At CHRG, community is at the heart of everything we do – fostering meaningful connections that encompass our entire community.


For over 45 years, CHRG has been an important part of the communities we operate in – providing somewhere for its 50,000+ members to meet, eat and enjoy social interaction and friendship with others; offering much needed support and facilities to veterans and their families; and sponsorship of dozens of youth sport, recreation, art, culture and educational programs.


ClubGRANTS was designed to ensure that NSW’s larger registered clubs contribute to the provision of frontline services to their local communities and ensure that the disadvantaged can benefit from gaming contributions made by clubs.


Despite this year being one of the most challenging years in CHRG’s history, we are proud that we have been able to continue our support of local communities through ClubGRANTS and our CHRG Community Connection program.


This year, CHRG shared in excess of $1.6 million with local community organisations – providing much-needed funding, resources and assistance to those in need, including veteran welfare services; healthcare; community transport; child and family services and support; aged, disability and youth services; education; community and cultural activities; sports; and victims of natural disasters.


We’d like to take this opportunity to thank each of the recipient organisations for their tireless efforts and unwavering contribution to our community. See attached listing for full funding details.

CAT 1 Funding snapshot 31.08.20


Australian Red Cross, Cancer Council NSW, CMRI, Hills Community Aid, Castle Hill sub-Branch, Lisa Harnum Foundation, NAPCAN, Parramatta Mission, Road Safety Education, Ronald McDonald House, Royal Australian Artillery Association, St John Ambulance, Swiss Technologies Veteran Welfare, The Sanctuary, WIRES

Cat 2 Funding snapshot 31.08.20


Baulkham Hills Football Club, Castle Hill Rockets Soccer, Castle Hill Dolphins Swimming Club, Castle Hill Fishing Club, Hills Wellness Expo, Koori Kids, Life Church, Lions Club of Castle Hill, Lynwood Golf Course, National Seniors Association, Oak Hill Drive Netball Club, Pitt Town Public School, Rotary District 9685.

How to Apply

ClubGRANTS applications for CHRG’s venues (Castle Hill RSL Club, Club Parramatta and Lynwood Golf & Country Club) can be submitted all year round and are reviewed by the Board of Directors on a monthly basis. Applications are approved based on eligibility, alignment to our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) values and philosophies, and the amount of funding available at the time.


  1. Applicants must be incorporated or registered with the ACNC.

  2. Projects must be community focused, with measurable deliverables to residents of the local council areas where we operate (The Hills Shire, City of Parramatta & Hawkesbury Shire).

  3. Projects must address at least one of our CSR values and philosophies.




  • Sports and Wellbeing
    Projects and initiatives that support the participation of (not the facilitation of) grassroots sports and development programs, recreational sports and community activities.  These projects also support the participation of (not the facilitation of) all facets of wellness and wellbeing, including physical and mental health initiatives.

  • Education and the Arts
    Projects and initiatives that support community skill building and learning activities in line with local area needs and/or shortfalls.  Additionally, these projects support the participation of (not the facilitation of) local community and creative cultural groups.

  • Service and Sustainability
    Projects and initiatives that support sustainable and measurable community service and support programs, including Veteran Welfare and Domestic Violence Prevention.


CHRG accepts Category 1 and Category 2 applications for our ClubGRANTS program, via the ClubGRANTS Online portal here

The ClubGRANTS Scheme formalises the funding process for community-related projects. There are three (3) categories of ClubGRANTS funding available:

Category 1

Funding is specifically for local projects and/or services that contribute to the welfare and broader social fabric of the local community and are aimed at improving the living standards of low income and disadvantaged people. These projects encompass community welfare & social services, community development, community health services and employment assistance activities.


Apply here:

Category 2

Funding is generally for projects not listed or eligible for Category 1 funding, such as sport and recreational clubs, cultural activities, visual and performing arts, charity fundraising, medical research, and in-kind services such as complimentary room hire, fundraising products and prizes and training facilities for elite athletes.


Apply here:

Category 3

Funding is automatically paid by the club into the NSW Government’s ClubGRANTS Fund on a quarterly basis to support and develop large scale, State-wide projects or services such as sports venues and facilities, hospitals and community health services, youth facilities, childcare facilities, aged care facilities, educational facilities, emergency services facilities, parks and recreation, community housing and community transport.

If you are unsure which category of funding your organisation may be eligible for, please contact CHRG and ask for advice from our Community Relations Coordinator.

Kristie Braden
Community Relations Coordinator – CHRG
P.O. Box 25
Castle Hill, NSW 1765
p: 02 8858 4824