Clubs for Cumberland

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

Applications closed at 4pm on Thursday 28 April 2022

What is ClubGRANTS?

ClubGRANTS is a community development 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.

Participating clubs in the Cumberland Local Government Area (LGA) include:

  • Auburn Soccer Sports Club
  • Auburn Tennis Club
  • DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club
  • Granville Diggers
  • Guildford Leagues
  • Club Merrylands Bowling
  • Merrylands RSL
  • Wenty Leagues

Who can apply?

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.

Applications are open to schools, local Government and non-profit community based, incorporated organisations with an Australian Business Number (ABN). Organisations without an ABN must be sponsored by an incorporated organisation.

Resources and documents

Guidelines and previous successful applicants

Checklists and templates

ClubGRANTS online applicant user manual


  • Progress reports for projects funded in 2021 are due 28 March 2022.
  • Final acquittal reports for projects funded in 2021 are due 28 November 2022.

Cumberland Grants Bulletin

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

Further information and contacts

For further information, please contact our Grants Officers on 02 8757 9800 or email

For all technical enquiries relating to the ClubGRANTS Online system please contact Member Enquiries Centre (MEC) on 1300 730 001.