Community

This year, the Club continues to support the local community organisations by way of the Club Grants Scheme. Major contributions to the community this year of $155,730 were distributed to various local charity organisations within the local Penrith area.

NMA Our funding will support Nepean Multicultural Access (NMA) to deliver a workshop program, run by specialist facilitators, for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in Penrith to address the social isolation caused by COVID-19.

Westcare Since 1977, Westcare has been committed to the relief of poverty, suffering, distress and helplessness of people in the Penrith community. Our funding will cover the cost of an educational engagement program, where a specialist will conduct training for members of Penrith Men’s Walk & Talk, equipping them with the tools to more adequately respond t0 mentally unwell, occasionally suicidal, Penrith residents in their time of greatest need.

DV West provides Domestic & Family Violence (DFV) specialist services and support to women and children from mainstream, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and aboriginal and torres strait islander (ATSI) backgrounds to escape domestic, family violence and homelessness. Our funding will support upgrades in crisis accommodation to increase comfort at the Nepean & Wirrawee Gunya services, including disability inclusive upgrades to ensure women with a disability can be safely
accommodated.

The Haven-Nepean Women’s Shelter is a community funded shelter providing crisis accommodation for women and children escaping domestic violence in the Nepean area. Our funding will cover the cost of a dedicated case worker to advocate and liaise on the victim’s behalf to secure long-term housing, financial assistance, legal support, medical help, employment assistance and much more.

Vietnam Veterans Association St Marys Outpost Sub-Branch provides a drop-in centre and computer training for Veterans and members within the community, improving mental health and wellbeing. Our funding will cover the cost of Welfare Officers and Compensation Advocates who provide support to Veterans & War Widows in the Greater Western Sydney area.

The Northcott Society focus on building independence and social inclusion for young adults through programs such as Cook4Life that develop confidence, wellbeing and essential life skills for life-long independence, socialisation, vocation, and community participation. Our funding will support upgrading kitchen, cooking equipment and kits, which include specialised equipment to support the needs of people with disability in Penrith.

Camp Quality Our funding will support the Primary School Education Program (PSEP) designed to ensure teachers, students and parents are better equipped for a child’s return to school after their own cancer treatment or following the diagnosis of a family member. It also empowers teachers and children by providing educational materials to demystify the common misconceptions children have about cancer and delivers age-appropriate information via an engaging live and interactive show.

St Clair and District Men’s Shed Inc. Our Funding will cover the upgrade or replacement of equipment needed to support a mentoring program where young, troubled men are taken into the shed to learn some hands-on skills in areas that the shed can provide experienced men to tutor.

The Club Grants Scheme process is facilitated by local Council ensuring that Clubs are made aware of, and make funds available to, local organisations that benefit the local community based on what programs that community requires.

In addition to Club Grants we also continue to support other local organisations such as schools, fundraising committees etc, by way of additional donations that fall outside of the Club Grants Scheme.