THE Clifton Springs Golf Club has again invited sports clubs and community groups to apply for one of its grants.

The annual Community Contribution Funding (CCF) program is intended to assist, develop, promote, advance and encourage all sports clubs and community activities in Clifton Springs and Drysdale and surrounding districts and towns.

Eligible groups are invited to apply for an FCC grant of up to $10,510.

Clifton Springs Golf Club general manager Danny Zernich said the program proudly supports the area’s smaller clubs and offers eligible organizations the opportunity to support existing programs or accelerate facility upgrades.

“We were able to provide funding to six community groups in 2021 and we look forward to receiving applications for the 2022 fund,” Zernich said.

Last year, the CCF program provided support to the Clifton Springs Community Men’s Shed, to help with the construction of the Men’s Shed, while supporting the Wallington Cricket Club with the purchase of uniforms for their new women’s cricket team.

Other local clubs have received support to upgrade facilities for their members.

Eligible candidates must:

Be locally based and demonstrate a direct benefit to residents of Clifton Springs/Drysdale and surrounding districts and towns

Be incorporated if you request $1,000 or more

Demonstrate their contribution to the project in the form of money, volunteer services or in-kind support, and

Respond to demonstrated sport and community needs.

Clifton Springs Golf Club is renowned for its community spirit and hosts the annual Maddie’s Day on the Purple celebrity pro-am, which raises money for Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision, a charity set up to help with down syndrome research bone marrow failure that claimed Maddie’s life in 2015.

Full Clifton Springs Golf Club CCF guidelines and an application form are available online at cliftonspringsgolfclub.com.au.

Any questions regarding the CCF program should be emailed to [email protected] or by calling 5251 3391.

Applications close on June 24, while successful applicants will be notified on June 30.