Orange Ex-Services' Club | Community
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Orange Ex-Services’ Club has been part of the local community for more than 60 years. Throughout that time, the Club has been committed to directly supporting returned service people, schools, charities, emergency services, health, sporting groups, youth programs and community-based organisations that assist our community with meaningful initiatives.

The Club is also one of the largest contributors to the Orange economy, employing over 250 locals, contributing more than $7.77 million dollars in wages and supporting local business with well in excess of $2.1 million in locally sourced goods and services. The Orange community is always at the forefront of our business practices.


Registered clubs make a social contribution of $1.3 billion annually to their local communities, with more than $100 million provided through ClubGRANTS funding. Orange Ex-Services’ Club is no different.

Last year Orange Ex-Services’ Club made a social contribution of $371,206 through ClubGRANTS funding, helping our local community organisations, charities and sporting groups.

Not-for-profit groups and charities can now apply for project funding that will address local community priorities through ClubGRANTS Category 1 funding.

The 2018 Orange LGA ClubGRANTS funding applications open on Thursday 1 March 2018 and close on Friday 30 April 2018.

Category 1 Grant Applications from clubs are now open to community groups from the following sectors:

  • Community welfare and social services
  • Community development
  • Community health services
  • Employment assistance activities

The local area funding priorities for the Orange LGA in 2018 include children (0-14 yrs), young people (15-24 yrs), women, families, older people (55+), people from non-English speaking backgrounds, Aboriginals & Torres Strait Islanders, people with disability and emergency services.

Category 2 Grant Applications from Clubs are open throughout 2018 for community development and support services, which includes sporting and cultural projects.




Returned Service Personnel

We will never forget the sacrifice made by our service people and our origins. Orange Ex-Services’ Club is proud to provide year-round support to the Legacy, Returned and Services League and Homes for Heroes. Every ANZAC Day, we say thank you to our veterans, by hosting a breakfast and lunch for over 100 current and returned service personnel.

Sporting and Social Clubs

Orange Ex-Services’ Club is home to a variety of sporting and social clubs in Orange, including hockey, soccer, tennis, swimming, bowls, golf, card and Glee clubs. Annually, the Club assists these local clubs by providing over $300,000 in subsidies.

Kokoda Youth Leadership Program

Every year, Orange Ex-Services’ Club provides a fully-funded opportunity for two young Orange locals to trek the Kokoda Track. The Kokoda Youth Leadership Program aims to stretch trekkers’ physical and mental boundaries, develop their leadership skills and understand more of our military history from the important Kokoda Campaign of World War II.


At Orange Ex-Services’ Club, we’re conscious of our impact on the local environment and global climate. The Club is a Silver member of the NSW Government’s Sustainable Advantage Program. In the last five years, we have reduced electricity consumption by 23% and lowered water consumption by 45%.

Red 25 Blood Drive

One in four people will need blood in their lifetime. The staff of Orange Ex-Services’ Club are proud to be part of the Australian Red Cross’ Red 25 program. In 2015, staff of the Club made over 111 individual blood donations, saving 333 lives. The Club was recognised as the winner of Blood Service Choice Award.

Banjo Business Awards

We recognise that local business is a powerhouse of the Orange economy and that through a strong local economy, our community will prosper. Orange Ex-Services’ Club has made the commitment to be the naming rights sponsor of the Banjo Business Awards until at least 2018, to help encourage, celebrate and promote local businesses.

Lifeline Central West

Orange Ex-Services’ Club is proud to have been a major supporter of Lifeline Central West for more than a decade. In 2017, the Club provided more than $35,000 to assist Lifeline train additional counsellors to meet increasing demand. If you need help, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Housing Plus – The DV Project

Orange Ex-Services’ Club is proud to be partnered with Housing Plus through our sponsorship of the White Ribbon Treadmill Relay.

The objective of the White Ribbon Treadmill Relay is raise awareness of awareness of the importance of preventing violence against women and to raise funds for The Orange Domestic Violence Project.

Through our sponsorship of the White Ribbon Treadmill Relay, we’re proud to show our solidarity with the Orange community that domestic violence is not acceptable.

Visit The Orange Domestic Violence Project website for more information.

If you’re experience domestic violence and its an emergency, call 000. If you’d like support, call Housing Plus Domestic Violence Services on 1300 384 357.