Manningham Council is committed to developing and fostering partnerships with not-for-profit groups and organisations whose work enriches the municipality and is consistent with Council’s vision. 

What Grant Categories can I apply for?

Grant category and purposeFunding allocationTiming
Community Development
Achieve community development outcomes that respond to the needs of Manningham’s diverse community
Between $3,001 and $20,000

Annually in February

Arts and Culture
Support arts and cultural activities that align with the Manningham Cultural Strategy 2013-17
Between $3,001 and $20,000

Annually in February

Small Grants
Support community strengthening initiatives and enhance the quality of life of Manningham residents
Up to $3,000

Bi-annually in February and September


Community Partnership
Provides financial assistance beyond 12 months to provide specialist services/projects responding to Council's strategic directions
Over $20,001Available every 4 years. Next round opens in 2019


Eligibility: Who can apply for a grant?

A pre-eligibility assessment is conducted for all applications. Any ineligible applications will be removed from the assessment process.

Grants applicants must be:

  • A not-for-profit constituted body such as an Incorporated Association or a Company by Limited Guarantee, or
  • Auspiced by a not-for-profit organisation that is incorporated and be able to accept legal and financial responsibility for the project, or
  • A school. 

For a full list of eligibility criteria, refer to page 4 of Icon for application/pdf Community Grant Program Guidelines 2017-2018 (1.42 MB)

How to apply

For information on how to apply for a grant, visit applying for community grants.

Grant Recipients

Council has recently endorsed 28 applications for the 2017/18 Community Grant Program with a total funding of $230,000. View a list of the Icon for application/pdf 2017/2018 Community Grant Recipients (258.69 KB)

The 2016/17 Community Grant Program funded 84 community organisations totaling approximately $345,000. View the list of Icon for application/pdf 2016/2017 Community Grant Recipients (425.24 KB)