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Club Grants Application

The Illawarra District Rugby League Football Club ("Steelers") is committed to partnering with community groups and charities from the Wollongong LGA to provide financial support for their project and/or service that qualifies for the Category 1 Club Grant program, which operates under the ClubGRANTS Guidelines approved by the minister.

Applications are to be submitted online via our website, and the project/service must be located in the Wollongong LGA.

Applications will be assessed by a Select Committee.

This funding is for projects and/or services that include:-

  • Community welfare and social services;

  • Community development;

  • Employment assistance activities;

  • Community health services;

  • Projects aimed at improving the living standards of low income and disadvantaged people.

Eligible project examples may include:-

Community Welfare and Social Services

  • Family support

  • Supported emergency or low-cost accommodation

  • Counselling services

  • Childcare and child protection

  • Aged, disability or youth services

  • Veteran welfare services

  • Services to victims of natural or other disasters

  • Volunteer emergency services, such as surf life-saving and rural fire services

Community Development

  • Neighbourhood centre activities

  • Community education programs

  • Youth drop-in facilities

  • Community transport services

  • Tenants' services

  • State-wide or regional services developing social policies and providing advocacy for local community services.

Community Health Services

  • Early childhood health

  • Child and family services

  • Community nursing

  • Therapy, including art therapy

  • Community mental health services

  • Health promotion initiatives

  • Drug and alcohol services

  • Palliative care/women's health/dental/disability services

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services

  • Home and community care services

Emp[oyment Assistance Activities

  • Employment placement services

  • Group training

  • Employment advocacy

  • Community enterprises

  • Local job creation schemes

Applications open Saturday, 29th July, 2023.

Applications close COB Friday, 18th August, 2023.

Final funding decisions will be made by 25th August, 2023.

Successful applicants will be notified by 28th August, 2023.

Successful applicants are required to submit a closing report upon completion (if required)

For more information on Steelers Club Grants, please email

Category 1 Club Grants Funding Application

*If your organisation does not have an ABN, Attach evidence of being not-for-profit.

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Please attach any further information which may assist the club in making an assessment of the success of your program, project or service. Documents may be quotes, letters of support for your project or your organisation's annual report.

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Reporting Back:-

If you are successful in receiving funding, you will be required to report back to the club.
Reporting requirements are as follows:

  • Up to $500 Cash

    • Provide the club with a receipt only

  • Up to $500 In-Kind*

    • Provide the club with a letter of acknowledgement

  • $500 - $7,500 Cash or In-Kind*

    • Complete a written report

  • $7,500 - $10,000

    • Complete a written report and Statutory Declaration

  • Over $10,000

    • Complete a written report, and a Statutory Declaration, a formal agreement


Should the funding application be successful, the Applicant confirms:-

  • Details provided in the Club Grant Funding Application are true and accurate

  • Utilise funding as per the description

  • Abides by the Reporting Back conditions noted

  • Declares they are authorised by the applicant organisation to submit the application and agree to the terms and conditions

Although care is taken to ensure that the information regarding the Club Grant Funding Application process is correct any given stage, Steelers Club cannot guarantee and assumes no legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, currency or completeness of the information provided.



Information within this application is required to assess the application for funding and communicate with the Applicant regarding the application. The Applicant acknowledges and consents to the above, while noting that Steelers will not publicly disclose any personal information, such as contact details, except as directed by court order or by persons or entities who may have a legal entitlement to such information.

  • The Applicant Acknowledges and accepts the funding conditions, privacy information and data use as described above.

Thanks for submitting!

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