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Clubs for Cumberland – ClubGRANTS

Clubs for Cumberland

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

Applications open 9am Monday 9 April 2018 and close 4pm, Monday 7 May 2018.

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.

The Guidelines will be available for downloaded when the round opens on 9 April 2018.

What can I apply for?

The Clubs for Cumberland ClubGRANTS Scheme will fund projects that address the following priorities: Community Safety, Education and Employment, Health and Wellbeing, Social Cohesion and Participation, Sustainability, Youth. 

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 when the round opens on 9 April 2018. Click here to go to the application form.

Preparing a Successful ClubGRANT 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.

  • Part 1: Thursday 19 April 2018, 9.30am - 1pm  AND  Part 2: Thursday 26 April 2018, 9.30am - 1pm

Venue: Club Merrylands Bowling Cnr Oxford & Newman Street Merrylands

Book your spot in the grant writing workshops here

Advisory Desk Session

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).

  • Monday 30 April 2018, 10am to 5pm

Venue: Dooley Lidcombe Catholic Club, John Street, Lidcombe

Book your session for tailored feedback on your application 

  • Wednesday 2 May 2018, 1pm to 5pm

Venue: Club Merrylands Bowling Club, Cnr Oxford & Newman Streets, Merrylands

Book your session for tailored feedback on your application

Previous Rounds

A summary of projects funded in 2017 can be viewed in the ‘Feedback Summary for Clubs for Cumberland ClubGRANTS Scheme document. This document also includes information on the assessment process and feedback on the main strengths and weaknesses of applications submitted. This document is compiled to assist organisations with their future grant applications.

Progress reports for projects funded in 2017 are due 28 March 2018.

Final acquittal reports for projects funded in 2017 are due 28 November 2018.

Cumberland Grants Bulletin

Sign up for the monthly Cumberland Council Grants Bulletin to receive emails about grant opportunities.

More Information

For further information, please contact Cumberland Council’s Grants Officer, Marie Sesay on 8757 9800 or email