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Cumberland Community Grants Program

Financial support is available for local, not-for-profit organisations and individuals to develop a vibrant, sustainable and inclusive Cumberland community. Register for a grant application workshop and access resources to help you apply.

Applications open 9am Tuesday 29 January, 2019 and close 4pm Thursday 28 February, 2018.

Round Three of the 2018/19 Cumberland Community Grants Program will fund projects in the following grants streams:

  • The Rising Star Award (new)
  • Community Events
  • Community Participation (Small and Large)
  • Arts and Culture
  • Small Equipment
  • Infrastructure.

The Cumberland Community Grants Program Guidelines and Application Form will be available online here when the round opens on 29 January 2019.


Introducing The Rising Star Award

This new award aims to celebrate and support the achievements of local residents who are pursuing excellence in the field of sport.

The Rising Star Award will provide one off financial assistance to individual local athletes of any age who have been selected to represent their sport at a state, national or international level.


Helpful Workshops for Preparing Grant Applications

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.

  • Date: Tuesday 5 Feb 2019 - SOLD OUT
  • Time: 10am – 12pm
  • Venue: Training Room, 90 O'Neill St, Guildford Community Centre

Place your name on the waiting list for the info session at Guildford Community Centre 

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

  • When: 7 Feb 2019
  • Time: 1:30pm -3:00pm

Book your spot for the live video conference

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.

Limited spaces – bookings are essential.

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

  • Date Tuesday 12 Feb 2019 SOLD OUT
  • Time 9.30pm – 1pm
  • Venue: Training Room, 90 O'Neill St, Guildford Community Centre

Workshop 2: Focus on project budget, evaluation and outcomes.

  • Date Tuesday 19 Feb 2019 SOLD OUT
  • Time 9.30pm – 1pm
  • Venue: Training Room, 90 O'Neill St, Guildford Community Centre

Place your name on the waiting list for the 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.

  • Date: Thursday 21 Feb 2019
  • Time: 9.30am – 1pm
  • Venue: Training Room, 90 O'Neill St, Guildford Community Centre

Book your spot for the 21 February Advisory sessions

  • Date: Monday 25 Feb 2019
  • Time: 10am - 3pm
  • Venue: Committee Room 1, 16 Memorial Avenue Merrylands

Book your spot for the 25 February Advisory sessions


Resources to Assist with Writing a Grant Application

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

Checklists and Templates

Documents from Previous Grant Rounds


Contact 

For further information, please contact Cumberland Council’s Grants Officer on 8757 9800 or 8757 9276 or email grants@cumberland.nsw.gov.au

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