The Cessnock LGA ClubGRANTS (Category 1) provides funding for local social services and community projects, with the aim of addressing social need and disadvantage.  

Types of eligible projects and services include community welfare and social services, community development, community health services and employment assistance activities.

ClubGRANTS funding is made available by local clubs who earn over $1 million annually in gaming machine revenue.

The current members of the Cessnock ClubGRANTS local committee are:

Apply for 2021 ClubGRANTS

The 2021 funding round of ClubGRANTS is now open and will close 4pm, 4 June 2021. 

To apply for ClubGRANTS, applicants need to register and log in through the ClubGRANTS online submission portal. Applications will only be accepted via the submission portal. Late applications will not be accepted. 


Successful applicants are required to submit an acquittal report to the funding club by filling out a Standard Funding Report Form. This can be found on the ClubGRANTS FAQ page. The completed form must be sent to the club who funded the project. 

Need more information? 

If you require more information, please visit the Cessnock Local Committee page of ClubGRANTS website or contact Council's Customer Relations Team on 4993 4100.

2020 ClubGRANTS recipients

The Cessnock LGA ClubGRANTS Committee received 31 applications requesting a total of $420,050.

17 organisations were funded, 10 fully funded, with amounts between $1,300 and $9,600.

The total amount allocated to the community through ClubGRANTS Category 1 funding was $73,493.

2020 ClubGRANTS recipient list

  • Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) - Interactive Classroom Equipment for Students with Autism at Aspect Hunter School Satellite Classes in Abermain
  • Carries Place Inc. Domestic Violence and Homelessness Services- Assertive Outreach for Rough Sleepers
  • Cessnock Public School- Breakfast Club
  • Family Focus - Reclaiming My Place Community Arts Initiative
  • Greta Community Preschool: Speech Program
  • Hunter Hands of Hope: Assisting the homeless and under privileged
  • Kurri Kurri and District Preschool Kindergarten Inc: Paediatric Defibrillator
  • Kurri Kurri High School: Kurri Kurri High School Study Centre
  • Men Of League Foundation: Men of League Foundation Wellbeing Program
  • OzHarvest: Cessnock Food Rescue
  • Royal Life Saving Society: Learn to Swim For Kids Who Miss Out
  • Sunnyfield: Creative Minds
  • Teal Wings of Hope: Teal the Beat
  • The Shepherd Centre - For Deaf Children: Talk Together Connection - an education and support program for parents of children with hearing loss in Cessnock
  • The Top Blokes Foundation- Junior Top Blokes Mentoring Programs at Maitland High School and Mt View High School
  • Vision Australia - Vision Australia’s Low Vision Clinic – serving the residents of the City of Cessnock
  • Youth Off The Streets: Cessnock Outreach – Early Intervention for Vulnerable Youth