Karonga School

Karonga School


The Epping Club is proud to announce a new charity partnership with Karonga School that will see them donate $60,000 to upgrade the school’s multi-sports court.



Do Something Day 2018: The Epping Club announces New Charity Partnership

The Epping Club is proud to announce a new charity partnership with Karonga School commencing 25 July and coinciding with ‘2018 Do Something Day’. 

The school has been selected to be the Club’s largest single benefactor under the ClubGrants Program, an initiative which sees Registered Clubs strategically contribute funds back into the local community. 

The Karonga School offers educational programs for students with special needs from their early years through to the end of high school. The school provides programs of excellence in special education within a caring and supportive environment under the NSW Department of Education. Located in Epping, the school was a natural choice for the Club based on both their inspiring work and local proximity. 

The partnership will see The Epping Club work with Karonga to upgrade the school’s multi-sports court. This renovation will see the restoration of existing infrastructure as well as a new playing surface, tennis nets, basketball and netball hoops and new multi-sport line marking. These improvements will make participation in sport and physical activity more accessible to students at Karonga as well as for safer and easier play. 

Principal Mark Gosbell commented of the partnership, ‘We are thrilled that The Epping Club are so keen to work with us to enhance the learning environment and opportunities for all students at Karonga School and the wider community.’ 

The Epping Club’s Board and Management team will launch the partnership at a morning tea on Do Something Day as well as undertaking a gardening project at the school. 

CEO Peter Saez said that he was confident that the project would bring great benefit to the students and the school, enabling Karonga to continue its exceptional work with special needs children. 

‘We have always admired the great work the Karonga School does and we are delighted to commence our relationship with them on Do Something Day 2018. My team and I are passionate that The Epping Club leaves a meaningful footprint in the local area and we believe this is very much part of that strategy’. 

Board President David Taylor further commented, ‘At The Epping Club we not only believe in creating community but also contributing to it. This year we have been able to distribute almost half a million dollars through the ClubGrants Program supporting many charities, associations, schools and community groups. These donations are part of our commitment to making an impactful, meaningful and valuable difference in our locale. The Karonga School is our biggest project to date and has been selected very carefully for the immense benefits our support can bring’.




The ClubGrants scheme is a state-wide initiative that recognises clubs’ significant financial support for projects and services that contribute to the well-being of their communities.


To apply for funding please visit https://www.cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/living-and-community/grants/parramatta-clubgrants