Workshops and resources

Explore a wide range of resources, including information sessions and workshops aimed at enhancing your community grants writing skills.

Community Grants Advisory Desk Sessions

Multiple session times and dates available from 1 April to 8 May 2024

Learn more about Cumberland  Community Grants and book a face to face and/or online session session to discuss your project and grant application.

At this session you can discuss:

  • Available streams
  • Eligibility to apply
  • Application processes
  • Timeframes and submission periods

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Successful Grant Writing in Cumberland

Thursday 14 March from 9am to 12 noon

This free face to face workshop is open to all applicants and outlines how to effectively write a successful grant application.

  • Understanding the funder and what they want from you
  • Aligning the project with the funder outcomes
  • Defining the project’s benefit for the community
  • Deciding if you should apply for the grant
  • Finding evidence to support your project
  • Understanding grant eligibility criteria and guidelines

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Project planning tools

A project work plan is a great way for you to develop a project idea and assists us with the assessment of your funding application.

A project plan allows you to list all the tasks and activities you will need to do in order to deliver your project and demonstrates to assessors the level of planning you have undertaken. You can create your own project plan or use the below tools:

Other community training opportunities

Inviting a Councillor to your event

If you have received funding from the Cumberland Community Grants Program you can invite the Mayor and Councillors to your project event or activity. 

Simply complete the fillable Inviting a Council Official form and email it to

Be sure to specify:

  • the name of the project that you received funding for, to which the event or activity relates to
  • if you wish a Councillor to speak at your event or activity.

Due to very full schedules there is no guarantee that Councillors will be available to attend your event, however, we will notify you by your RSVP date which Councillors are available to attend.

How to become an Incorporated Group

Do you and your fellow community members have a desire to formalise as a group so that you can apply for Community Grants above $500? Maybe you need to consider becoming an Incorporated group.

Being Incorporated allows community groups or associations to receive recognition as a legal entity separate from its members and offers some protection from any debts or liabilities incurred by the group. An Incorporated group or association cannot make a profit and needs to abide by relevant legislations.

To find out more about becoming an Incorporated entity visit Fair Trading NSW.

Contact us

For further information, contact Cumberland City Council’s Grant Officers, by phone on 8757 9800 or email