As we reflect on DOOLEYS accomplishments over the last financial year, the club continued to prioritise our community support.
DOOLEYS has always recognised the importance of giving back and supporting the local community and this year we are incredibly proud to share with members our annual contributions.
During 2022-23, DOOLEYS contributed $2.5 million in Corporate Social Responsibility activities directly to our local community, as well as over 146 volunteer hours as part of DOOLEYS Helping Hands Volunteer Program.
DOOLEYS Corporate Social Responsibility incudes:
- Direct Community Contributions – including ClubGRANTS, Harm Minimisation, Sponsorships, Donations, and general Community Expenditure.
- Governance and Sustainability Expenditure – including Environmental Sustainability, Work Health & Safety, and Corporate Governance.
DOOLEYS aim to actively contribute to the economic and social fabric of our local community by directly contributing to initiatives and projects that fit the identified local priority areas of need.
Community Partner Spotlight
This year DOOLEYS were proud to be recognised as finalists in the 2023 Clubs and Community Awards, hosted annually by ClubsNSW. The Award evening recognises the outstanding social contributions made by clubs in their local communities.
We were honoured to share the inspiring stories from some of our loyal community partners who improve the lives of so many across the Education, Emergency Services, Fostering Grassroots Sports, Health Care and Mental & Social Wellbeing award categories. Please find below a synopsis of these recipients and the clubs support.
Australian Catholic University (ACU): DOOLEYS has had a strong relationship with ACU, supporting their students since 1995. In the past decade, DOOLEYS has supported more than 131 students, at the Strathfield and North Sydney Campuses, giving those students the opportunity to pursue their dream of a tertiary education.
Cudal Bowling Club: In November 2022, catastrophic flooding occurred in Cudal and surrounds, which left the region in complete ruins. Many local homes were left irreparable, families displaced, some homeless, with crops washed away overnight. DOOLEYS donated $50,000 to Cudal Bowling Club to assist in their recovery efforts and donated two trucks worth of furniture to provide some relief towards what a very challenging time for the community of Cudal.
HARDA Swim Program: Is a comprehensive swimming and water safety program for the children of refugee and migrant families who have resettled in Western Sydney from the Horn of Africa and other CALD communities. Since 2016, DOOLEYS has supported over 500 children and their families participate.
The Children's Hospital at Westmead: DOOLEYS has committed a $1 Million partnership (over five years to 2026) with the Cancer Centre for Children (CCA) at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, investing in research and innovative treatments to increase the rate of children who survive cancer.
The ‘Refugee Camp in My Neighbourhood’ (RCIMN): Is an innovative community education project with a purpose of raising awareness about human rights, challenges refugees face, and celebrating refugee contributions to the local community. Since 2014, DOOLEYS has invested almost $200,000 towards this project.
If you have any enquiries about the DOOLEYS Community Program, please don’t hesitate to contact our Community Relations team via email@example.com