ClubGRANTS is designed to allow Registered Clubs in NSW to contribute to the provision of front-line services to their Local Communities and to ensure that the disadvantaged in their local area are better positioned to benefit from the substantial contributions made by Clubs. Contributions go towards infrastructure to support sporting, health and community activities. Under The Gaming Machine Tax Act 2001 a distinction is made between three classes of expenditure:
Category 1: Supports community welfare and social services; community development; employment assistance activities; community health services; and projects aimed at improving the living standards of low income and disadvantaged people.
Category 2: Provides funding for general community development and support activities, such as junior sport.
Category 3: Is a state-wide fund that supports large-scale community infrastructure projects. Grants are available for sport, emergency and disaster relief, and arts and culture infrastructure.
For the period 1 September 2015 to 31 August 2016, Panania Diggers contributed to the following Categories;