Local community groups have today shared more than $835,000 as part of this year’s Bankstown Club Grants Program.
Club Grants is a state-wide initiative which has been operating in Bankstown for eight years.
It’s aimed at providing significant financial support for projects and services that contribute to the well-being of local communities.
The funding is provided by licenced clubs which earn more than $1 million annually in gaming machine revenue and are looking to assist community projects and services.
Mayor Khal Asfour said 137 applications were received with funding requests totalling $2.2 million.
“Following a rigorous assessment process, 70 community projects have been successful in obtaining funding,” Mayor Asfour said.
Representatives of the successful applicants were today presented with their cheques at a special event at Revesby Workers Club today.
Mayor Asfour said the Clubs Grants were awarded just a day after Council distributed more than $419,000 to 94 projects and events as part of its Community Grants Program.
“In just one week, Council and the clubs have provided more than $1.2 million to around 160 projects and events in total,” Mayor Asfour said.
“That represents a great collaboration and community spirit.
“It’s another fine example of how Bankstown is leading the way.”