The Small Grant is a category of the Community Grant Program and enables not-for-profit groups and organisations to deliver one-off, innovative activities that support community strengthening initiatives and enhance the quality of life of Manningham residents.


Small Grants aim to:

  • Respond to a clearly identified community need
  • Facilitate community participation in a range of local activities and enhance access for individuals and groups that are identified as having high needs
  • Enhance local network development and partnerships
  • Provide capacity building opportunities including skills development and learning.


There are two funding rounds per year for Small Grants – February and September.

Funding Allocation

Funds available up to $3,000. Allocations are for one financial year and are not recurrent. The total notional allocation is $110,000 per annum.

Not-for-profit groups and organisations may only receive one Small Grant per year.

How to Apply

For applicants wishing to apply for the February 2017 Small Grants category, please refer to the assessment criteria on page 9 of the Icon for application/pdf Community Grant Program Guidelines 2016-17 (348.85 KB)

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