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Clubs for Cumberland

Clubs for Cumberland is a community grants program supporting local projects and services that provide assistance to people in the Cumberland area.

What is ClubGRANTS?

ClubGRANTS is a community grants program funded by local clubs and administered by Cumberland City 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.

What you can 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

Schools, local Government and 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.

How to apply

The Guidelines and application form will be available for download when the round opens on 1 April 2020. Applications need to be submitted through the application forms on the SmartyGrants website.

Helpful Workshops for preparing grant applications

Places are limited in the following sessions and workshops. If sessions are booked out, you can put your name on the waiting list.

Information session

Join a live video broadcast of the Information Session

Date: Tuesdays 7 April 2020

Time: 1.30pm- 3pm

Bookings: Please book on Eventbrite

Advisory Desk Sessions

Book a session for tailored advice on your project and grant application. 

Spaces are limited, so bookings are essential

Date: 23 April 2020 

Time: 10am to 3pm

Bookings: Please book on Eventbrite

Date: 30 April 2020 

Time: 10am to 3pm

Bookings: Please book on Eventbrite


Resources to assist with writing a Grant Application

If you are planning to apply for a grant, we highly recommend you review the following resources.

Further information

For further information, please contact Cumberland City Council’s Grants Officers on 02 8757 9800 or 02 8757 9276 or email

You can also sign up for the monthly Cumberland City Council Grants Bulletin to receive emails about upcoming grant opportunities.