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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.

Applications now open

Applications now open. Applications close Thursday 2 May 2019 at 4pm.

How to prepare your Application

Applications are open to local not-for-profit organisations with an ABN. Organisations without an ABN must be sponsored by an incorporated organisation.

You can attend grant preparation workshops and access resources to help put your application together.

How to Apply

For information on how to apply, download the 2019 Clubs for Cumberland ClubGRANTS Guidelines.

Applications need to be submitted through the SmartyGrants website using the ClubGrants application form.

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 Sessions

These 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.

  • When: Wednesday 3 April 2019 from 10am to 12pm
  • Where: Lynwood Room, 22-55 Tamplin Road, Guildford NSW 2161

Book your spot in the Information Session

You can also join a live video conference of the Information Session

  • When: Thursday 4 April 2019 from 1:30pm to 3pm

Book your spot for the live video conference

Preparing a Successful Grant Application Workshop

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.

Limited spaces – Delivered in two parts - Attendance at both sessions is required.

Workshop 1: Focus on the project description, funding priority and project timeline.

  • When: Wednesday 10 April and Wednesday 17 April 2019 from 9:30am to 1pm
  • Where: Lynwood Room, 22-55 Tamplin Road, Guildford NSW 2161

Book your spot in the two-part Grant Writing Workshop

Advisory Desk Sessions

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.

Limited spaces – bookings are essential.

  • When: Tuesday 16 April from 10am to 3pm
  • Where: Lynwood Room, 22-55 Tamplin Road, Guildford NSW 2161

Book your spot for the 16 April Advisory sessions

  • When: Tuesday 30 April from 10am to 4pm
  • Where: Lynwood Room, 22-55 Tamplin Road, Guildford NSW 2161

Book your spot for the 30 April Advisory sessions

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.

Checklists and Templates

Documents from Previous Grant Rounds


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

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