Twin Towns Services Club and our affiliated philanthropic association, the Twin Towns Services Community Foundation, support through financial and in-kind assistance a variety of groups and causes.
Each year the Club distributes funds to groups who are associated with the Club and its primary aims and also to external organisations, primarily in the Tweed region. We receive a large number of requests and in order to allocate funds in a transparent and fair manner a series of policy documents have been developed. These documents not only reflect our commitment to the Club members and community, they also reflect our capacity in terms of financial performance in making these grants.
Funds are allocated by the Club
- The Tweed Heads and Coolangatta RSL Sub Branch, our primary affiliated body.
- To Internal Sections of the Club to support the sporting and recreational activities which members enjoy but are ancillary to our primary aims.
- Through general grants in response to requests and natural disaster events.
Funds are allocated by the Foundation
In accordance with the Charter of the Company and may respond to any request or program deemed suitable by the Directors.
The aim of the document is to identify how funding is accessed through each of these categories and where the Club's priorities are positioned.
You are invited to select a category of support that you wish to access and apply through the processes detailed. In many circumstances, funds may be available through a number of sources and applications in each criteria are not normally required, with the exception of a ClubGrants application which must be in accordance with the Government Regulations.
Twin Towns invites you to continue to share in our community wealth through these programs. Our ability to provide funding is linked to our success, total distributions reflect the Club's financial performance in the preceding year.
For all donation policy requests, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Club Banora's Trigeneration System
Club Banora will cut annual energy costs by approximately $125,000 and will reduce carbon emissions by 30% with a new 230 kW Trigeneration system. Co- funded by the Australian Government’s Community Energy Efficiency Program (CEEP), the project's return on investment is 25% and its payback period will be just over 4 years.
Club Banora is proud to announce the largest sustainability project in the history of the town. The state-of-the-art Trigeneration system will produce low-carbon electricity onsite, and will use waste heat for heating two outdoor swimming pools during winter, opening this area for members all year round. In summer, the waste heat will be used to running a low-energy Absorption Chiller to provide comfort cooling to the Club’s main building.
Club Banora will now generate more than half of its electricity demand while reducing carbon emissions by 740 tonnes per year, which is equivalent to planting 7,400 new trees every year. The system will deliver energy savings for over 20 years, providing lifetime benefits for its members and the local community.