Clubs for Cumberland – ClubGRANTS

Due to Council mergers, the former Auburn and Holroyd ClubGRANTS Schemes have been joined. The new scheme is now called Clubs for Cumberland.

Application opens 9am Monday 3 April 2017 and closes 4pm, Monday 22 May 2017

What is ClubGRANTS?

ClubGRANTS is a community grants program funded by local clubs and administered by Cumberland Council. The scheme enables registered clubs with gaming machine profits over $1 million to apply for a tax rebate (of 1.85%). The tax rebate is used to provide grants to not-for-profit community organisations for community projects. The Scheme is guided by the Gaming Machine Tax Act 2001.

ClubGRANTS Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions

What Can I Apply For?

The Clubs for Cumberland Scheme aims to support local projects and services that assist people within the Cumberland Local Government Area (LGA). Funded projects must be in the areas of Community Welfare and Social Services, Community Development, Community Health Services and Employment Assistance Activities.

Who Can Apply?

Local non-profit community based, incorporated organisations with an Australian Business Number (ABN) can apply. Organisations without an ABN must be sponsored by an incorporated organisation.

Applications can be submitted online at

The Project Partner Acknowledgement form can be downloaded here.

Information Sessions:

These information sessions will explain the funding priorities, how applications will be assessed and conditions for successful applicants. It will also be an opportunity to meet potential project partners.

Preparing a Successful Grant Application Workshops:

These free workshops will assist participants to develop and write their grant applications. The workshops will focus on specific questions in the application form including project description, budget, project outcomes and evaluation. They will be delivered in two parts – attendance at both sessions is required.

Advisory Desks:

Book a session for tailored advice on your project and grant application. Bring your draft application and project ideas and receive feedback and tips on how to write your grant proposal. (NOTE: Limited spaces – bookings are essential).

More Information

For further information, please contact Cumberland Council’s Community Projects Officer, Marie Sesay on 02 9840 9910 or email: