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Registered clubs make a real difference to the community. Last year, New South Wales clubs gave over $76 million to community groups, charities and sports organisations through the ClubGRANTS scheme – as part of clubs’ $1.2 billion contribution to the NSW community.

Local Organisations such as Twin Towns Friends, PCYC and KIDS in NEED just to name a few benefit greatly from donations of cash and in-kind support by the local clubs on the Tweed, many of these organisations would not survive without the hard work of their dedicated volunteers and the support given by the Clubs.

As well as cash and in-kind donations to the larger groups, THBC has donated over 2,000 kilos of sausages to local sporting clubs, kindergartens and community support groups to conduct charity BBQs with organisers raising much needed funds from these events.

To find out more about the Club Grants Scheme and to see if your organisation may be eligible for support in the next funding round contact Tweed Shire Council or log on to

Founded in 1990, Look Good Feel Better is a free community service program that helps Australians with ‘the appearance related side effect of chemotherapy and radiotherapy’. Once a month THBC supports  Feel Good Feel Better group by providing a venue and delicious morning tea for them to conduct their workshop. These amazing ladies are here to teach participants skincare techniques, make up tips and advice on headwear.
Each participant receives a Confident Kit which includes skincare and makeup products. This workshop is designed to boost people’s self-esteem and confidence while undergoing treatment. Look Good Feel Better is more than that, it also gives people the opportunity to meet other people in a similar situation. It is free for anyone undergoing treatment for any sort of cancer and available at over 180 venues across Australia. To find a session near you simply visit

Fred’s Place Community Sleep out

Gerard Robinson, Kirk Vidler, Yvette Chambers, Pam, Gay and Emilie Gachassin took part in Fred’s sleep out on Thursday 28th July. The Fred’s Place Community Spleepout was taking place at the Twin Towns Masonic Centre; THBC team had a glimpse of what it was to experience homelessness by sleeping rough for one night. They slept outside with just a sleeping bag and some cardboards to protect from the elements. Around 70 attendees from the local community gathered to support the event.

‘Fred’s Place is an intervention and prevention support service that assists people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness in the Tweed region. It was established by the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW Lismore Central Council in 2013’. Our General Manager Gerard Robinson was one of the Event Ambassador for the 2016 Fred’s place community sleep out. We are happy to announce that the 2016 Fred’s Place Community Sleep out fundraiser, doubled its initial fundraising target of $20,000 and raised $40,000. If you wish to know more about Fred’s Place visit

Tweed Heads Ambulance – MagLite’s

“The Tweed Heads Ladies Bowls Club have donated to three charities each year.  Our fixed Charities are the Ladies Auxiliary at the Tweed Heads Hospital, and the Tweed Heads Ambulance Department with the third charity being one of the “President’s choice”. Tweed Ambulance have been recipients for a number of years. Tony Stanford has been our contact with the Ambulance Service for some time. On consultation with his staff they choose the equipment necessary to enhance and improve their excellent community service, and we provide them with the financial support to enable them to do this. This mutual agreement path has been  extremely successful for many years. It has always been the wishes of the Lady Bowlers to support local community services and the monies raised over the years has been a testament to this.”

Lorraine Robins, Secretary THLBC

About Club GRANTS

Registered clubs make a real difference to the community. Last year, New South Wales clubs gave over $76 million to community groups, charities and sports organisations through the ClubGRANTS scheme – as part of clubs’ $1.2 billion contribution to the NSW community.

Organisations such as Surf Life Saving, Men of League Foundation, Ted Noffs, Hunter BreastCare, Southern Care, Vision Australia, SES and Legacy are just a few of the organisations that benefit from the support provided by clubs through the ClubGRANTS scheme.

How to Apply

There are 3 ClubGRANTS categories, and community groups are able to apply through their Local Council Committees for funds available in categories 1 and 2. Information on how to apply and deadline dates can vary depending on your Local Committee. To find details of your local committee please click here.

Category 1 funding is available for specific local community priorities such as community welfare and social services, community development, community health services and employment assistance activities.

Category 2 funding is focused on core club activities and traditional areas of club expenditure, such as support for sport and recreation groups. A letter from your organisation outlining who you are and what is required may be enough to satisfy this category however it is essential that you read the 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.


If you have any enquiries after accessing the Club GRANTS Guidelines and the Local Committee Index, please contact the THBC or the local committee. Alternatively, you can contact the ClubsNSW Member Enquiries Centre on Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm on:

P: 1300 730 001