Saints Cares

St Marys Rugby League Club has an established and proud reputation of supporting a wide range of charitable, community and sporting organisations, significantly enhancing the social well-being of our local community because SAINTS CARES.


The beneficiaries of this funding range from local schools, high needs charities, social welfare organisations, sporting and social clubs, all of whom have delivered substantial, positive outcomes for our local community.


To view a list of all the most recent SMRLC donations:



We encourage local organisations to submit applications through the local council process (based on your geographical area of service):


Acting Team Leader Community Development
M 0456 245 489
PO Box 63 Blacktown NSW 2148


Community Capacity Officer
T +612 4732 7405
PO Box 60, PENRITH NSW 2751


A copy of the guidelines can be found here. Please carefully read the ClubGRANTS Guidelines to determine whether your project is eligible for funding and to take note of the reporting obligations for funding recipients.



If you have any enquiries after accessing the ClubGRANTS Guidelines and the Local Committee Index, please contact Olivia Gasparovic on


Alternatively, you can contact the ClubsNSW member enquiries centre from Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm on
1300 730 001.

How We Care

The financial support that Saints provides is considered vital to many community organisations, just to name a few, in
the last year Saints has helped:

With 22 years of continuous support from Saints, the North St Marys Children’s Centre is a gem in our community. The centre engages speech and occupational therapists to provide early intervention therapy services. Children with severe speech and learning delays are provided therapy in an inclusive group setting, enabling educators and families to regularly access the expertise of skilled therapists. The program allows children, many from lower socio-economic areas, to access life-changing therapy so they can have a positive start to school and improved life and social skills.


Your Community Needs (YCN) provides free or low-cost groceries to the homeless, and disabled and disadvantaged families in the community. Prior to COVID-19, approximately 800 people sought assistance from this small outlet each week. That number has significantly increased with over 1200 people now seeking assistance each week. Rita who is the founder of YCN, works six days a week living by the mantra “no-one will go hungry on her watch!”. The funding provided by Saints goes directly towards purchasing food, the lease on their freezer and increasing electricity costs.

In addition to the $25,000 provided, during the year we extended our support to include staffing to assist with the weekly barbeque that YCN delivers to the community. We also linked YCN with Saints supplier and sponsor, RPT Promotions and now all sausages for this weekly community barbeque are donated. This significant cost saving to YCN allows for further funds to be allocated to delivering food hampers within the community.


Since 2016 the mission statement of Mama Lana’s Kitchen has been to provide an environment whereby disadvantaged or homeless children and families in the community can sit-down and have a warm meal at night. Saints generosity greatly assisted this charity with the increasing cost of food, and aided in operational costs so that the centre can continue to provide hot meals to homeless and disadvantaged people in the Penrith LGA six nights a week.

For 47 years Variety the Children’s Charity has been giving to children who are sick, disadvantaged or living with a disability a fair-go in life. The support provided by Variety allows kids to gain mobility, to get out and about in the community, to communicate, achieve independence
and increase their self-esteem. The Club’s $20,000 donation was put towards the purchase of specialised equipment for disabled and disadvantaged children in the local area.

St Marys Rugby League Club has been a supporter of Variety the Children’s Charity for well over 20 years, and through our Saints Cares program we have donated in excess of $700,000 to the worthwhile charity.


Partnering with PCYC enabled Saints to deliver Seniors Exercise Classes to the community each week (pictured below). Held in the Boronia Showroom every Monday morning, instructors from PCYC guide patrons through a light exercise class which can help improve energy levels, mobility, strength, balance and a person’s overall health and wellbeing. Elderly exercise has a number of proven health benefits that can enable seniors to live more independently. It can also prevent or delay illnesses such as osteoporosis, diabetes, and heart disease, and the social component can improve mood and help fight depression.



We are proud of our work within the community. We are proud to care for those who are starting their journey in life and those who are continuing their journey – it’s the legacy of what this Club was founded on. We are proud to be Saints!

Our way of life as we know it, has changed. However, regardless of the challenges the Club faces we will continue to build the foundations for genuine partnerships with those in need in our local community, simply because