We Love Our Community
A vital part of the Canberra Southern Cross Club’s ethos is contributing to our community. Every year we provide support to over 350 local community groups, schools, and charities, providing over $1.5 million in support.
Our goal is to demonstrate our commitment through the support of local events and activities that benefit the Canberra community as a whole. Community Giving has been a major part of what we do since our establishment in 1972.
We have 5 key programs through which we supply cash, food, and services in kind to
Our Community Giving Programs are reviewed annually (other than the 3 year Community Key Partner Program) by the Club’s Community & Membership committee through a formal application process, with each applicant required to provide their mission statement, key objectives, purpose and intended use of the funding.
All of the Club’s programs have clear guidelines regarding community purpose contributions and these are made available below. Our program guidelines state all successful applications must use funds in accordance with the provisions in the Gaming Machine Act 2004 (ACT) and the Gaming Machine Regulations 2004 (ACT) as amended and in force from time to time.
In addition, applications contain questions that enable the Club to form an opinion as to whether the funds are a community purpose contribution. This process allows the Club to assess each individual application and the intended positive impact the funding will have on the Canberra community.
Find out more about each of these programs below and how you can become involved.
The Community Rewards Program uses the mechanic of nominating a Community Group participating in the program, to calculate the equivalent of 7.5% of the member’s spend on food and beverages at our Woden, Tuggeranong, Jamison and Yacht Club to be donated to that group. Donating up to a $20,000 per group cap, funds are calculated monthly and distributed quarterly. View the list of groups.
Community Key Partner
Our Community Key Partner (CKP) is the focus of our giving program for a three year term, receiving up to $50,000 comprising of $20,000 cash, up to $20,000 in Community Rewards sponsorship and $10,000 in kind support per annum.
Applicants must be not-for-profit organisations whose welfare and charitable work supports the people in Canberra and the surrounding districts.
Community Key Partner Guidelines // Program has been deferred for 2020/21 financial year. Applications for the 2021/22 program will open March 2021.
The Community Grants Program provides funding of between $200 and $2,500 and is available to not-for-profit organisations whose welfare and charitable work supports people in Canberra and the surrounding districts. The aim of grants support is to provide assistance to local community-based organisations which make a valuable contribution to Canberra and its region.
Community Grants Guidelines // Program has been deferred for 2020/21 financial year. Applications for the 2021/22 program will open March 2021.
The Community Welfare Program provides in kind assistance to local community based organisations whose welfare and charitable work support those in need and makes a valuable contribution to Canberra and its region.
Community Welfare Guidelines // Program has been deferred for 2020/21 financial year. Applications for the 2021/22 program will open March 2021.
The Community Sports Program provides financial and in-kind assistance to sports affiliated with the Club, and to other local community based sports organisations.
Community Sports Guidelines // Program has been deferred for 2020/21 financial year. Applications for the 2021/22 program will open March 2021.