Ducks for Duckies 20th September – 26th September
“Ducks for Duckies” is a chance for clubs to fundraise money through our partnership with Westfield Warringah Mall. The term “Ducks for Duckies” comes from the IRB being known as a rubber ducky and being one of the most expensive pieces of equipment used Surf Life Saving.
This is a great opportunity for your Club to raise funds and increase membership. If your club is interested in managing the BBQ and/or fountain for one of the dates throughout the campaign, please email Kieran on with your preferred date and we will work to make a roster.

The NSW Community Building Partnership Program will open on 19 April 2021 and close on 14 May 2021. The program awards grants for community infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes, while also promoting community participation, inclusion and cohesion.

Funding between $5,000 and $150,000 ($20,000 being the average) per applicant is available for:

  • capital works including construction of new community infrastructure as well as refurbishment, repair and maintenance of existing community infrastructure
  • the purchase of equipment with a minimum individual asset value of more than $5,000
  • the purchase of vehicle/s with a minimum individual asset value of more than $5,000.
    Memo – NSW Community Building Partnership 2021

Volunteer Grants
The Australian Government  has announced that Volunteer Grants will commence opening for EOIs FROM MARCH 2021.
Clubs/branches interested in applying for this opportunity, should contact their local Federal MP’s electorate office ASAP as the EOI process will finish before 29 April 2021.
These grants offer between $1,000 and $5,000 for volunteer training and equipment.
Memo – Australian Govt Volunteer Grants 2021 v2

The Australian Government Powering Communities Grants commenced opening for EOIs ON 30 MARCH 2021.
Clubs/branches interested in applying for this opportunity, should contact their local Federal MP’s electorate office ASAP to determine the EOI process and closing date for their electorate. as EOI process will finish BEFORE 1 JULY 2021.
These grants offer $5,000 to $12,000 for projects to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions such as solar panels, solar batteries, upgrading equipment to reduce energy consumption, and energy audits and monitoring equipment.
Memo – Powering Communities Program FINAL


Northern Beaches Small Businesses (including not-for-profit) Hardship Grants

If you are a small business owner or a not-for-profit located on the Northern Beaches and you were impacted by the Public Health (COVID-19 Northern Beaches) Order 2020, you may be eligible for a one-off small business hardship grant of $3000 or $5000.

Flood Relief for the Northern Beaches

There is support if you have lost income as a direct result of the floods in New South Wales in March 2021.  You have until 20 September 2021 to make a claim if you are located on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.
Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) is a short term payment to help you if a declared disaster directly affects your income.
You can get it for a maximum of 13 weeks from the date you lose income as a direct result of the floods in March this year.

New Rebate to support small business

If you are a sole trader, the owner of a small business or a not-for-profit organisation in NSW, you may be eligible for a small business fees and charges rebate of $1500.

This rebate helps businesses recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and encourages growth by reducing the cost of running a business. Eligible businesses or not-for-profits only need to apply for the rebate once, but can submit multiple claims until the full value of $1500 is reached.

Funds can be used to offset the costs of eligible NSW and local government fees and charges. These include, but are not limited to:

  • food authority licences
  • liquor licences
  • tradesperson licences
  • event fees
  • outdoor seating fees
  • council rates.

The rebate can only be used for eligible fees and charges due and paid from 1 March 2021. It cannot be used for fines or penalties, fees and charges that have the key purpose of discouraging behaviours or inducing behaviour changes, Commonwealth government charges, rent on government premises, or taxes. See guidelines for more information.

The rebate will be available until 30 June 2022.

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