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Cumberland Community Grants

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

Applications open 9am Wednesday 29 January 2020 close at 4pm on Wednesday, 26th February 2020.

 

Available grant opportunities

Applications are open to local not-for-profit organisations and individuals. Round 2 of the Cumberland Community Grants Program will fund projects in the following grants streams:

  • Community Events
  • Community Participation (Small)
  • Creative Cumberland 
  • Minor Capital 
  • Small Equipment 

Introducing The Rising Star Sports 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 Sports Award provides 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. In 2019/20 this grant will be open all year round with applications assessed monthly.

Applications close on the last Monday of every month.

Apply for the Rising Star Sports Award.

How to Apply

Applications need to be submitted through the application forms on the SmartyGrants website. Application form will be available online when the round opens on 29th January 2020.

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. They're also an opportunity to meet potential project partners.

  • Date: 4 February 2020
  • Time: 10am to 12pm
  • Venue: Sommerville room, Auburn Town Hall, 1 Susan Street Auburn 2144

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

  • Date: 5th February 2020

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 – bookings are essential.

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

Date: Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Time 9:30am to 1pm

Venue: Sommerville room, Auburn Town Hall, 1 Susan Street Auburn 2144

 

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

  • Date: Wednesday, 19 February 2020
  • Time: 9.30am to 1pm
  • Venue: Sommerville room, Auburn Town Hall, 1 Susan Street Auburn 2144

Bookings: Book through Eventbrite 

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, 13 February 2020

Time: 10am to 3pm

Venue: Sommerville room, Auburn Town Hall, 1 Susan Street Auburn 2144

Bookings: Book through Eventbrite 

 

Date: Monday 17 February 2020

Time: 5pm to 8pm

Venue: Merrylands Chamber, Cumberland Council, 16 Memorial Avenue Merrylands 2160

Bookings: Book through Eventbrite 

 

Date: Thursday 20 February 2020

Time: 10am to 3pm

Venue: Committee Room 1, Cumberland Council, 16 Memorial Avenue Merrylands 2160

Bookings: Book through Eventbrite 

Useful resources

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

To prepare for future grant applications, we recommend you read through the following resource:

 

Grant application forms

These documents are required for most grant applications:

Cumberland Grants Bulletin

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

Contact

For further information, please contact Cumberland Council’s Grants Team on (02) 8757 9800 or email grants@cumberland.nsw.gov.au