Cumberland Community Grants

If you have an idea to develop a vibrant, sustainable and inclusive Cumberland community, apply for a Cumberland Community Grant.

2020/21 Cumberland Community Grants Program

Applications open 9am, Wednesday 27 January 2021 and close 4pm, Wednesday 24 February 2021.

Cumberland City Council’s Community Grants Program provides grants to local not for profit organisations and individuals for projects which aim to develop a more vibrant, sustainable and inclusive Cumberland community.

This round aims to support community organisations in the effective delivery of programs that respond to local community needs as a result of COVID-19. Cumberland Community Grants Program will fund projects in the following grants streams: Community Participation (Small) and Small Equipment Fund.

How to Apply

View the Community Grants Program Guidelines 2021.

Applications need to be submitted through the application form on the SmartyGrants website when the round opens on 27 January 2021.


Information Sessions

The information 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.

Advisory Desk Sessions

Book one session for any of the following dates 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. Bookings are essential as spaces are limited.

Resources to Assist with Writing a Grant Applications

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

Checklists and Templates

Cumberland Grants Bulletin

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


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