Community

St Marys Band Club has a long-standing tradition and reputation of providing support to our local community. 2018/2019 saw us make major contributions via the ClubGRANTS Scheme, amounting to $90,740 in donations distributed to various local charity organisations within the local Penrith area. These include:

  • Foster Care Angels – Subsidising holiday cabins for carers and families
  • Breakthru – Level Up! Kids campaign
  • Luke Priddis Foundation
  • Penrith Christian School – Girls Rising Event
  • Homeless Services – Paying It Forward
  • Adele House – Community Assistance Program
  • Platform Youth Services – Living Skills Program
  • Westcare Community Services – Nepean “Super Schoolz” Program
  • Community Junction – Share Care Play Program
  • Community Restorative Centre
  • STARTTS – Comics for Causes Program
  • The Haven Nepean Women’s Shelter
  • Little Wings
  • St Clair & District Men’s Shed

 

The structure of the community donations is filtered through the Community ClubGRANTS Scheme. This process is facilitated by the local Council ensuring that Clubs are aware of, and make funds available, to the local communities in need. In addition to ClubGRANTS we continue to support local organisations, schools, and fundraising committees with further donations.

In 2019 we were also proud to support the “Pink Up Penrith” Initiative along with other businesses in the St Marys and greater Penrith areas. The Club took part in a number of initiatives throughout the month of October in support of Breast Cancer Research.