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 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 the specific needs of the citizens of Ryde and the local area.

2020-2021 Recipients

In 2020, Gladesville RSL contributed $94,000 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 Women’s Auxiliary, Gladesville RSL Youth Clubs and other community organisations.

For Category 1 applicants in the ClubGRANTS program, the following community groups were the successful recipients:

For Category 1 applicants in the ClubGRANTS program, the following community groups were the successful recipients:

Organisation Project Description
Veterans Benevolent Fund

“Homes for Heroes”

Providing safe and secure accommodation to homeless veterans and their families, whilst also assisting in their treatment and assimilation back into society. The program provides accommodation, mental health services, drug & alcohol counselling & rehabilitation, and a range of other support. The objective is to heal these veterans and return them to their communities.

Gallipoli Scholarship Fund Inc

“Gallipoli Scholarship Fund”


The Gallipoli Fund is a not for profit charity which supports the descendants of WW1 & WW2 veterans and those from later conflicts and peacekeeping operations, in their first year of tertiary study. They provide up to seven annual scholarships of $6000 each to lineal descendants aged 25 and under of Australian Servicemen and Women.

Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge Benevolent Fund – “Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge”

The Challenge is aimed at young people at school or disadvantaged or unemployed young people in the community who are having difficulty in finding their way in society. It is also used to encourage young achievers with natural leadership skills. The program involves an arduous 10-daytrek across the original Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea, presentations at significant battle sites and discussions on sacrifice, courage, mateship, endurance and leadership.

The leadership program aims to create a greater awareness of the sacrifices of the Diggers on the Kokoda campaign among our young people to ensure the traditions live on. At the same time, it instils in participants a commitment to community service and enhances their personal development by providing an opportunity for them to experience the same conditions under which our diggers fought. It is a transformational experience encouraging future leadership roles back in the community.

Gladesville Ryde & Hunters Hill Branch of Combined Pensioners & Supperannuates Association

“Promoting Member Social Rights & Wellbeing”

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) and to reduce the stress associated with advancing age, reduction of family and friends, and their changing social environment.

Sydney Community Services

“Art & About”

The Art & About Project aims to bring together our local community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Project is targeted towards all persons from all walks of life and seeks to provide community members with the opportunity to develop their skills, expand their social circles and showcase their talent. There is also an important health and wellbeingcomponent as art can help individuals interpret their stories and express how they see the world.


“Outdoor Education Program for Young People with Autism”

The Outdoor Education Program for Young People with Autism is aimed at increasing the mental and physical health of participants through active participation in physical activity, especially hiking.

This program targets young people with moderate to severe autism and intellectual delay, many of whom have mental health issues, have been unable to sustain prolonged physical activity and have extremely limited access to sport or exercise.


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.