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Other Grant Opportunities


2020 ClubGRANTS have now closed.

ClubGRANTS is a community development funding program sponsored by local clubs and administered by Council. This scheme enables registered clubs with an annual gaming machine revenue exceeding $1 million to apply 1.85% of their gaming machine revenue to specific community development and support projects.

Participating clubs in the Ryde area are:

  • Gladesville RSL and Community Club
  • North Ryde RSL Community Club
  • Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club
  • Ryde Ex-Services Club.

Each year a ClubGRANTS local committee is established to identify local priorities and needs for Category 1, and to make recommendations to local clubs. 

Council will be coordinating this Scheme in the Ryde Local Government Area for expenditure defined as 'Category 1' covering the areas of:

  • Community Welfare and Social Services
  • Community Development
  • Community Health Services
  • Employment Assistance activities

Applications for other forms of assistance (Category 2 grants) will be dealt with directly by local clubs.


The ClubGRANTS Scheme provides one-off, non-recurrent funding to non government organisations and community groups for projects and programs which address demonstrated welfare needs of the local community.

To encourage and support the development of local community organisations, services and strategies which aim to meet the identified needs of the citizens of Ryde and the local area.

Assistance available to applicants:

Recipients of the 2020 ClubGRANTS

For further queries regarding the ClubGRANTS please contact one of the local participating clubs.

  1. North Ryde RSL Club:
    • Riding for the Disabled Ryde Centre
    • Vision Australia
    • Sydney Community Services
    • North Ryde Community Aid and Information Centre
    • Jobsupport
    • Sir Roden and Lady Cutler Foundation Inc.
    • The Shepherd Centre for Deaf Children
    • Ryde Hunters Hill Life Education
    • Reach Community Initiatives
    • TAD
    • The Royal Life Saving Society NSW
    • DANNII Foundation
  2. Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club
    • Riding for the Disabled Ryde Centre
    • Ryde Area Supported Accommodation for Intellectually Disabled
    • Vision Australia
    • Youth Off the Streets
    • Jobsupport
    • Sir Roden and Lady Cutler Foundation Inc.
    • Delta Society Australia Ltd.
    • Little Wings Ltd.
    • The Shepherd Centre for Deaf Children
    • CareFlight Ltd.
    • Christian Community Aid
    • Neighbourhood Watch Ryde District
    • Starlight Children’s Foundation
  3. Gladesville RSL Club
    • Sydney Community Services
    • Gladesville Ryde and Hunters Hill Branch of Combined Pensioners and Superannuants Association
    • Giant Steps Australia
  4. Club Ryde
    • Stryder Inc.
    • Reach Community Initiatives
    • Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation Ltd.
    • Learning Links
    • Shepherd Centre for Deaf Children
    • St John Ambulance 


The postponed round of Club Grants for 2020 closed on Monday 10 August. Due to the impact of COVID-19 this was a limited round.

Please read the ClubGRANTS Funding Guidelines.

Please note if you have previously been a successful applicant for Community Grants Program funding, please ensure you enclose an Standard Funding Agreement form with your application.

Should you have any questions about applying online, guidelines or the deadline, please contact Council on 9952 8222 or email and quote your application number. 


  • March: Applications open. 
  • May: Grant round closed at the end of the month.
  • June: Applications are assessed by the participating Clubs against the Program objectives.
  • July: Applications assessed as suitable for funding are finalised.
  • August: Successful applicants are advised by the relevant Club(s) and invited to attend a Grants Presentation Ceremony, to be determined by the individual Club.
    Cheques distributed.

More Information

See the ClubGRANTS section on the Clubs NSW website or call Council's Customer Service Centre on 9952 8222.

ClubGRANTS Scheme is an initiative of: Gladesville RSL Club Ltd, North Ryde RSL Community Club, Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, Ryde Ex-Services Memorial and Community Club, ClubsNSW. Administered by City of Ryde.

Other Grants

Each year across Australia, millions of dollars are awarded in grant funding by various government agencies, philanthropic trusts, organisations and businesses. The list below provides you with ideas of where you can commence your search. This is not a comprehensive list and there are a number of other agencies that could be considered when applying for grants.

Organisation Description
Grant Connect

Grant Connect provides centralised publication of forecast and current Australian Government grant opportunities.

Grant Finder

Provides information on Australian Government grants for business.

Service NSW

Lists some of the grants provided by the NSW Government.

Office of Sport

Provides information on NSW government sporting grants.

Our Community – Funding Centre

The Our Community Funding Centre provides information, training and a listing of grant options for the not-for-profit and community sector.

Pro-Bono Australia

Information and listing of grant funding opportunities for socially- minded organisations across Australia.

Strategic Grants

Provides a comprehensive listing of available grants for not-for-profit community organisations.

Philanthropy Australia

A peak body for philanthropy in Australia. They provide information about available grants and support for fundraising.

Grant Guru

Grant Guru collates grant opportunities available and can provide your organisation with information regarding relevant grants.

  • When searching for grants it is useful to establish a grant calendar. Many grants are annual so you can plan your schedule to address the grants as they are available.
  • Have your key information ready to go. In the first instance it is useful to think about the type of project your organisation would like to carry out. It is also helpful to have documentation eg. up to date insurance details, so that you can easily include these when applying for grants.

Last updated on 1 October 2020