Club Burwood Group - COMMUNITY

Club Burwood Group


Club Burwood Group is active in its community-support programs as we believe in nurturing a strong community spirit, whether it be by providing grants or raising awareness for a great cause.


In line with the Club Group's strong dedication to and support of the local community, in excess of $869,000 in funding has been contributed by the group to the Burwood Community in ClubGrant funding for 2017.  This was celebrated by the major recipients, Club Burwood RSL Directors, John Faker, Mayor of burwood & Michael McMahon, Burwood Council's General Manager at a luncheon on Friday 25 August, 2017.  The Club Grants Committee consists of representatives from Burwood Council, Metro Migrant Resource Centre, Inner West Neighbour Aid & Department of Family and Community who considered the 61 applications received, donating to a total of 52 organisations under Club Grants 1.  Homes for Heroes and One Door Mental Health recieved the highest grants of $20,000 each to these very worthy causes.



On Tuesday 4th July Club Burwood Group were proud to donate the Club’s pre-loved Tarago to Burwood Community Welfare Services for their use as a ‘back up vehicle’ to increase access to their offices and provide a consistent and reliable service to the Community.   Burwood Community Welfare Services Inc (BCWS) provides a variety of services to members of the community within the Inner West area, primarily for people dealing with poverty, distress and misfortune. Wherever possible, BCWS provides care and support directly to those in need.  BCWS’s volunteers have been actively seeking donations under their ‘project bus scheme’ and have now raised enough funds to purchase a bus.  Christine Strachan, Chief Executive Officer said that this additional vehicle will come in very handy to assist with the extra passenger load and other day to day ‘running around’ the group are required to do.  In addition to the Tarago the Club has agreed to provide registration costs, comprehensive insurance and $2,000 towards running expenses for the ensuing 3 years.



Earlier this year Club Management was pleased to receive a visit from Royal Life Saving Society thanking the Club for its support over the year in funding 2 first aid safe programs for kids.
The Club donated $9,000 in total toward this very worthy cause in keeping our kids safe.  Recent statistics show 280 people drowned in Australian Waterways between July 2015-June 2016 which is unfortunately an increase of 5% over last year.  Royal Life Saving NSW are leaders in drowning prevention and the Club is more than happy to suport them in helping make our community free from drowning.  Please stay safe this summer!

Royal Life Saving Representatives with Matthew Neil and Glenn McEvoy (Club Burwood RSL) 


In recent years the Club has been a proud sponsor of Life Education's 'Healthy Harold Mobile Vans'.  
Specialist educators deliver Life Education's programs via one of the 102 mobile vans with the lovable Healthy Harold and bring to life important health and safety messages to empower children to make informed choices now and into the future.  Matthew Neil, Senior Manager was fortunate enough to attend Burwood Public School's Year 3 Healthy Harold Session called "All Systems Go" and was very impressed by what he saw.  Run by Life Educator, Caitlin, the Year 3 class were treated to a presentation taking them through the body complete with a light up mannequin, role playing, mix and match cards, activity books and more.  Caitlin explained that the program costs approxiamtely $20 per chidl, however, they only ask for 1/2 this amount and rely on sponsors and school funding to assist to bring this important information to our local children.


Senior Management attended the Men's Shed BBQ on 23 September, 2016 to meet the volunteers and gain information on their valuable contribution to the local community. Matthew Neil & Megan Anderson were pleased to meet Tony (President), Norm (Vice President), Henry (Treasurer), Martin (Secretary), John & Bob (Committee) who explained the aim of the group is to provide for men's health and wellbeing by creating opportunities to participate in activities, build friendships and benefit the community.