ClubGRANTS & Donations

Community Outreach

Gladesville RSL’s Contribution to the Community

Every year, Gladesville RSL provides in excess of $250,000 in contributions to the community through cash grants or in-kind donations. In addition to the projects supported by the ClubGRANTS program, a number of grants are provided to sporting groups, in particular our own sporting groups and the Gladesville RSL Youth Club. These grants encourage the participation in sport by subsidizing the fees to participate or providing the necessary sporting facilities or transport.

We also support a number of community groups through the provision of function facilities or the Club bus for transportation. Our function room and staff are often provided to many community groups including National Seniors, Gladesville Chamber of Commerce, Legacy Bingo, Gladesville RSL Women’s Auxiliary and Variety Club of NSW. We also provide the Gladesville RSL Sub Branch with office facilities and equipment to assist them in organizing events and providing welfare services to veterans.

Club Grants

Please read below for more information on the ClubGRANTS program or how to request a donation.

Gladesville RSL & Community Club Ltd participates in the ClubGRANTS scheme. This is a community development funding program sponsored by local clubs and administered by the City of Ryde Council.

The ClubGRANTS scheme provides one-off funding to non-government organisations and community groups for projects and programs which address demonstrated welfare needs of the local community. The aim is to encourage and support the development of local community organisations, services and strategies which aims to meet specific needs of the citizens of Ryde and the local area.

Applications for the 2018 round of funding will be accepted from March to May 2018. Click here to be redirected to the City of Ryde Council website for more information and to make an application.

2017 Recipients

In 2017, Gladesville RSL contributed $140,000 to the ClubGRANTS program. This included the provision of cash and/or in kind donations to our sporting sub-clubs, Gladesville RSL Sub Branch, Gladesville RSL Womens Auxiliary, Gladesville RSL Youth Clubs, National Seniors, Legacy, Variety Club of NSW, Combined Pensioners & Superannuates Association, Gladesville Chamber of Commerce, Camp Quality and Ryde Sports Foundation.

For Category 1 applicants in the ClubGRANTS program, the following community groups were the successful recipients & their projects who shared in $35,000 in cash grants:

Organisation Project Description
Gladesville Ryde & Hunters Hill Branch of Combined Pensioners & Superannuates Association To promote social rights and well-being both physical and mental of our branch members all of whom by our organisational charter are senior citizens. This will assist individual members by reducing the costs to them for their attendance at functions including organised day trips, post meeting lunches, and to reduce the stress associated with advancing age, reduction of family and friends, and their current changing social environment.
Hunters Hill Ryde Community Services

“Wellness and Gentle Exercise Activities for Seniors”
Keeping physical and psychological wellbeing is as important for seniors as it is for the general population. A weekly modified gentle exercises will help our frail aged clients to maintain their mobility, strength and balance. The wellness activities such as music therapy and raised bed gardening provide meaningful and stimulating engagement in a safe and supported environment.
Hunters Hill Ryde Community Services

“Community Art And Craft”
This project builds on successful art, craft and sewing programs provided over the last several years to clients and residents of Ryde Hunters Hill Community Services The program is focused on delivering programs to people within our community who have a disability, who may be older or economically disadvantaged. Works are showcased in an annual Community Art Exhibition. The project also includes a submission to the Archibald Portrait prize to highlight a particular issue – this year the subject was Disability Commissioner Alastair McEwin. The program is built on strengths and enablement philosophy- providing people with ongoing learning opportunities and socialisation.
Legacy NSW Associated Clubs
(Ryde-Eastwood Legacy)
Ryde Eastwood Legacy supports some 538 war widows and their dependants including disabled family members. We provide a range of welfare benefits to support these families which includes pension support for disadvantaged widows who don’t have a gold card, dental and podiatry services and home and post-hospital support.
Little Heroes Swim Academy Limited Little Heroes Swim Academy

Provides free and subsidised aquatic education and learn to swim lessons for people with a disability. The grant will cover the pool hire costs at The Royal Rehab Hospital for four terms from October 2017 – October 2018. The lessons are taught on a 1:1 basis by specially qualified teachers. Without this (ClubGrants) support we would be unable to provide this service at an affordable rate for participants.

Veterans Benevolent Fund

“Homes for Heroes”
Providing safe and secure accommodation to homeless veterans and their families, whilst also assisting in their treatment and assimiliation back into society.
Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation Ltd Kookaburra Kids

Six kids living in families affected by mental illness, will attend a respite and educational weekend camp. They will participate in a range of recreational activities (like abseiling, high ropes, canoeing, rock climbing etc) and fun activities (games, craft, movies etc), plus an evidence-based psycho-educational program. Camp will provide respite from their everyday responsibilities. They will learn about mental illness, learn coping skills and where to turn for help when things get tough, to build their resilience. Where needed, they will receive counselling and support from a qualified psychologist. Meeting other kids in similar circumstances will help reduce their isolation.
The Returned Services League of Australia

“RSL DefenceCare”
RSL DefenceCare provides high level professional services in the areas of claims and advocacy, community and financial support and counselling to ADF veterans in need in the RydeCity Council LGA.
War Widows Guild of Australia NSW

(North Ryde War Widows Social Club)
North Ryde War Widows’ Guild Social Club uses funds for bus hire for outings to support, sustain and enhance the lives of war widows in the North Ryde area.
Wheelchair Sports NSW Wheelchair Sports NSW (WS NSW), founded in 1961, is a not for profit organisation whose vision is to enrich the lives of people with a physical disability through participation in sport. We aim to improve the health and wellbeing of people with a disability and reduce barriers to sporting opportunities by providing regular, accessible sports programs and services that include financial support for sports related activities. We have 396 Members, 8 of whom reside in the City of Ryde LGA and the cost of providing sports programs/services to each member is $5,634 p.a.


Gladesville RSL & Community Club Ltd welcome all requests from charitable and not for profit organisations for ‘in kind’ prize or function donations, however due to the volume received it is not able to support every request.

The Board of Directors meet once a month, therefore written submissions need to be provided to the Board at least two months (eight weeks) prior to the date required in order for the request to be considered.

Requests should be addressed to:

The Board of Directors
Gladesville RSL & Community Club Limited P.O. Box 94

Requests MUST be in writing and include:

  • Details and description of the function/event.
  • Name, description and contact details of the organisation which will
    benefit from the ‘in kind’ request.
  • Details of the donation request. If relating to a prize this includes
    the type of prize and value. In relation to a function this includes the services seeking to be waived or subsidised. Function related requests should only be submitted after a function quote has been obtained from the Club and the organiser is aware of the costs involved.
  • he resultant benefit to the community from the support received from Gladesville RSL & Community Club Ltd.
  • Details of any recognition and the form thereof of any recognition the Gladesville RSL & Community Club Ltd will receive in return for the donation.
  • Organisations who are successful in receiving ‘in kind’ support will be notified in writing by the Club following Board approval. Conditions relating to in kind function support being provided are:
  • The requesting organisation is to provide confirmed details to the Club no later than four weeks prior to the date of the function booking, with final attendance numbers and catering requirements no later than 7 days prior.
  • The venue MUST be left in a clean and tidy state following completion of the function, otherwise a cleaning fee may be imposed on the relevant organisation.
  • Club Management and staff are to be spoken to in a polite and respectful manner.
  • Failure to comply with the above may result in additional costs being incurred by the hirer and/or future ‘in kind’ support being jeopardized.
  • Club Management reserves the right, by giving the hirer four weeks notice, to cancel the relevant booking in order to accept a paid booking. Club Management also reserves the right to relocate the booking to an alternate location within 48 hours notice to the hirer.