Home ground advantage

Home Ground Advantage

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Get the Home Ground Advantage!

If there’s one thing that brings communities together – it’s sport. Which is why Holden started the Home Ground Advantage program in 2014 - to help grass roots sport grow.

We know how difficult it can be to raise funds for projects like facility upgrades, new uniforms, equipment and even develop exceptional talent. With HGA we make it easier for your club to turn possibilities into reality!

Here's how we can help.

Got a big project?

There's $250,000 in cash grants up for grabs, so get going and apply now.

To apply please visit this webpage from a tablet, laptop or a desktop computer

Let's Do It!
Got a little project?

We've made raising funds for your club easy. Apply now to raise up to $2,500.

Yes! We're Keen

Application timeline

Applications open

1 November 2017

Apply now
  • Tell us what you need.
  • And how it will make a difference.
  • You can even make a video!
Applications close

31 March 2018

We'll be in touch

May 2018

  • A Holden team member will let you know the result.

Meet some of the previous recipients

Moree and District Netball Association
NEW SOUTH WALES

Moree and District Netball Association

From ruined courts and no storage facilities the club has transformed. The $64,000 HGA grant means the community can now enjoy their sport.

Maryborough Bears AFC Club
QUEENSLAND

Maryborough Bears AFC Club

The $100,000 HGA grant allowed these young girls to live out their footy dreams, they now have girl’s facilities. Hope to see them on the AFLW stage in the future!

NSW Powerchair Association
NEW SOUTH WALES

NSW Powerchair Association

Everyone wants to be able to play sport, the $100,000 HGA grant has gone to speedy and sporty new wheelchairs for these kids.

More recipients

Summer 2016/17

Surf Life Saving South Australia

New equipment

Cumberland City Football Club

New uniforms

Northern Barbarians Rugby Club

Facilities upgrade and equipment

Mossman Port Douglas Senior Rugby League Club

New uniforms

Golden Beach Surf Lifesaving Club

Facilities upgrade

Grenfell Eels Junior Cricket Club

New equipment

Edmonton PCYC

New equipment

Goulburn Valley Kart Club

Facilities upgrade

Angurugu Netball Clinics

New equipment

WA iSports

New uniforms and equipment

Murray River Warriors

New uniforms

Irishtown Football Club

New equipment

Towns Junior Football Club

New equipment

Moree and District Netball Association

New equipment

Eagles Baseball Club

Facilities upgrade

Cranbourne Southern Stars

New equipment and uniforms

Melbourne B1 Blind Football Club

New kickboards

Brothers Rugby League Football Club

New equipment

Winter 2016

Albury Rugby League Football Club, NSW

New uniforms and equipment

Berwick Panthers Basketball Club, VIC

Training equipment

Casuals Swans Hockey Club, WA

New uniforms

Dinmore Bushrats Soccer and Sports Club, QLD

New uniforms and equipment

Golden City Soccer Club, VIC

Training equipment

Lake Grace Gymnastics Club, WA

Facilities upgrade

MBK United Football Club, NSW

Facilities & equipment upgrade

NSW Powerchair Football Association, NSW

New wheelchairs for juniors

Ourimbah Rugby Club, NSW

Facilities upgrade

South Gawler Football Club, SA

New equipment

Surf Life Saving Illawarra, NSW

New nipper boards

Wavell Netball Club, QLD

New equipment

Weston Creek Indians Baseball Club, ACT

Storage facilities upgrade

Wheatbelt Regional Cricket Council, WA

Uniforms & equipment for juniors

Yale Tigers Teeball and Softball Club, WA

Uniforms & equipment for juniors

Summer 2015/16

Adelaide Eagles Little Athletics Centre, SA

Facilities Upgrade

Albion Football Club Sports Club Inc., VIC

Scoreboard

Bellingen Junior AFL Football Club, NSW

Scoreboard

Bluejays Softball Club Inc., SA

Uniforms

Bomaderry Junior Australian Football Club, NSW

Equipment

Boroondara Netball Association Inc., VIC

Modified Goal Posts

Central Highlands Junior Rugby League Club, QLD

Equipment

Central Whyalla Junior Football, SA

Uniforms & Equipment

Dungog Warriors Junior Rugby League Club, NSW

Uniforms & Equipment

Fortitude Valley Rugby League Football, QLD

Seating and Field Upgrade

Glenorchy Knights Football Club, TAS

Equipment

Helensburgh - Stanwell Park SLSC Inc., NSW

Equipment

Hervey Bay Softball Association Inc., QLD

Equipment

Kennedy - Pacific Swimming Club Inc., QLD

Equipment

Kununurra Demons Football Club, WA

Kombi Line Marker

Montrose Football Club, VIC

Uniforms & Equipment

Mount Larcom Bowls Club, QLD

Equipment

Northern Rattlers Basketball Club, SA

Uniforms & Equipment

Rockingham Basketball and Recreation Association, WA

Uniforms

Roleystone Gymnastics Club Inc., WA

Equipment

Swan Valley Netball Club, WA

New Uniforms & Equipment

Tigers Basketball Club Shepparton, VIC

Uniforms & Equipment

Wistow Cricket Club, SA

Facilities Upgrade

Winter 2015

Armadale Sporting Club, WA

New Scoreboard & Gear for Juniors

Banyule Cricket Club, VIC

Burkitt Oval Shade Structure

Bendigo & District Aboriginal Cooperative, VIC

New Uniforms & Equipment

Blue Lake Gymnastics Club, SA

New Uniforms & Equipment

Bundjalung Baygal Warriors Rugby League Football Club, NSW

New Uniforms

Camden Haven Surf Life Saving Club, NSW

Equipment Upgrades

Chiton Rocks Surf Life Saving Club, SA

New Surf & Ski Paddles

Dimbulah Football Club, QLD

Resurface Clubhouse Floors

Henley & Grange Baseball Club, SA

Facility & Equipment Upgrades

Ipswich City Soccer Allsports Club, QLD

New Uniforms & Equipment

Marist Junior Football Club, WA

Equipment Upgrades

Merrifield Park Tennis Club, WA

Kitchen Refurbishment

Perth Angels Football Club, WA

New Equipment

Plympton Sports & Recreation Club, SA

New Scoreboard & Storage Unit

Riding for the Disabled Association Kalang, TAS

Training Equipment Upgrades

Sussex Inlet Rugby League Football Club, NSW

Equipment & Gear Upgrades

Tilligerry and Districts Little Athletics Centre, NSW

New Equipment

Warrnambool & Districts Hockey Association, VIC

New Juniors' Equipment

Warwick & Districts Football Association, QLD

Inflatable Pitch

Woodend Hesket Football Netball Club, VIC

Court Lighting

Summer 2014/15

Blackwood Football Club, SA

Goal & Point Posts Replacement

Burnie Basketball Association, TAS

New Uniforms & Equipment

Central Districts Junior Rugby League Club, SA

New Uniforms & Equipment

Fletcher FC Saints, NSW

New Uniforms

Great Southern Gymsports, WA

New Gym Mats

Greta Football Netball Club, VIC

Fence Upgrade

Kingaroy Junior Football Club, QLD - Field Extension

New Irrigation & LineMarker

Koroit Football Netball Club, VIC

Ovens Replacement

Macleay Valley Eagles AFL, NSW

Refurbishment of Canteen

Maryborough City Soccer Club, VIC

New Uniforms & Equipment

Parkerville Senior Football Club, WA

New Equipment

Paskeville Netball Club, SA

Kitchen Upgrade

Quakers Hill JRLFC, NSW

New Equipment

Samford Riding for the Disabled, QLD

Tack Shed Construction

Tennant Creek Athletics Club, NT

New Discus Cage, Long Jump Pit Extension & Ride On Mower

Towns Football Club, WA

Change Room Renovation

Wagga Wagga Cycling Club, NSW

New Road Bikes

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Personal Finance

Fixed-rate Loans: A Guide

If you've got your eye on a new Holden and you're thinking about taking out a Fixed Rate Loan, you can find some information about the product here. The information sets out the key features of the loan, so you can decide if this type of loan may suit you.

The basics

What is a Fixed Rate Loan?

With a Fixed Rate Loan, the interest rate is locked in for the term of the loan and your repayments are set, so you know how much your regular repayment will be.

How does it work?
  • Step 1: Choose your new Holden
  • Step 2: Apply for a loan
  • Step 3: Get approved
  • Step 4: Drive away
Who would it suit?

A Fixed Rate Loan may be a good option if you want the confidence and certainty of knowing exactly how much each repayment will be. Plus, you can choose a loan term and weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments to suit your lifestyle.

What should I look out for?

Make sure you ask the necessary questions before you sign on the dotted line. Some important questions include:

  • How much interest will I pay during the life of the loan?
  • Are there any fees and charges on top of that?
  • Will I be charged additional costs if I pay the loan back early?
  • What will the repayments on the loan come to in total?
  • Will I still have a Balloon Payment at the end?

Key Features

Choice
  • A contract with your choice of term ranging from one to seven years, so you can decide what term best suits your needs.
Certainty
  • Know exactly how much you need to pay each week, fortnight or month.

Considerations

Paying Interest

Interest is charged on all loans, so you'll pay more than the price of the vehicle over the period of the loan.

End-of-term payments

If you chose a Balloon Payment option, you will owe a lump sum of money at the end of your contract. Be sure to factor that into your long-term budgets.
What's a Balloon Payment?

Choosing a Term

By choosing a longer term your regular repayments will be less, but you'll pay more interest in the long run. If you choose a shorter term your regular repayments will be more, but you'll pay less interest in the long run.

If you'd like more information, browse our handy personal finance articles or ask the finance manager at your local Holden dealership.

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The information provided on this website is intended to provide general information only. Holden Financial Services does not provide taxation advice. You should obtain independent taxation advice. Please speak to an independent advisor for any tax-related queries.

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Personal Finance

Balloon Payments: A Guide

Read on to find out if a Balloon Payment might suit your requirements.

The basics

What is a Balloon Payment?

A Balloon Payment is a lump sum of money, additional to your monthly repayments, that is due at the end of the loan term. You should ensure that this payment meets your needs and that you have a plan to fund the payment.

For example: Say you borrow $40,000 over 5 years to pay for your car and choose to have a $10,000 (25%) Balloon Payment on your loan. Your monthly repayments will be lower than if you had no Balloon Payment, but you will still owe the financier $10,000 at the end of the 5 year loan term.

If you'd like more information, browse our handy personal finance articles or ask the finance manager at your local Holden dealership.

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The information provided on this website is intended to provide general information only. Holden Financial Services does not provide taxation advice. You should obtain independent taxation advice.

Holden Financial Services are not providers of taxation advice. Please speak to an independent advisor for any tax-related queries.

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Who's able to apply?

Basically, any sporting club or community organisation that runs or supports sporting activities can apply. But to make sure, just check out our rules and guidelines.

Here's what you'll need.

You just need to apply for vouchers by filling in the form. But If you're applying for a grant, you'll need to tell us the big dream - and how you'll spend the money making it happen. Here's what you'll need to tell us:

Your club

  • Club details
  • A club story
  • Website address (optional)
  • Facebook address (optional)

Your dream

  • Project name & description
  • Grant amount
  • Who will be benefiting from the grant
  • Clubs main source of funding
  • Images & Youtube video to support application (optional)

Your details

  • Your name
  • Your position
  • Your contact details
  • Secondary contact details

Apply now

To apply please visit this webpage from a tablet, laptop or a desktop computer

Apply Now Request club vouchers

Frequently asked questions

How do I apply?

To apply, visit the website using a desktop or laptop computer (you can’t apply on your mobile or tablet device). Click the 'Apply now' button.
The application form can only be accessed while entries for that round are open.
Summer 2017 entries open on 1st November 2017.

What grants will be available for clubs through Home Ground Advantage?

You can apply for any amount up to the full $250,000 - but it would have to be an exceptional project for us to award all the funds to a single club. Keep in mind, the average value awarded so far is $12,500.

We want the grants to have the biggest impact they can.

Who can apply?

Any sporting club or community organisation which runs and supports sporting activities within Australia.

What types of projects will be funded?

Home Ground Advantage grant applications will be considered for the below:

  1. Tangible projects – including upgrading, constructing or improving facilities, upgrading or purchasing equipment, and buying uniforms and other assets
  2. Developing exceptional talent – including special coaching or funding for trips to compete or gain experience

Can I submit more than one application for my club?

Yes. You might want to apply for a big project, as well as a smaller project, and submit an application for each.

How will the application be assessed?

All applications are individually assessed by the Holden Home Ground Advantage team based on its merit relative to the other applications in that particular round.

Consideration will include, but not limited to, the following:

  1. Eligibility of the submission – does it comply with the terms and conditions?
  2. The role the club plays in the local community.
  3. The impact the grant will have on the club, the community or talented individuals.
  4. Long-term benefits to the club.
  5. The club's story.

A shortlist is prepared and often further research is conducted, including a call to your club requesting additional information. Please note that being contacted does not necessarily mean you have been successful.

What will not be funded?

The following items will not be funded:

  1. Recurring operational expenses.
  2. The repayment of debt.
  3. Projects that have already been completed.

What browser can I use?

We recommend you use the current version of browsers to make sure our web pages display quickly, and that you have the latest security updates. If you use older browsers, you might notice some functions and features may not work perfectly when visiting the Holden website.

We recommend the following browsers – each has a link to download them if you need.

The application form does not support Internet Explorer 9 (and earlier) for Windows or applications on tablet or mobile devices. So you can't apply on your phone or tablet.

What are the 2017 summer application timelines?

The 2017 summer round opens on 1st November 2017 and closes on 31st March 2018.

Can the Home Ground Advantage Team help me complete my application?

No. The Home Ground Advantage team are not able to help clubs fill out applications because that would give clubs the wrong kind of advantage.

If my application is not successful, can I apply again?

Yes. We encourage you to apply again as each round is very different and assessed independently of previous rounds. Not being successful in one round doesn’t impact your chances of success in future rounds.

What about GST?

Home Ground Advantage grants are exclusive of GST. Where the grant recipient is registered for GST, Holden will pay the grant and the applicable GST. Where the grant recipient is not registered for GST, the GST amount will not be added to the grant. See the terms and conditions for more information.

What are the terms and conditions?

Read the terms and conditions here.

Do you have a question? Email us at enquiries@holdenhga.com.au