Please download our Community Assistance Policy for more details about eligibility.
If you would like to apply for Community Assistance, please download our application form and return it to the Club.
Each year The Buffs Club is approached by numerous organisation and individuals for financial assistance.
As a Community based Club we are dedicated to offering maximum opportunities to support the community in as many ways as possible.
Assistance is offered in the following ways:
- Cash Donations
Facilitating School Discos
Community Assistance Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month and all applicants will be contacted after this date with outcomes.
Celebrating NAIDOC Week
NAIDOC week is an important week of the year as it recognizes the first Australian peoples, the dates are from July 4th to July 11th. NAIDOC week stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee and is celebrated widely in the community. Culture, history, story time and artwork are large parts of NAIDOC week and are seen through schools, media and within the community itself. Mount Isa has a large population of Indigenous peoples making it essential that knowledge and education is passed on through the residents about the importance of NAIDOC week and how they can be involved. Several speakers and elders of Mount Isa make appearances at local schools and educate children about their culture.
Native cuisine is a large part of Aboriginal culture with Australian foods such as lemon myrtle, wild passionfruit, bush tomato, bush banana, wattle seed, bush plums and mulga seed. Today, adaptions from native Australian foods have been made and have produced beloved tucker such as the lemon myrtle biscuit and wattle seed ice-cream.
This year the Buffs is taking on two adaptions to the Australian native foods and the Boomerang coffee shop will be supplying lemon myrtle biscuits and raspberry macadamia and white chocolate muffins for the span of NAIDOC week.
The Buffs Club is very proud to have taken a strong stand against Violence and anti-social behaviour within our Club.
Following a Coward Attack on a staff member at The Buff Club in January 2016, our Club has successfully launched its ‘Zero Tolerance – Clubs Say no to Violent and Anti-social Behaviours’ campaign.
Since that incident, we have focused on increasing the awareness of the effects that these acts of violence have on a range of people, not just those immediately involved. This has included working with a range of other similar organisations such as Stop the Coward Punch to increase awareness and help reduce the occurrence of these types of crimes within the Mount Isa Community.
The campaign has been branded with the colour purple which can be seen throughout the Club on a range of advertising. Merchandise is also available to purchase from the Bottle Shop. Each Friday Buffs Club staff proudly wear their Zero Tolerance shirts as their uniform, in support of the campaign and colleague.
The campaign and incident has attracted attention to our club on both a national and international level. We look forward to further developing the campaign in the future.