Cumberland Community Grants

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

2020/2021 Cumberland Community Grants Program

Applications open 9am, Wednesday 1 September 2021 and close 4pm, Thursday 30 September 2021.

Our 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.

Who can apply?

Applications are open to local not for profit organisations and community groups. This round will fund projects in the Community Participation Small Grants Program, focusing on health literacy.

How to apply

Applications need to be submitted through the online application form on the SmartyGrants website.

The Community Grants Program Guidelines is available now.

Information Session

This session was recorded live on 15 September 2021 and is available to watch below.

It explains the funding priorities, how applications will be assessed and conditions for successful applicants. 

Online Advisory Desk Sessions

Book an online session for tailored advice on your project and grant application. Have your draft application and project ideas ready and receive feedback and tips on how to write your grant proposal.

Bookings are essential as available time slots on the following session days are limited. Once you make a booking you will receive a calendar invitation in order to access your session.

Session 1

When: 10am to 3pm on Tuesday 21 September 2021
Make a booking

Session 2

When: 10am to 3pm on Monday 27 September 2021
Make a booking


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 rounds

View round one of the Cumberland Community Grants Program Guidelines 2021.

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 our Grants Team by phone 02 8757 9800 or 02 8757 9276 or