MORE than 80 organisations and community groups operating in the former Bankstown Council area will receive a share of almost $1.8 million under this year's annual ClubGrants program.
The Bankstown Sports Club hosted this year's ClubGrants event, recognising the many local community organisations, sporting groups, schools and charities that make a huge contribution to the lives of others in the community.
Clubs including Revesby Workers', Bankstown Sports, Bankstown RSL, Club Mount Lewis, Chester Hill RSL, Panania Diggers, Club Condell Park, and Padstow RSL helped to fund a total of $1,797,808.30 in grants.
ClubGrants 2017 chairperson Dennis Hayward, who is a director of Revesby Workers Club, said the grants support a wide variety of groups representing many nationalities.
"These groups keep members of the community both young and old involved and active, and all the projects are very worthwhile," he said.
"It's money well spent as far as I'm concerned. They do amazing work in the community and they truly deserve our support.
"We look after small groups such as the Bankstown Stroke Group as well groups such as the Bankstown City Aged Care.
"All the clubs are great and we talk every project through to get the best outcome."
A further 56 grants were also awarded to groups by clubs within the former Canterbury local government area.
Successful grant applicants:
The Heart Research Institute Ltd
Asian Women at Work Inc
Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation Limited
Bankstown Canterbury Community Transport
Bankstown City Aged Care Limited
Bankstown City Choir Inc
Bankstown Community Resource Group Inc
Bankstown Dementia Carers' Group Inc
Bankstown Koori Elders Group inc
Bankstown Stoke Recovery Club
Bankstown Youth Development Service
Bonnie Support Services Ltd
BowelCare Australia a Division of Cancercare Australia Limited
Broderick Gillawarna School
Cancer Patients Foundation
Caroline Chisholm Special School
CatholicCare Sydney Ltd as Trustee for the CatholicCare Sydney Trust (auspice to Canterbury Bankstown Domestic Violence Liaison Committee)
Chester Hill Neighbourhood Centre Inc
Chinese Parents Association -Children with Disabilities Inc
Coolaburoo Neighbourhood Centre Inc
Delta Society Australia
Disability Services Australia Limited
Dress for Success Sydney Inc
East Hills and District Mens Shed
East Hills Public School P&C Association
Foster Care Angels Incorporated
George Bass School P&C Association Incorporated
Hospital Art Australia Incorporated
Inner West Neighbour Aid
Koorana Child & Family Services Inc
Little Wings Limited
Metro Assist Limited
One Door Mental Health (formerly Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW Inc)
Padstow Community Care
Panania Free Rangers Inc
Parkinsons NSW Inc - Bankstown Support Group
Rainbow Club Australia
Recreation Sports and Aquatics Club Inc
Road Safety Education Limited
SHINE For Kids Co-Operative Limited
Somali Welfare and Cultural Centre Inc
South Western Sydney Local Health District
St Francis Social Services
St John Ambulance Australia (NSW)
Sydney Catholic Schools
The Leukaemia Foundation of Australia Limited
The Salvation Army NSW
The Shepherd Centre
War Widows Guild of Australia
Wesley Community Services Limited
Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University