Community Contribution, Committed to Supporting Local - Belmont 16s

Our Community

Belmont 16s exists for its members and the community.  We provide financial assistance, sponsorships and meeting facilities for a broad range of sporting, welfare, community and not for profit organisations to help them make their valuable contribution to society.

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View more about us directly from our CEO Scott Williams below.

Subsidiary Clubs

We proudly support a diverse range of Subsidiary Clubs. To find out more about one of our subsidiary clubs, please get in contact with the representative below.

Belmont 16s Darts Club Sue Orlowski (02) 4945 3631
Belmont 16s Indoor Bowls Club Mary Johnson (02) 4947 9643
Belmont 16s Photography Club Susan Slack 0415 528 289
Belmont 16s Snooker and Billiards Club Neil Audet 0419 284 555
Belmont 16s Euchre Group Mary Johnson (02) 4947 9643

 

Environment

Belmont 16s recognises its responsibilities to the environment and is committed to reducing its carbon footprint.  We strive to become a sustainable business.

Our objective:

To responsibly and sustainably conduct our Club business and to engender an environmental focus into everything we do and everyone we support.

We plan to achieve this objective by reducing baseline emissions via energy efficiency actions or carbon offsets through the efficient use of:

  • Electricity
  • Gas
  • Water
  • Fugitive emissions from refrigerants
  • Disposal of waste and products at end of life [non recyclable]
  • Other fuels consumed on site and for business purposes [diesel, petrol]

Further, the Club intends to communicate ongoing strategies and results to Staff, Club Members and the community, and to fully engage all parties to assist in this important sustainability effort.

 

Sponsorship

Belmont 16s makes a significant contribution to the local community, and while 2020 ClubGRANTS applications have closed, Belmont 16s provides financial and in kind support all year round outside of this formal process.

If you are hosting a charity event or fundraiser please contact us to find out how we can assist you at events@16s.com.au

Alternatively submissions for sponsorship and donations from the Club must be submitted in writing and addressed to:

The Board of Directors, PO Box 484, Belmont NSW 2280

ClubGRANTS

Clubs were created as mutual organisations through which communities could provide facilities that were otherwise beyond their means. The ClubGRANTS scheme covers activities that are aimed at improving the living standards of low income and disadvantaged people. Although the scheme is is a requirement of regulations, each year participating clubs voluntarily exceed the minimum requirements.

This year licensed clubs in Lake Macquarie contributed $335,880 through the ClubGRANTS scheme category 1 funding. These funds assist non-profit community groups in their delivery of projects and services that support local disadvantaged communities.

Applications for ClubGRANTS commence in February of each year. For more information on how to apply visit ClubsNSW.

2020 ClubGRANTS recipients

 

Belmont 16s ”Helping Hands” donate $20,000, to grassroots groups.

For many years Belmont 16s has supported various not-for-profit organisations through the NSW ClubGRANTS platform. It has been during this process that the Club’s Board and Management have recognised that there is a greater need for funding to be allocated to grassroots, non-profit groups in our local community.

From this, the “Helping Hands” community support initiative was developed, pledging to donate $5,000 each to four local groups to help them achieve their 2021 vision.

We asked our members during the month of July to nominate local charitable organisations, sporting groups, community groups or programs that they felt could utilise this funding.

The program allowed exclusively for Belmont 16s member only nominations, requiring nominees to be of a not-for-profit nature and located in our LGA of Lake Macquarie.

The “Helping Hands” program received 63 member nominations during a four week period, once vetted we asked the Belmont 16s team of 159 staffers to vote for which groups, they felt were the most worthy of a helping hand,

Even though Belmont 16s has been affected by the current state-wide lockdown since August 5, it was determined more important than ever to move forward as scheduled with this community funding program and subsequent donations.

Belmont 16s is pleased to be announcing the recipients of our “Helping Hands” funding.

 

Survivors R Us, Cardiff NSW

Supporting the fight against domestic violence, homelessness and unemployment in Lake Macquarie.

 

Warm Blankets for Everyone, Belmont NSW

Two local Belmont women started making blankets from donated materials and distributing these to local charity and refuge organisations.

 

Belmont Men’s Shed, Belmont North NSW

Supporting the values of the National Men’s Shed movement and specifically aims to provide men of Belmont and surrounding suburbs with a facility that is safe, supportive, and friendly.

 

Belmont Neighbourhood community Centre, Belmont North NSW

A vibrant and busy community centre with lots of projects, activities, workshops fitness classes and events.

Each of these recipients will receive $5,000.

Belmont 16s would like to thank all Club members who took the time to nominate, all team members who took the time to vote and of course all not – for-profit groups in our community, Keep up the good work!