MORE than a million dollars is up for grabs to local community groups through the latest Clubs for Cumberland Grants scheme.
Administered by Cumberland Council, the grants scheme is funded by a tax rebate on gaming machine profits of over $1 million through eight participating clubs.
Mayor Greg Cummings said it was a fantastic opportunity for organisations to gain extra funds to support projects and services that assisted people within the Local Government Area (LGA).
"Last year we were able to award over $1.1 million worth of Club Grant funds to 71 projects and services, and the council is looking forward to being able to provide that level of support once again," he said.
"The funding priorities this year are for a broad range of projects promoting community safety, education and employment, health and wellbeing, social cohesion and participation, sustainability, and youth.
"The council is hosting free information sessions and workshops throughout April to help explain the grant process, how applications will be assessed, how to prepare a successful application and offering feedback.
"I encourage organisations to take advantage of the free help on offer. The information sessions are a good opportunity to learn about the grants and also meet potential project partners which can increase your project's impact in the community.
For more information, contact the council's Grants Officer on 8757 9800 or visit cumberland.nsw.gov.au/clubgrants.