The Ravenswood Over 50s Club faced dire straits amid the peak of the coronavirus pandemic in Tasmania, with the possibility of it closing its doors forever.
Mounting costs and loss in revenue due to lockdown laws meant keeping the lights and heaters on became difficult.
Fortunately, through support provided by stakeholders, including non-for-profit Clubs Tasmania, the club has stayed afloat.
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Ravenswood Over 50s Club president Nik Djonlija and manager Karen Jacobs said the club provided a crucial platform for numerous community groups and organisations.
"It's an asset to the community ... if we closed our doors there's a lot of community groups and people out there that would affect," Ms Jacobs said.
"We froze to death in the back office ... trying to do what we could do to save the club because we didn't think we were going to be able to open these doors again."
Tasmanian Hospitality Association affiliate Clubs Tasmania has a partnership with Energy ROI, allowing them to assist clubs in finding ways to save big on their energy costs.
Together with Energy ROI, the club will save about $21,000 over three years.
It's an asset to the community ... if we closed our doors there's a lot of community groups and people out there that would affect.Karen Jacobs
Clubs Tasmania project manager Andrew Moore said the group also advocated for a renegotiating of the club's insurance and applied for grants, saving another $6000.
"Clubs provide two important services to the community: they keep communities connected, they create a place for people to meet and belong," he said.
"The second point is they play a role in increasing participation as well."
Clubs Tasmania is a club advocacy group started at the beginning 2019 - it has grown from 38 initial member clubs to 151.
Mr Djonlija said the club needed further support paying other bills as well as sustaining running costs.