

In 2018, ClubGRANTS funding has been awarded to services that provide support for babies, children and young people across a range of areas including specialised learning, homelessness, foster care, healthy eating, water safety and wish-granting for seriously ill children.

Programs targeting social isolation in the young, elderly and people from non-English speaking backgrounds have also been funded, as well as several programs seeking to raise awareness about domestic violence and to assist victims of sexual assault.

Further grants have been provided for programs targeting a range of health issues including mental health, breast cancer, vision impairment, dementia, physical and mental disabilities, leukaemia, drug and alcohol issues and autism.

The ten clubs involved in the program were Club Central Hurstville, Club Rivers, St George Masonic Club, Penshurst RSL, Mortdale RSL, Riverwood Sporting & Recreation Club, South Hurstville RSL, Hurstville RSL, St George Leagues Club and St George Motorboat Club.

Visit for a full list of recipients and more information or call 9330 6400.