Kingsgrove RSL Club supports a wide range of community groups, schools, sporting clubs and charities.
Kingsgrove RSL Club’s contributed over $150,000 in funds in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. In-spite of the Government enforced Club closure and amid Covid-19 restrictions in 2020, the Club was able to donate over $130,000 to support and assist local organisations connect people, build stronger communities and create a positive change.
Through the ClubGRANTS program, Kingsgrove RSL Club has enabled schools & sporting clubs to provide for student scholarships, purchase prizes and gifts for raffles and market days, and cover equipment and venue hire fees for award and presentation nights. Kingsgrove RSL Club has also been able to sponsor local community groups and charities, with the funding going toward health services, welfare services, establish civic programs, purchasing apparel, equipment and cover venue hire fees for events and activities for the community.
The ClubGRANTS scheme is designed for registered clubs in NSW to contribute to the provision of services for the local communities.
Kingsgrove RSL are always on the lookout for local recipients that meet the criteria of the ClubGRANTS funding program. Applicants interested in applying can visit the Bayside City Grants & Donations Program or the ClubsGRANTS website directly. Each grant is assessed for suitability for funding by the local committee before they are presented to our club board for approval and funding.
Kingsgrove RSL Club is also very proud of our continual association with the Kingsgrove Community Aid Centre.
Kingsgrove RSL Club donated $9,000 to Kingsgrove High School in order assist with running of the Future Links Careers Week and Careers Expo at Kingsgrove High School. Kingsgrove Highschool proud and honoured to have received the grant from Kingsgrove RSL. We endeavour to continue strengthening our ties with Kingsgrove High Schoo lalong with other schools and community organisations.
The annual Future Links Careers Week and Careers Expo at Kingsgrove High School was held in Week 7, Term 2 (6th – 10th June).
This a new initiative from the school. The focus of Careers week and the Careers Expo is to encourage students from Years 7-12 to engage in meaningful discussions with various post school providers and to assist students to make suitable choices for their futures.
During Careers Week, students had the opportunity to attend career seminars, seeking advice from professionals regarding the career planning stage. All seminars were run by Turning Point Consultancy. Outline of the seminars are listed below:
Year 7 – Skills and strengths
Year 8 – Making the most of my strengths
Year 9 – Transferable work skills
Year 10 – Presentation, appearance and skills for work experience
Year 11 – Planning your next step
Year 12 – Post school options.
The St George Children with Disabilities Fund is a not-for-profit charity formed in 2005. A small charity which relies on volunteers and has no paid employees. The primary sources of income are grants and fundraising and the purpose is to enhance the quality of life of children with severe and physical disabilities, and their families.
In 2020, with the help of the Australian Government’s Stronger Community Programme; the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership; and Bayside and Georges River Councils’ Community Grants programs the St George Children with Disabilities Fund established a new Immersive Room at the St George School, which caters for students K-Y12 with severe and multiple disabilities.
The immersive room provides endless opportunities simply by projecting onto a screen real life scenarios. It’s dynamic, interactive and moving, and can transport the students into another world, or make them part of the story they are reading. The technology creates immersive experiences that teaches the children about life and living which, because of the severity of their disabilities, they cannot experience as others do.
Through the Bayside and Georges River Councils’ Community Grants programs, Kingsgrove RSL Club is a proud long time sponsor of the St George Children with Disabilities Fund. For more information on the centre or time find out how to donate to this worthy cause please contact Club reception on 9336-1500 or directly to the fund Chairman Mr. Garry Morris on 0458 583 220.
We just wanted to extend our thanks on behalf of the St Ursula’s community for your support of the ‘Girl’s night in’ event, it was a massive success and could not have been possible without the support of Kingsgrove RSL. Again, thank you for your generosity!
On Tuesday, 27 April, the St Ursula’s community held our Girls’ Night In to raise awareness and money for women’s cancer research in association with Cancer Council Australia.
It was an amazing night where mums, grandmothers, aunties, daughters, and sisters came together to enjoy music, food, and dancing.
There were many different activities for attendees to enjoy, including a raffle, high tea, lolly bar, hair braiding, bracelet making, plus fun interactive games like ‘knock over the patriarchy’ and lip scrub making.
The night was a major success, with over 300 guests attending and funds raised totalling over $5,500. This could not have been possible without all the support from the Year 12 Senior Student Leadership Team, Ms Sukkar, and parent and student helpers, who all worked tirelessly to organise this fun interactive event for our community.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our sponsors who donated to our raffle, sausage sizzle and fundraising page, this night could not have run without their support.
On Sunday 23rd May at Hawkesbury Police Citizens Youth Club, Charlie Kazzi fought for the NSW PCYC Belt Championship and successfully won all 3 Rounds.
Charlie defeated a future prospect named Sam Whitehead, who was a lot taller than Charlie, but Sam has also been selected for the Futures Squad alongside.
Charlie is now the NSW PCYC Champion and has been awarded with a belt which is just another achievement to his list of accolades.
The great boxing trainer Johnny Lewis was also present in Charlie Kazzi’s Corner today to witness this amazing win.
Photo from left to Right- Australia’s greatest Boxing Trainer Johnny Lewis, Peter Kazzi, Charlie Kazzi and Former Australian Bantamweight Champion Lucas Mathew.
We are taking part in Jeans for Genes Day 2021, on FRIDAY 6th August, because we want to help discover treatments and cures that give every child the opportunity to live a long and healthy life. You have the power to help by adding your donations to our fundraising efforts and make a difference in the lives of kids facing genetic diseases by giving directly to the Children’s Medical Research Institute.
All money raised goes to vital work being done in the labs at Children’s Medical Research Institute to help the 1 in 20 children living with a genetic disease or birth defect. That’s one in every classroom! If you want to find out more or to to continue to donate securely ONLINE, visit JeansForGenes.org.au
It feels great to know you’ll be fighting alongside us for these little lives.
Rations Café became a Kind Café on THURSDAY 1st October 2020, INTERNATIONAL COFFEE DAY, where 50 cents from every hot drink (coffee, tea or hot chocolate) sold, went towards changing a young Australian’s life for the better through Youth Off The Streets. THANKS TO YOU we raised $73.20 from all the hot drinks sold, in addition Kingsgrove RSL Club donated a further $500.00 to this worthy cause.
Youth Off The Streets supports young people as they work to turn their lives around and overcome immense personal trauma such as neglect, physical, psychological and/or emotional abuse.
Couldn’t make it into the Club on Thursday 1st October to enjoy a cuppa? No worries, you can still contribute to this great cause, please click through to donate securely ONLINE, or if you want to find out more visit youthoffthestreets.com.au.
Celebrating Good Coffee and a Good Cause!
Kingsgrove RSL Club sponsored our long time Club member & Women’s Auxiliary President Patricia Graham as she SHAVED her hair to help beat blood cancer at 2pm, on Monday 16th March 2020 at the Club.
We thank YOU for your support and donations to her fundraising efforts for the World’s Greatest Shave. All proceeds fundraised went directly to the Luekaemia Foundation.
We also thank Joe from Hair Enterprises in Kingsgrove, for donating his hair styling skills and time to Shave Patricia’s hair, for the World’s Greatest Shave.
Due to the devastation caused by the state fires, Kingsgrove RSL Club decided to donate the use of our 8 Shoalhaven Heads Holiday Units, to help the people of the south coast community who had been affected by the tragic events which have forced them out of their family homes, and to support the volunteers involved in fighting the fires.
Our units were temporarily unavailable to Club members in January-February 2020 summer period. We thank you for your concern for our fellow Australians affected by the devastating fires and for your understanding at not being able to holiday in the Shoalhaven Heads units during that time.
We wish all those affected our heartfelt very best wishes in the recovery effort and rebuilding process. Now that the danger has passed, you can book your holiday in the Shoalhaven Heads units, and support the local community while down there.
Kingsgrove RSL Club have pledged to donate approx. $15,000 within the next 2 years, with the support of our member donation, Club grants, Rations food specials and raffles, to support our drought affected farmers.
“From the very beginning of our fight to get our Club back, the CEO and Board of Directors at Kingsgrove RSL have stood shoulder to shoulder with us in mateship and comradeship. They have helped us out with tables, chairs, carpets and fittings, but more importantly with advice and their moral support.”
– Barry Ryan OAM President of Arncliffe RSL Club
Left to Right: Mr Ryan Asplet (Kingsgrove RSL Club Director), Mr Alan Barnes (President of Kingsgrove RSL Club), NSW Governor His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Mr Barry Ryan OAM (President of Arncliffe RSL Club) and Mr Bruce Geerin (Kingsgrove RSL Club Director), at the re-opening of Arncliffe RSL Club, Sunday 28th January 2018.