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St Marys Rugby League Club has an established and proud reputation of supporting a wide range of charitable, community and sporting organisations, significantly enhancing the social well-being of our local community because SAINTS CARES.

The beneficiaries of this funding range from local schools, high needs charities, social welfare organisations, sporting and social clubs, all of whom have delivered substantial, positive outcomes for our local community.

To view a list of all the 2019/20 SMRLC donations, click here.

To view a list of all the most recent SMRLC donations, click here.

CLUB GRANTS – HOW TO APPLY

We encourage local organisations to submit applications through the local council process (based on your geographical area of service):

BLACKTOWN LOCAL COUNCIL: Linda Guiance
Volunteer Program Coordinator
9839 6244
Linda.Guiance@blacktown.nsw.gov.au
PO Box 63 Blacktown NSW 2148

PENRITH LOCAL COUNCIL: Marcela Hart
Community Capacity Lead
E Marcela.Hart@penrith.city
T +612 4732 8564 | F | M 0448751612
PO Box 60, PENRITH NSW 2751

GUIDELINES

A copy of the guidelines can be found here. Please carefully read the ClubGRANTS Guidelines to determine whether your project is eligible for funding and to take note of the reporting obligations for funding recipients.

ENQUIRIES

If you have any enquiries after accessing the Club GRANTS Guidelines and the Local Committee Index, please contact Renee Bovill

Alternatively, you can contact the ClubsNSW Member Enquiries Centre from Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm on 1300 730 001.

Email: enquiries@clubsnsw.com.au

How We Care

 

The financial support that Saints provides is considered vital to many community organisations, just to name a few, in the last year Saints has helped:

The Haven Women’s Shelter is a community funded shelter providing crisis accommodation for women and children escaping domestic violence in the Nepean area and one such organisation that without the support of Saints would struggle to provide this critical service.

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.

Penrith Community Kitchen provides over 18,000 lunches each year for struggling and disadvantaged people within our community. In the current environment this is expected to increase significantly as clients, “anyone in need of support” experience more hardships and the pressures of the COVID crisis increase.

The support from Saints will go directly towards providing a free cooked lunchtime meal to those in need.

Mama Lana’s Kitchen since 2016 the mission statement of Mama Lana’s Kitchen has been to provide an environment whereby disadvantaged or homeless children and families in the community can have a sit-down warm meal at night. As a result of COVID restrictions Mama Lana’s are now required to provide take-away meals to those in need.

Our donation will go directly towards the purchase of take-away containers, additional safe food preparation measures (incorporating social distancing) and sanitisation of the processes and premises.

The Salvation Army – Youthlink Reconnect Program

The centre for this program located in Queen St, St Marys provides crisis and on-going welfare assistance, including clothing, transport, phone credit, food and other practical support for young people 12-18 years old who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

The COVID-19 crisis is driving changes in welfare services at a pace, our financial support will assist in providing a case worker to help make a difference to these at-risk young people.

Your Community Needs (YCN) St Marys

YCN provides free or low-cost groceries to the homeless, disabled and disadvantages families in the community. Pre-COVID this small outlet helped around 800 people each week, amid this crisis, the number of people visiting the store is now between 900-1500 each week. Rita is the founder of this store and works 6 days a week living by the mantra that no-one will go hungry on her watch.

The funding provided by Saints will go directly towards purchasing food, the lease on their freezer and the increasing electricity costs.

Our way of life as we know it, has changed. However, regardless of the challenges the Club faces we will continue to build the foundations for genuine partnerships with those in need in our local community, simply because
SAINTS CARES.

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