Groups share in windfall

Some of the recipients of this year’s ClubGrants Scheme at Petersham RSL.

Story appeared in: Inner West Times | October 11th, 2017

AT a presentation evening hosted by Petersham RSL, representatives from 29 not-for-profit organisations, schools and community groups received their share of more than $120,000 under the 2017 ClubGrants Scheme.
Administered by the Inner West Council, the scheme lets licensed clubs with gaming machine profits of over $1 million, apply for 1.85 per cent tax rebate which can then be used to provide grants to not-for-profit community organisations.
The smallest grant of $1,000 went to Team Sydney Incorporated which supports inclusion and diversity in sport, while The Shepherd Centre which supports deaf and hearing impaired children, received the largest grant of $10,000.
The not-for-profit children's charity Little Wings received a grant of $3,000 and CEO Richelle Koller says it will provide two flights to families from regional NSW with children in need of medical treatment at either the Randwick or Westmead Children's Hospitals.
"Little Wings provides free ongoing flight and ground transport to children who suffer from serious and chronic illnesses which require regular medical treatment in the city," she said.
"These flights can save families from having to make a six to eight hour car ride each way to get the help they need.
"We are very grateful for the ongoing support provided from Petersham RSL.
"These grants makes a real difference to helping families from the country get the vital treatment they need."

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