With Covid-19 shutting down clubs for a period of time recently, it's been tough for local clubs who act as sponsors of many sporting bodies and organisations, to show their support.
Despite the Covid struggles, Lithgow Workies and Club Lithgow managed to come together and support their own with the ClubGrants program.
The two joined together with local community organisations for a morning tea to acknowledge the grants on Wednesday, September 23.
The ClubGrants Program continues to support local community groups and helps make a difference in areas such as education, cultural integration, supporting people with disabilities and employment projects.
The morning tea was an opportunity for category one recipients of club grants throughout the year to come together and receive a certificate.
Club Lithgow CEO Karren Jamieson said because of Covid, only category one recipients were invited however they still acknowledged category two.
"Category one recipients are made up of more professional organisations with specific requirements and specific programs, while category two includes a lot of schools and sporting bodies," she said.
Lithgow Workies general manager Geoff Wheeler said both clubs prided their continual commitment to helping the local community and people.
"We take the ClubGrants Program as an opportunity to thank all the volunteers and community organisations for all that they do to support our community," he said.
He said with the complications of Covid-19, grants were slightly decreased due to revenues being down in all aspects of the business.
"That's been an issue with us but we've still been able to provide just under $40,000 for people within our community, and that's something we're very proud of doing and have been for many, many years and will continue to do so in the future," he said.
Mr Wheeler said despite the extreme times of drought, bushfires and a pandemic they would always try and be positive.
"We're getting through it and we'll continue to get through and maintain our commitment to the community in whichever way we can," he said.
Donations went to:
- Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect)
- CanAssist Lithgow
- Communities and Kids
- FADISS Ltd
- Healthy Kids Association Inc
- Lifeline Central West Inc
- Macular Disease Foundation of Australia
- Mingaan Wiradjuri Aboriginal Corporation
- St Vincent De Paul Society
- Team Rubicon - Disaster Recovery Support in Northern NSW
- Team Rubicon - Litres for the Land
- Vision Australia
- Walk 'n' Talk for Life Lithgow
- Family Drug Support
- Rainbow Lithgow
- Christmas and Beyond
- Legacy - Lithgow Division
- Lithgow View Club
- My Family Forever
- Quota International of Lithgow Inc
- Lithgow Community Projects
- Club Lithgow Fishing Club
- Cooerwull Public School
- Lithgow Bears Rugby League Football Club
- Portland Public School
- Girl guides
- :Lithgow District Cricket Club
- Lithgow District Junior Cricket Association
- Lithgow High School
- Lithgow Thistle Soccer Club
- Little Wings
- Zig Zag Public School