St Marys Band Club has a long-standing tradition and reputation of providing support to our local community. 2017/2018 has seen us making major contributions via the ClubGRANTS Scheme, including $126,485 in donations distributed to various local charity organisations within the local Penrith area. Some of these are listed below:
- St Marys Combined Pensioners
- Little Wings
- Westcare Community Services
- Luke Priddis Foundation
- Penrith Christian School
- Penrith City Council
- Youth Off The Streets
- St Marys Area Community Development Project
- Nepean Migrant Association
- Foster Care Angels
- Paying It Forward Homeless Service Summer
- Paying it Forward Homeless Service Winter
- Breast Cancer
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 2018 we were also proud to support the “Pink Up Your Town” Initiative along with a number of 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.