Community Grant Program

The Community Grant Program supports groups delivering programs and activities that benefits the community. Our goal is to develop partnerships with not-for-profit groups and organisations that enriches the area and share our vision.
 

Community grants information session

 

Who can apply for a grant

There’s five grant categories each with their own goals, values and timing.

Grant applicants must be either:

  • A not-for-profit constituted body such as an incorporated association or a company by limited guarantee.
  • An incorporated organisation supported by a not-for-profit organisation and able to accept legal and financial responsibility for the project.
  • A school.

They must also meet eligibility criteria for the grant category.  

 

How to apply

Choose one of grant categories below to find out how to apply

Grant category and purpose Funding allocation Timing

Community Partnership

Achieve longer term community and cultural development outcomes through strategic partnerships that respond to our priorities and directions.

Up to $50,000 per year to a total of $200,000 over four years.

Every four years.

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Community Development

Achieve community development outcomes that respond to the needs of our diverse community.

Between $3,001 and $20,000.

Annually in February.

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Arts

Support activities that provide opportunities to participate in arts, culture and heritage.

Between $3,001 and $20,000.

Annually in February.

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Festivals and Events

Support community led festivals and events that attract visitors to Manningham and activates key locations.

Between $3,001 and $20,000.

Annually in February.

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Small Grants

Support community strengthening initiatives and enhance the quality of life of Manningham residents.

Community Strengthening category: Up to $3,000.

Equipment Purchase category: Up to $1,500 as a 50% co-contribution of the total cost of equipment.

Applications can be submitted all year and are assessed quarterly.

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Need help with your application?

Contact us.

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Current grant recipients

Community Grant Program - 2022/23

Arts Grants 

Organisation name Project title Allocation

The Pottery Expo

Connection    

An exhibition of photographs and a projection event with the theme of connection and what it means to the local community.

$15,000

Warrandyte Mechanics Institute and Arts Association Inc. (Warrandyte Arts)

Re-invigorating Warrandyte Arts  

To deliver a series of workshops and programs to provide opportunity for people to undertake artistic endeavours including pottery, life drawing and playwriting, acting, directing, and lighting design.

$6,876

 

Festival and Events Grants 

Organisation name Project title Allocation

Greythorn Bowls Club as auspice for Manningham Bowls Group

Grand Fun Day

A 'Grand Fun Day' event to promote healthy, safe & inclusive sport/recreation of community lawn bowls, to people of all generations/abilities.

$10,720

Rotary Club of Templestowe Inc.

Walk 4 Youth Mental Health

An event to build community unity and increased awareness of the issue of youth mental health in Manningham and provide an opportunity for the wider community to become aware.

$11,839

SESTAA - Society for Empowerment, Service, Training and Awareness Australia Incorporated

A Very Special Performing Arts Evening, for One and All

Dance workshops to people with a disability and host performing arts events to celebrate International Day of Families in 2023 and showcase participants talents to the wider community.

$7,700

Templestowe College

Unleash - All-age concerts by and for Young Musos

'Unleash - A series of all-age concerts by and for the Young Musos of Manningham'. The program will provide an opportunity for youth in Manningham to connect around youth culture, music, and creative expression and develop a range of skills in production, promotion and front of house that will introduce an industry based learning experience.

$20,000

Wonga Park Community Cottage

Youth Speaks and Play in Wonga Park

The 'Youth Speaks and Play in Wonga Park' event will provide an opportunity for local youth, their families and friends to come together and participate in an arts focused activity and enhance social connections.

$9,000

 

Community Development Grants

Organisation name Project title Allocation

Chinese Health Foundation of Australia

Hearts in Hands in Manningham, Family Violence Free for Women

A program to raise awareness of family violence for the Chinese community that will also address prevention and inform on the supports available.

$16,000

Doncaster Bowling Club

Developing a Sporting Community Hub

To purchase equipment to develop a sporting hub that will assist people with disability/mobility issues to continue to participate in the sport and assist with combating social isolation.

$5,013

Doncaster Junior Football Club

"Footy for Fun" Multicultural Inclusion Come-and-Try Days

An activity that will provide opportunities for multicultural communities to get active through football and be introduced to community sport. 

$5,000

Eastern Domestic Violence Service Inc.
(EDVOS)

Level Playgroup for Multicultural Families in Manningham

A Level Playgroup program to multicultural families in partnership with Migrant Information Centre, informing women from diverse backgrounds on gender equality and offering support services to them and their children.

$13,120

LinC Church Services Network Inc.

(Trading as LinC Manningham)

Community support for those in need.

A program to support the most vulnerable in the community with the provision of food vouchers and assistance to navigate longer term support.

$2,731

Living and learning at Ajani Inc

Engage with your Neighbourhood House

A range of low cost programs for the community to increase connections and engagement and improve their social and emotional wellbeing.

$20,000

Manningham Christian Centre

Fighting Hunger in Manningham. 

To establish food pantries in partnership with Manningham community organisations to support the increase in requests for food relief that can be attributed to Covid and the increases in the cost of living.

$14,632

Manningham Inclusive Community Housing Inc. (MICH)

Transition into Independent Living 

A program to support people with an intellectual disability to gain skills and confidence to transition to independent living.

$18,103

Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre

Climate Action in Park Orchards

A climate action group in Park Orchards to support the sustainability of Park Orchards and include guest speakers on a range of environment and sustainability topics to educate the community and implement climate adaption practices.

$11,000

Vantage Point Community

Upgrade Food Transport Vehicle for Increased Access to Fresh Foods

To contribute to the purchase a refrigerated food truck to increase access to fresh food and refrigerated items for the Vantage Point Foodbank program to support the vulnerable Manningham community.

$20,000

Warrandyte Neighbourhood House

Reinvent, Repurpose & Restore

To provide the community with opportunity to learn the impact of waste and how to repurpose items for a more sustainable future and feature an exhibition of artists who up cycle waste materials to create their arts and crafts. 

$10,300

The Pottery Expo

Connection

An exhibition of photographs and a projection event with the theme of connection and what it means to the local community.

$15,000

Warrandyte Mechanics Institute and Arts Association Inc.

(Warrandyte Arts)

Re-invigorating Warrandyte Arts

To deliver a series of workshops and programs to provide opportunity for people to undertake artistic endeavours including pottery, life drawing and playwriting, acting, directing and lighting design.

$6,876

Manningham Community Fund 

Organisation name Project title Allocation

LinC Church Services Network Inc.

(Trading as LinC Manningham)

Community Support for those in Need.

A program to support the most vulnerable in the community with the provision of food vouchers and assistance to navigate longer term support.

$3,269

Rights Employment Accommodation Leisure Inc. REAL

REAL Cultural Diversity

To inform Manningham residents from diverse ethnic communities of the opportunities for social and activity inclusion of adults with intellectual disabilities and to raise awareness of the organisation.

$18,583

Community Partnership Grants (year one - 2022)

Organisation name Project title Allocation for year one
1 Jan to 31 Dec 2022

Manningham Musicians Association

Manningham Concert Band Concert Program

A series of concerts in the local community and civic events.

$7,976.26

Pensioners Association of Bulleen and Templestowe Inc.

Together We Move Forward

A program of activities for seniors from diverse backgrounds to build community connections and reduce social isolation.

$15,000

Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre

Community Connection and Engagement for ALL

A range of low cost programs for the community to increase connection and engagement in community life.

$50,000

Manningham Christian Centre

CareNet- Food Collective Manningham

A co-operative food relief network with existing and new emergency food service providers in Manningham

$50,000

Warrandyte Community Church

Warrandyte Community Carols

A community celebration event at Stiggants Reserve, Warrandyte

$7,400

Eastern Volunteers

Manningham Youth Employment Pathways Program

A program to encourage and upskill youth into active community participation.

$50,000

Wonga Park Community Cottage

Accessing and Connecting with Community Life in Wonga Park

A program of affordable activities for the local community to improve their health and wellbeing.

$50,000

Pines Learning Incorporated

Linking Together through Connection and Community Engagement

A program of a range of recreational and social community programs to support community participation.

$50,000

Kevin Heinze Grow

Kevin Heinze Grow

To deliver therapeutic, capacity building programs for people in need including people with a disability or poor mental health.

$50,000

Warrandyte Neighbourhood House

Mind, Body, Community: building community health, social connection and wellbeing.

A program of activities for the community to promote active lifestyles and reduce social isolation and loneliness.

$50,000

Living and learning at Ajani Incorporated

Let's Connect

A program of activities at minimal or no cost to improve health and fitness, connection to and engagement in community life for all Manningham residents

$50,000

Women's Friendship Group Inc.

Friendship

 A support group for senior women from diverse backgrounds to increase connections and participation in community life.

$8,000

Heide Museum of Modern Art

Cultural and Community Connection at Heide    

Reducing the financial barriers for Manningham residents to experience arts and culture through the Heide Museum

$30,000

The Chinese Senior Citizens Club of Manningham Inc.

Positive Ageing Program for Chinese Seniors    

Offer a range of additional activities to meet the needs of the increasing membership.

$35,868

Doncaster Community Care and Counselling Centre
(Doncare)

Healthy Young Men's (HYM) Program    

A program to respond to the needs of young men and individuals who identify as men aged 12-25  through counselling, therapeutic groups and place based service delivery.

$50,000

The Onemda Association

Onemda Community Cafe Program 

To establish a Community Cafe, providing young adults with intellectual disabilities exposure and practical skills in customer service, food preparation, money handling and the overall concept of running a business

$34,155

Lions Club of Park Orchards

Park Orchards Community Carols  

A community run, cultural end of year celebration event

$6,723

Rotary Club of Templestowe

Manningham Family Festival    

A family festival at Finns Reserve 

$12,000

Rights Employment Accommodation Leisure Inc REAL

REAL Pathways    

A program to provide opportunities for adults with an intellectual disability to engage in community life.

$33,064

Women's Health East

Taking Action to Combat Racism and Support Manningham Chinese Communities    

A program to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of Mandarin-speaking women in Manningham by providing opportunities for increased social connection and engagement in community life.

$48,775

Victorian Skateboard Association Inc

Manningham Skate Park Activation Project    

A capacity building program for Manningham residents to build a sustainable skateboarding ecosystem.

$20,000

VP Community Holdings Ltd

Healthy Food Accessibility and Education    

To increase the ratio of healthy food available through the foodbank program and offer an education program around preparing low cost, good quality meals.

$50,000

Eastern Community Legal Centre

Promoting Legal and Social Wellbeing in Manningham    

A range of activities and support services for Manningham residents that address legal and social wellbeing across the prevention continuum, including a focus on legal response, early intervention, education and primary prevention.

$50,000

Small Grants 

Organisation name Project title Allocation

Veneto Club

Bulleen Men's Shed

To offer a Men's Shed program for men to meet and form new friendships and provide activities to support mental health and social connection.
 

$1,700

Phoenix Theatre Company Inc.

Auslan Performance of a Musical

Engage an Auslan interpreter at performances to make it accessible for people who are deaf or hearing impaired to participate in community live theatre

$3,000

Doncaster Tennis Club

Rotary Line Sweeper

To purchase a rotary line sweeper to assist older members and people with a disability to maintain the court surface in a safe manner.

$250

Park Orchards BMX Club Inc.

Increase Participation in BMX as a Sport

To purchase aged appropriate bike and helmets to provide opportunity to potential new members to try the sport before committing to purchasing the equipment.

$780

Chinese Health Foundation of Australia

Warm Hearts for Golden Ageing in Manningham

A program that will inform the Chinese community of the potential risks of elder abuse and how to seek help and support.

$3,000

Templestowe Football Club

Pathway Program for Female Player and Coaching Development

To offer a Pathway Program for Female Player and Coaching Development which will provide professional AFL coaching and training services to female participants and the coaches.

$3,000

Fitzroy Doncaster Cricket Club Inc.

Match Balls 2022-23

To purchase approved cricket balls for use on match days.

$1,500
Manningham Walking Group for Carers

Strengthening Craft To Connect For Carers

To offer the 'Strengthening Craft to Connect Carers Program' to encourage connections and improve the health and mental wellbeing of carers.

$3,000
Australian Iranian Senior Citizen Society of Victoria

Gentle Exercise

To offer a range of programs for seniors to be active and  achieve healthier lifestyles.

$750
Pines Learning Inc

Let's Laugh - Laughter Workshop 

To offer a Laughter Workshop to engage participants and facilitate community connections and improve wellbeing.

$1,065
Access Health and Community

Therapeutic Equipment to Support the Wellbeing and Development of Children

To purchase therapeutic equipment to build the capacity of children with developmental delay and disabilities that use the service.

$1,500
Old Carey Cricket Club

Increase Participation in Cricket

To purchase equipment and training shirts to support the men's, women's and girls teams.

$1,500
Bulleen Cricket Club

Balls for Juniors Boys & Girls and Seniors

To purchase approved cricket balls for use on match days.

$1,500
Doncaster & Districts Netball Association (DDNA)

New Uniforms for our Association's Rebranding to Entice Wider Participation

To purchase of new uniforms to support a rebrand to Manningham Netball.

$1,500
Templestowe Bowling Club Incorporated

Lawn Bowls and Community Engagement Event

To host the 'Lawn Bowls and Community Engagement' event to encourage participation and celebrate the club's 75th anniversary.

$3,000
Doncaster RSL Subbranch Incorporation

Provide Amenity to have Better Events for our Community Partnerships

To purchase equipment to enable better utilisation of the RSL through providing community programs to local groups and schools.

$1,500
Doncaster Cricket Club

Crucial Cricket Balls

To purchase training and match day balls.

$1,500
Doncaster Seniors Club Incorporated

Women's Matters

To offer the Women's Matter program to encourage connections and reduce loneliness and isolation.

$2,270
Wonga Park Community Cottage Inc.

Toddler Playtime @ the Cottage

To provide a  playgroup program to support families and reduce social isolation.

$3,000
Warrandyte Cricket Club

Scoring Equipment Purchasing

To purchase of equipment to support online scoring at cricket games.

$1,500
Yarraleen Cricket Club

Equipment for Junior Cricket

To purchase equipment to support the development of young cricketers.

$968.25
La Trobe University

Shared Reading for Wellbeing and Social Inclusion

To establish a Shared Reading Program and  provide an opportunity for social inclusion and improved wellbeing.

$1,147.40
Melbourne Shandong Australian Association Inc.

Multicultural Activity Links Us Together

To provide an opportunity for the community to attend performances to re-engage and lift their spirits following the lockdowns.

$3,000
Happy Life Club Inc.

Healthy Lifestyle Promotion Activities

A  healthly lifestyle program to promote wellbeing through a range of activities.

$2,347

Past grant recipients

Community Grant Program 2021/2022

Community Development Grants 

Organisation name Project title Allocation

Chinese Health Foundation of
Australia

Golden Ageing - Friendly Manningham without Elderly Abuse
Program II

Stage 2 of an elder abuse prevention program including seminars,
support group, volunteer training and hot-line support.

$20,000.00

parkrun Inc (T/A parkrun Australia)

parkrun for Warrandyte

To establish a parkrun event in Warrandyte and provide an opportunity for the community to participate in a free 5km timed run/walk every weekend.

$7,550.00

LinC Church Services Network Inc (Trading as LinC Manningham)

Helping to bridge the gap in a time of need.

A program to support the most vulnerable in the community with the provision of food vouchers and assistance to navigate longer term support.

$6,000.00

Manningham Inclusive Community Housing Inc. (MICH)

Transition into independent living - facilitation and support

A program to support young people with intellectual disabilities to gain skills and confidence to transition to independent life.

$16,566.00

Doncaster & Districts All Abilities Netball

All Abilities Netball Competition / Program

A program for people of all abilities to actively participate in netball and empowering them to be physically active and productive, improving their health and well-being.

$5,358.00

Kevin Heinze Grow

Community Liaison Development Project

A project to rebuild and strengthen the volunteer program and establish beneficial collaborations with the aged-care sector, service groups, special interest groups and individuals.

$14,000.00

The Men's Table Ltd

Healthy men, healthy masculinities, healthy communities of Manningham

A project to establish 3 groups in Manningham to run the Healthy men, healthy masculinities, healthy communities program.

$17,880.00

VP Community Holdings Ltd

Implementing COVID-safe Structures to Strengthen the Foodbank Program

Continue the foodbank program to support vulnerable members of the community through the provision fresh food and groceries

$14,000.00

 

Arts Grants 

Organisation name Project title Allocation

St Peter and Paul's Primary
School

Indigenous Mural and Garden
To create an Indigenous space which includes a mural and garden
within the school grounds to promote the benefits of celebrating
our Indigenous heritage and caring for our environment.

$3,001.00

The Pottery Expo

Fresh Perspectives

An exhibition of photographs and a projection event to offer fresh perspectives on what we view as important in our lives after period of confinement and reflection.

$14,600.00

Manningham Musicians Association

Manningham Concert Band Concert Program

To perform a series of concerts in the local community involving music of diverse backgrounds, in various performing formats and venues.

$9,235.00

Wonga Park Community Cottage

Publication of 'A History of Wonga Park

The Suburban Village' To produce printed copies of the book titled 'A History of Wonga Park The Suburban Village'.

$7,000.00

Doncaster Templestowe Artists Society

Open days x 3 with Demonstrations by various artists A program for the community to engage with artists demonstrating different art mediums.

$3,050.00

Rights Employment Accommodation Leisure Inc

REAL Hope 21

A creative arts community project engaging a local potter to work with a group of adult residents who have intellectual disability to generate a work for public display which gives a post pandemic message of hope.

$7,585.00

Heide Museum of Modern Art

Yaluk Langa: Three Contemporary Scar Trees at Heide's Indigenous Garden

To create an indigenous garden along the Yarra River on the Heide site, which has been named Yaluk Langa by Wurundjeri elders involving the ceremonial scarring of three significant trees, to represent the three family groups of the Wurundjeri Woi- wurrung and to signify cultural continuity.

$14,174.00

Manningham Uniting Church

Manningham Uniting Church & Community Centre Community Mural

To create a vibrant five-part mural along the western boundary wall and public walk through of the new Manningham Uniting Church & Community Centre.

$4,400.00

Festival and Events Grants 

Organisation name Project title Allocation

Australian Oriental Martial
Arts Tai Chi Inc.

World Intangible Cultural Heritage Tai Chi Festival in
Manningham

A program of regular weekend Tai Chi in the Park for all residents.

$3,530.00

Doncaster Seniors Club Incorporated

Seniors Day Festival

An event to celebrate and honour the senior members in our community as recognition of the contributions they have made in the community.

$3,450.00

The Pottery Expo

The Pottery Expo at Warrandyte

A weekend outdoor ceramics art event, involving approximately 80 ceramic artists from Australia and overseas, including clay activities for children, "Tent Talks",
demonstrations and workshops for adults and live music by local musicians on the riverbank at Warrandyte.

$20,000.00

Eastern Volunteer Resource Centre Inc.

Manningham Volunteer Expo

An Expo involving volunteer organisations in Manningham to share and promote opportunities for volunteering with interested residents with the potential recruit new volunteers.

$7,000.00

Warrandyte Community Church

Warrandyte Community Carols

A community Carols event at Stiggants Reserve featuring local singers and performers to create a festive atmosphere celebrating Christmas, singing carols, mingling with friends with a positive ambiance, advocating diversity.

$6,700.00

Rejoice Chinese Christian Communication Centre Inc.

Rejoice Manningham Lunar New Year 2022

A community celebration of 2022 Lunar New Year at MC² to promote mutual understanding and integration of multi- culturalism in Manningham.

$7,000.00

Small Grants 

Organisation name Project title Allocation

Ambitious Sisterhood Society Incorporated

Sisters of one mind, making friends through dance

$3,000.00

Bulleen Cricket Club Inc

Software upgrading of video screen scoreboard to Solid Scoring Systems

$1225

Bulleen Tennis Club Inc

Equipment purchase

$984

Chinese Precincts Community Association Incorporated

Make Manningham the cultural home of Chinese Ethnic Minority Group

$3000

Chrisalis Foundation as auspice for Manningham Walking Group for Carers

Craft to Connect for Carers

$3000

Doncaster Athletic Club

Purchase of replacement athletic (high jump) equipment

$1360

Doncaster Baseball Club Incorporated

Equipment requirements

$739.85

Doncaster Chinese Senior Association Incorporated

Light up our spirit

$3000

Doncaster Cricket Club Incorporated

Senior and Junior cricket including matches, coaching and training

$1500

Doncaster Gardens Preschool auspice TRY Australia

Outdoor climbing equipment for preschool children

$1500

Doncaster Hockey Club

BBQ Area including BBQ, shade, table, gas bottles, storage shed

$1500

Doncaster Seniors Club Incorporation

Purchase of overhead projector and printer

$835

Doncaster Templestowe Badminton Association

Modernisation Project - Technology in club operations

$1500

Eltham Panthers Junior Netball Club

Increase participation by subsidising gender neutral uniforms to our Juniors

$1500

Fitzroy Doncaster Cricket Club Inc.

Competing in Victorian Premier Cricket Competition, fielding four teams.

$1500

Greek Elderly Citizens Club of Manningham

Seniors wellbeing and Pilates

$2350

Greythorn Bowling Club Inc

Equipment purchases to facilitate greater inclusivity

$1500

Heatherwood Special School

Heatherwood Community Mashup

$3000

House of Persia Community and Cultural Centre

Skills development and learning

$3000

Kevin Heinze Grow

Coffee machine for hospitality training program

$1500

LinC Manningham

Equipment modernisation for increased efficiency

$1427

Living and Learning at Ajani

Purchase of office desktop computers

$1500

Macedon Blues United FC

Soccer Mums and All Abilities programs to increase participation

$3000

Manningham Cobras Football Club

Upgrade honour board

$800

Manningham Inclusive Community Housing Inc. (MICH)

Making Better Decisions – A pilot program

$2888.03

Manningham Rotaract

Generations@Work

$3000

Melbourne 7 Melody Notes

Fabulous Christmas and New Year show

$2680

Melbourne Disc Golf Club Inc.

Active Community - Disc Golf

$1192.4

Melbourne Shandong Australian Association Inc.

Digital Events link us together 2021

$3000

Old Carey Cricket Club

Increasing active sport participation through a girls cricket program

$3000

Old Carey Cricket Club

Portable shade marquees for protection against the sun and weather

$1459

Old Trinity Grammarians Soccer Club

Purchase of portable soccer goals

$1496

Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre

Laptops for learners

$1500

Park Orchards Football & Netball Club

Footballs and netballs

$600

Park Orchards North Ringwood Parish Junior Football Club Inc

First aid equipment for the safety of players and community

$864

Rights Employment Accommodation Leisure Inc REAL

REAL Try-Out

$2965

Scout Association of Australia Victorian Branch as auspice for Wonga Park Scout Group

Returning to Nature

$1100

St Timothy's Anglican Church

Need to purchase a defibrillator for church to support elderly

$734.5

St. John Ambulance Australia (Victoria) Inc.

Purchase of essential equipment for St John Ambulance's Manningham Division

$1340

Templestowe Bowling Club

Website re-build

$3000

Templestowe Junior Football Club

Junior development program to encourage juniors' return to sport

$3000

Templestowe Returned and Services League

Provide community welfare and social connectivity facilities

$1500

University of the Third Age Manningham

Replace computers and ancillary Zoom equipment for hybrid classes.

$1500

Warrandyte Football Club

AFL Indigenous Round - recognising and celebrating First Nations players

$1500

Warrandyte Mechanics Institute and Arts Association Inc.

Building essential skills for the arts in Warrandyte

$2726

Warrandyte Mountain Bike Club

Dirt Devils coaching program

$1740

Warrandyte Neighbourhood House

Self care for children and youth

$2935

Warrandyte Neighbourhood House as auspice for Warrandyte Men's Shed

Continuing to develop support network for older men within Warrandyte

$1820

Wonga Park Cricket Club

New portable scoreboard

$1500

Yarraleen Preschool

Safety equipment and sandpit safety

$1357.72

Community Partnership Grants 1 July - 31 December 2021 

Organisation name Project title Allocation

Pines Learning

Community Engagement

$25,000.00

Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre Inc

Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre Incorporated

$25,000.00

Warrandyte Neighbourhood House

Warrandyte Neighbourhood House Programs

$25,000.00

Wonga Park Community Cottage

Wonga Park Community Cottage Programs

$25,000.00

Living and Learning at Ajani Inc

Connecting Communities at Living and Learning at Ajani Inc

$25,000.00

Warrandyte Festival Committee

Warrandyte Festival

$50,000.00

Kevin Heinze Grow

Using nature as a supportive environment

$25,000.00

Access Health and Community

Parent Child Mother Goose program

- Connecting families and linking with the local community

$14,447.00

Eastern Community Legal Centre

ECLC community partnership program across Manningham

$15,000.00

Doncaster Community Care and Counselling Centre Inc. (Doncare)

Provision of multi-disciplinary services to support children in crisis

$15,000.00

Community Grant Program 2020/2021

Community Development Grants 

Organisation name Project title Allocation

Chinese Health Foundation of
Australia

Love, respect and support - no elderly abuse in Manningham

An elder abuse prevention program including seminars,
Support Groups, Family Connection Celebration Party during the Moon Festival, Volunteer Training, community on-site visit, program brochures and Hot-Line Support.

$13,000.00

Doncaster & Districts Netball Association

All Abilities Netball Competition / Program

A program for people of all abilities to actively participate in netball and be part of our association empowering them to be physically active and productive, improving their health and well-being.

$3,915.00

Doncaster Community Care and Counselling Centre Inc. (Doncare)

Doncare Warrandyte Community Engagement

Establishment of Doncare Warrandyte as a local service delivery access point for the local community to ensure the needs of people in the Warrandyte area are supported.

$18,487.00

Eastern Domestic Violence Service Inc.

Ways to Play – Free from Gender Stereotypes

Workshops for parents and carers on the 6 - 8 Ways to Play to build connections and learn ways to interact with their child without reinforcing gender stereotypes.

$14,176.00

LaTrobe Community Health Service (formerly Link Health and Community)

Opening Doors: A Community Leadership Program for Social Inclusion

Opening Doors is a strength based community leadership
program, committed to promoting social inclusion and community connectedness.

$15,000.00

Macedon Blues United Football Club

All Abilities/Special Needs Children's Soccer Program

A program to provide an opportunity for children who have developmental, physical or learning limitations to participate in a weekly soccer-based activity.

$5,000.00

Manningham Inclusive Community Housing Inc (MICH)

Equipping young people with an intellectual disability to live independently

A program to support people with an intellectual disability and their families with the necessary practical skills and emotional awareness to support independent living.

$16,650.00

Manningham Uniting Church

Building Bridges Through Story - Connecting Community

An event to build a more inclusive community that accepts difference and celebrates diversity. The event will feature stories from the indigenous community, the Muslim
community and people with disabilities through storytelling, art, craft, song, dance and music.
 

$7,000.00

Rights Employment Accommodation Leisure Inc

REAL Volunteering

A program to support adults with an intellectual disability explore a diverse, individualised volunteering program of their choice providing members with the capacity to move to meaningful pathways to employment.

$12,000.00

The Onemda Association

Education to Independence
A program to support young people with intellectual disabilities (ID) transition successfully to independent life after school by creating community partnerships and opportunities vital for this cohort to become valued and active members of their local community.

$15,000.00

Warrandyte Neighbourhood House Inc

Community Development - health and well being and sustainability

Establishment of a Kitchen Library that will offer equipment and books for loan, host cooking demonstrations and community meals and work in partnership with the new
garden club.

$13,785.00

Warrandyte Uniting Church

Rain garden and Community Peace Space

A program themed 'Peace with the Earth', a reflective community peace space and rain garden project involving community participation in the environmental and practical impacts of the development of a rain garden.

$5,129.00

 

Arts and Culture Grants 

Organisation name Project title Allocation

Australian Iranian Society
of Victoria (AISOV)

Persian Fire Festival

The Persian Fire Festival is a celebration reminiscent of a
3,000 year old ancient tradition featuring music and dance
followed by a fire jumping ceremony held as a prelude to the
Persian New Year.

$7,535.00

Japan Club of Victoria

Sakura Picnic Day

The Sakura Picnic Day will feature Japanese cultural performances, facilitated nature walks along the Cherry Tree Trail at Banksia Park and activities for children.

$12,500.00

Manningham Musician Association

Manningham Concert Band Concert Program

Concerts in the local community involving music of diverse backgrounds, in various performing formats and venues including citizenship ceremonies, the annual Manningham Carols and a series of Sunday concerts open to the broader
community.

$13,189.00

Rejoice Chinese Christian Communication Centre Inc.

Rejoice Manningham Lunar New Year 2021 

A community celebration of Lunar New Year at MC² to promote mutual understanding and integration of multi- culturalism in Manningham.

$7,500.00

Rotary Club of Templestowe Inc

Manningham Family Festival

Manningham Family Festival at Finns Reserve is a family event featuring on stage entertainment, food, craft, community information stalls, children's rides and animal farm.

$3,680.00

The Pottery Expo

The Pottery Expo at Warrandyte

A weekend outdoor ceramics art event, involving approximately 80 ceramic artists from Australia and overseas, including clay activities for children, "Tent Talks", demonstrations and workshops for adults and live music by local musicians on the riverbank at Warrandyte.

$20,000.00

Warrandyte Community Church

Warrandyte Community Carols

Warrandyte Community Carols at Stiggants Reserve featuring local singers and performers to create a festive atmosphere celebrating Christmas, singing carols, mingling with friends
with a positive ambiance, advocating diversity.

$6,700.00

Warrandyte Historical Society

Warrandyte's Art History

An upgrade to the exhibits and displays for the art room in the Warrandyte Museum.

$4,000.00

Warrandyte Mechanics' Institute and Arts Association

Community Theatre Performances, specifically The Follies Variety show

Staging equipment to support the delivery of The Warrandyte Theatre Companies productions throughout the year.

$7,645.00

Wonga Park Community Cottage Inc

Back to the Cottage

To produce an art piece with the involvement of the local community to be unveiled as part of the Wonga Park Cottage's 40th anniversary celebration.

$5,390.00

Community Partnership Grants  

Organisation name Project title Allocation

Access Health and Community

Parent Child Mother Goose program
Connecting families and linking with the local community

$29,182.94

Doncaster Community Care and Counselling Centre Inc. (Doncare)

Provision of multi-disciplinary services to support children in crisis

$30,300.00

Eastern Community Legal Centre

ECLC community partnership program across Manningham

$30,300.00

Heide Museum of Modern Art

Free Friday Access to Heide for Manningham Residents

$30,300.00

Kevin Heinze Grow

Kevin Heinze Grow

$75,000.00

Living and Learning at Ajani Inc.

Connecting Communities at Living and Learning at
Ajani Inc.

$64,640.00

Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre Inc.

Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre Incorporated

$64,640.00

Pines Learning

Pines Learning - Community Engagement

$64,640.00

Warrandyte Festival Committee Inc.

Warrandyte Festival

$49,490.00

Warrandyte Neighbourhood House

Warrandyte Neighbourhood House Programmes

$54,540.00

Wonga Park Community Centre Inc.

Wonga Park Community Cottage Programs

$54,540.00

Community Relief Grants 2020

Urgent Relief Fund 

Organisation name Allocation

Access Health and Community

$6,500

Doncaster Community Care and Counselling Centre

$120,000

EACH Youth Services

$30,000

Eastern Community Legal Services

$10,000

Eastern Volunteers

$17,000

Haven Home Safe

$12,500

Kevin Heinze Grow

$20,000

Living and Learning at Ajani

$30,000

Manningham Uniting Church

$3,000

Park Orchards Community House and Learning Centre

$5,000

St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria

$11,000

The Onemda Association

$25,000

VP Community Holdings Ltd

$30,000

Women's Friendship Group

$8,420

Women's Health East

$18,180

Grass Roots Recovery Grants 

Organisation name Project title Allocation

1st Doncaster East Scout Group

Youth engagement

$8,512.00

Australian Oriental Martial Arts Tai Chi Inc.

Online Charity Tai Chi Fitness

$5,000.00

Australian-Iranian Society of Victoria Inc. (AISOV)

Foundation building COVID19 and Beyond

$1,257.00

Beverley Hills Junior Football Club

PROJECT 4000

$7,954.00

Beverley Hills Primary School

Younger and Older - together we grow and thrive

$8,800.00

Combined Pensioners Association of Bulleen & Templestowe

Stop Isolation, Get Connected!

$6,280.00

Currawong Tennis Club

Tennis

$10,000.00

Doncaster All Abilities Basketball Inc

Appointment of Sports Administrator

$9,500.00

Doncaster Athletic Club

Purchase of additional athletic equipment in response to COVID-19.

$4,863.00

Doncaster Baseball Club Incorporated

Back to Baseball

$9,657.00

Doncaster Church of Christ Inc

Meals for School Families and the Disadvantaged within Manningham

$10,000.00

Doncaster Cricket Club

Cricket Club

$2,455.00

Doncaster Hockey Club Inc

Connect, Inspire, Empower: Implementing a Wellbeing Strategy- Doncaster Hockey Club

$4,310.00

Doncaster Masters' Athletics (DMA)

Purchase athletic equipment /sanitiser to address requirements of COVID-19.

$1,760.00

Doncaster RSL Subbranch

Health & Wellbeing

$9,000.00

Donvale Netball Club

Online Pilates to Maintain and Establish Connections

$4,800.00

East Doncaster Cricket Club

Reconnecting with No Boundaries after COVID 19

$7,005.00

Fitzroy Doncaster Cricket Club

Purchase of Equipment for COVID-Compliance at FDCC

$4,318.00

Koonung Bushwalking Club

Upgrade Koonung Bushwalking Club webpage

$3,520.00

LinC Church Services Network Inc (Trading as LinC Manningham)

An extra hand in extraordinary times

$5,000.00

Lions Club of Park Orchards Inc

Community Recovery Wall

$7,262.00

Manningham Business Network Inc.

Providing business networking and business advisory services

$2,244.00

Manningham Juventus Old Boys Social Club Inc

Expansion of the Veterans Cup/Coppa Italia 2020 tournament

$5,000.00

Manningham Toy Library

Covid19 - Encouraging active and creative play and rebuilding membership

$7,422.00

Manningham Walking Group for Carers

Developing Skills to Survive for Carers

$4,141.00

Melbourne Men's Group Inc

Melbourne Men's Group - Manningham Men's Support & Development

$6,930.00

Old Carey Cricket Club Inc.

Thriving Through Cricket at Old Carey Cricket Club

$4,690.00

Old Trinity Grammarians Soccer Club

Community Try Out Event and Equipment Funding for New Team

$4,090.78

Park Orchards BMX Club

Support to retain and attract active members post Covid 19

$3,000.00

Park Orchards Cricket Club

Welcome back to community sport through a social community event.

$3,500.00

Park Orchards North Ringwood Parish Junior Football Club Inc

Return to football for junior players

$9,557.50

Probus Club of Templestowe Valley Incorporated

Probus Club of Templestowe Valley Craft Group

$3,600.00

Rotary Club of Manningham (Donvale)

"Rotary Cares - Manningham Shares" - Doncare Food Drive Project

$10,000.00

Serpell Tennis Club Inc

Welcome Back to the Serpell Tennis Club

$4,190.00

Templestowe Bowling Club

Rolling on after COVID-19 at Templestowe Bowling Club

$2,800.00

Templestowe Senior Football Club

Rebooting Women's Football at Templestowe Football Club Virtual Boot Camp

$3,397.00

The Chinese Senior Citizens Club of Manningham Inc.

Reconnecting the community online

$7,927.00

Veneto Club

Miniroos Skills Program

$9,500.00

Warrandyte Basketball Association Inc.

Promotion and engagement of children and youth in basketball.

$5,857.00

Warrandyte Football Club Inc

Player welfare program

$9,822.00

Warrandyte Mechanics Institute and Arts Association (WMIAA)

Warrandyte Arts Expo

$9,850.00

Warrandyte Neighbourhood House

Adulting 101

$4,380.00

Warrandyte Scouts

(re)Discover Scouting in Manningham

$3,000.00

Warrandyte Sporting Group

Providing support for the local community

$6,480.00

Westerfoldians Inclusive Running Club

Westerfoldians getting back together

$3,600.00

Wonga Park Scout Group

Getting out and about

$4,500.00

Wonga Park Wizards

Catch up training and games

$3,000.00

 

Neighbourhood Recovery Grants 

Organisation name Project title Allocation

Living and Learning at Ajani Incorporated

Connecting Community @ Ajani

A program that will provide the opportunity for local community members to connect with each other in a safe and distanced external environment on the forecourt at Ajani.

$24,290.00

Manningham Christian Centre

Fighting hunger in Manningham -

Addressing Food Insecurity Challenges Together
Provision of food relief and community connection to community members experiencing hardship including the purchase of additional equipment to
create a Mobile Food Pantry service.

$14,939.00

Pines Learning Incorporated

Let's Get Together

Establishment of a Covid-19 support group to address mental health issues by delivering a suite of activities including art therapy, laughter and other health and wellbeing workshops.

$18,158.00

REAL Inc

REAL Recovery

A program for adults with an intellectual disability to address issues of isolation, lack of community involvement and fragmented support through the establishment of interest based virtual community.

$15,500.00

Rotary Club of Templestowe Incorporated

Connecting Manningham

The Connecting Manningham initiative aims to strengthen neighbourhood connection, promote community kindness and encourage participation in local programs and business.

$10,850.00

SS Peter and Paul's Doncaster East Parish

Community Mental Health First Aid Initiative Mental Health First Aid Training for the community to assist in coping with and recovering from the
Covid-19 trauma and restrictions.
 
$15,280.00

The Pottery Expo

A Year of Wonders

An outdoor photograph exhibition of large format photos at Taffy's Hut, Warrandyte, celebrating the
community’s talent and expression for the recovery of Covid-19.

$13,200.00

VP Community Holdings Ltd

Enabling recovery from food insecurity in the community

Expansion of the foodbank program to provide access to groceries, fresh food and vegetables for people experiencing food insecurity.

$19,000.00

 

Community Recovery Grants 

Organisation name Project title Allocation

EACH - Manningham Youth Services

LGBTQIA+ Social Group: Manningham Rainbow Connection

To create, develop and establish, the Manningham LGBTQIA+ Social Group: Manningham Rainbow Connection (MRC) and provide rainbow young people with the opportunity to connect with like-minded people, connect with local professionals, feel valued by the community they live in and have direct access to support services and a breadth of information that address identified issues which have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

$75,000.00

Eastern Volunteers

Manningham Youth Employment Pathways Program

A program to support youth to address the multiple barriers to employment through in school and knowledge based workshops, youth volunteer placements and youth case management.

$75,000.00

Community Grant Program 2019/20

Community Development Grants 

Organisation name Project title Allocation

Rights Employment
Accommodation Leisure Inc.

What's for Dinner?
A program for adults with an intellectual disability to learn how to
prepare a nutritious meals guided by a chef, a dietician and
support workers. A recipe book will be compiled based on the
photographs of ingredients and procedures.

$6,220.00

Manningham Uniting Church

Building Bridges Through Story-Connecting Community

An event to build an inclusive community through opportunities for engagement with personal stories of people who have experienced pain and suffering as a result of discrimination due to colour, race, culture, gender and religion.

 $7,000.00

House of Persia Community and Cultural Centre - HOPE

HOPE and Social Integration

A program of activities for existing and newly arrived migrants to support their integration within the Australian community through education and building awareness.

$4,000.00

Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Melbourne) Ltd.

Arabic Speaking Community Healthy Lifestyles Program

A healthy lifestyle program for newly arrived members from Arabic speaking backgrounds, predominately from Syria, Iraq and Egypt, with healthy lifestyle activities through information sessions and recreational activities.

$12,000.00

Chinese Health Foundation of Australia

Tightening the Rainbow Knots for Chinese LGBTIQ well-being in Manningham

The project will build and strengthen on the current Rainbow program and engage the community to lessen the stigma and gain acceptance of the LGBTIQ individuals amongst the Chinese
community through a range of events.

$12,500.00

Haven; Home, Safe

Hello Neighbour - Launch of 2020 Neighbour Day

An event to promote and celebrate the significance of Neighbour Day within our tenant community and with the wider multi
development neighbours. To provide a place based approach where community can connect with their neighbourhood.

$4,500.00

The Onemda Association

Building blocks for Chinese Carers (Building Blocks)

The 'Building blocks for Chinese Careers' program offers innovative support to build capacity, improve the health and wellbeing of carers and increase self-sustainable social networks. The aim of the 'Building blocks' program is to provide a
structured, group support program which is facilitated by experts in the field.

$12,000.00

Chrisalis Foundation Inc.

All Abilities Health and Social Activities Program

The All Abilities Health and Social Activities Program will offer people with disability and their immediate families/carers the opportunity to improve their health and increase social inclusion.

$4,840.00

Kevin Heinze Garden Centre

KHG Mobile Gardening Service: work-readiness program for people with disabilities

A training program for young people with disabilities who have identified a passion for gardening providing a clear employment pathway to meaningful, satisfying and financially rewarding work
in the community.

$15,000.00

Manningham Interfaith Network Inc.

Harmony through Faith and Diversity

A program to explore the diversity of faiths and cultures through the following community events Harmony Day, celebrating the diversity of faiths in Manningham, Youth Respect Sports, where youths of different faiths groups can respect each other, Faith Center Visits, where anyone can learn more about other's faith by visiting places of worship.

$8,455.00

Carers Victoria Inc.

Carers Victoria's Manningham Mingle

Carers Victoria’s Manningham Mingle 2019 is a free event for unpaid family carers in Manningham. Carers will learn about key health and wellbeing strategies and local supports to help them
sustain their caring role.

$5,660.00

Link Health and Community

The Opening Doors Community Leadership Program

Opening Doors is a strength-based community leadership program, committed to promoting social inclusion and
community connectedness.

$10,000.00

Women's Health East

No Limitations Phase 3

Workshops for parents/carers of pre-school aged children to increase their understanding of the importance of breaking down
gender stereotypes, and build their capacity to challenge/address them with their children.

$8,000.00

Women's Friendship Group Inc.

Support

The Craft Group will create Transition Take Home Kit containing therapeutic items to aid young people with mental health issues
to provide a smooth transition from an inpatient unit in hospital to a home stay.

$4,500.00

VP Community Holdings Ltd.

Emergency Relief/Food Bank Service

Support the Food Bank Service through the provision of grocery items including fresh fruit and vegetables for people experiencing
food insecurity.

$15,000.00

 

Arts and Culture Grants 

Organisation name Project title Allocation

Heide Museum of
Modern Art

Midsumma Festival @ Heide – presenting queer indigenous band
Electric Fields

A free concert for Manningham residents performed by acclaimed
Aboriginal Australian electronic music duo, Electric Fields, in the
grounds of Heide. The concert will be held in partnership with
Midsumma Festival, Victoria's premier LGBTQIA+ cultural festival.

$11,285.00

Warrandyte Community Church

Warrandyte Community Carols

Warrandyte Community Carols at Stiggants Reserve will feature local singers and musicians to provide a festive atmosphere to celebrate Christmas.

$6,160.00

Lion Club of Park Orchards

Park Orchards Community Carols 2019

Park Orchards Community Carols at Domeney Reserve will feature performers, community Christmas carols to bring together the local community.

$5,845.00

Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre Inc.

Multicultural festival for Seniors in Manningham

A multicultural festival for seniors will showcase the rich and vibrant cultural traditions in Manningham. The event will be a free one day program featuring music, singing and dancing performed by various cultural seniors groups in Manningham.

 

$6,455.00

Rejoice Chinese Christian Communication Centre Inc.

Rejoice Manningham Lunar New Year 2020

A community celebration of Lunar New Year at MC² to promote mutual understanding and integration of multi-culturalism in Manningham.

$7,500.00

The Onemda Association

Art and the Extra-Ordinary

An exhibition to showcase the talent, contribution and value people with disabilities bring to the fabric of the Manningham
community, via art and a multimedia display. The event will be part of the International Day for People with a Disability celebrations.

$7,000.00

Manningham Musicians Association

Manningham Concert Band Concert Program

Concerts in the local community involving music of diverse backgrounds, in various performing formats and venues including
citizenship ceremonies, the annual Manningham Carols and a series of Sunday concerts open to the broader community.

$11,000.00

The Sky After Rain

The Sky After Rain

An exhibition of a multi-disciplinary moving image installation, conveying personal narratives and lived experiences of LGBTQIA+ Iranian communities. The event will be part of Midsumma Festival 2020.

$11,755.00

The Didge Circle Incorporated

The Melbourne Didgeridoo and Cultural Festival 2019

The festival that showcases and celebrates Aboriginal culture through song, dance, art, and stories.

$12,000.00

Australian Iranian Society Of Victoria (AISOV)

Persian Festive of Fire AND Autumn Festival of Harvest (Mehregān)

The Fire Festival is a celebration reminiscent of a 3,000 year old ancient tradition featuring music and dance followed by a traditional fire jumping ceremony held as a prelude to the Persian New Year.

$8,500.00

Living and Learning at Ajani Inc.

Connected Cultural Communities through Art, Health and Hospitality

Three Connecting Community Lunches during 2019-20, for disadvantaged residents who are socially isolated, to come together for a healthy meal and conversation.

$6,650.00

Rotary Club of Templestowe Inc.

Manningham Family Festival at Finns Reserve

Manningham Family Festival at Finns Reserve will showcase the artistic talents of primary and secondary school children and promote culture of a number of cultural organisations.

$4,500.00

The Pottery Expo

The Pottery Expo at Warrandyte

A weekend outdoor ceramics art event, involving about 80 ceramic artists from Australia and overseas. To celebrate the 20th year of the expo, the event will feature a Sound and Light show on the Yarra River during Saturday evening.

$18,500.00

Japan Club of Victoria

Sakura Picnic Day

The Sakura Picnic Day will feature Japanese cultural performances, facilitated nature walks along the Cherry Tree Trail at Banksia Park
and activities for children.

$14,890.00

Small Grants  

Organisation name Project title Allocation

Doncaster and Templestowe
Badminton Association

Online Modernisation Project II - "Into The Cloud - The
Journey Continues"

$1,500.00

Doncaster Little Athletics Centre

Electronic Starting System

$1,500.00

Rotary Club of Templestowe

Manningham School Speech Competition - Lapel Microphone

$374.00

Park Orchards BMX Club

BMX Race Bikes to engage older riders in the sport

$750.00

Girl Guides Association of Victoria Manningham District

Outdoor Camping

$600.00

The Onemda Association

Bikes for All Abilities

$1,334.00

Sing Socialise Support Inc.

Purchase of keyboard, projector, speaker and signage

$365.00

Yarra Foundation

Nowruz Market

$3,000.00

Rights Employment Accommodation
Leisure Inc (REAL)

REAL Recycling

$2,872.00

Lions Club of Melbourne Next Gen Inc.

Hear Them Roar!

$762.00

Ss Peter & Paul's Primary School

Pizza Gardening - a multi-generational enterprise and feast

$1,165.00

Australian Iranian Senior Citizens of Manningham

Carpet Bowl and Roller Stand for our Seniors

$1,422.00

The Chinese Senior Citizens Club of Manningham Inc.

Digital Literacy for Chinese Seniors

$3,000.00

Friends of Warrandyte State Park

Purchase of printer

$500.00

Arabic Culture School
(Noha Aly)

Painting on Canvas - Casual Family Art Workshop

$2,800.00

The Scouts Association of Australia - Wonga Park Scout Group

Groups Outdoor Wonderland

$1,090.00

Warrandyte Historical Society

Pure Gold

$2,605.00

Doncaster Bowling Club

Information Organisation Tool – Digital Screens

$1,495.00

Rotary Club of Manningham
(Doncaster)

Purchase of an Automatic Defibrillator Cost

$975.00

VP Community Holdings Ltd

Equipping the sensory room with AV devices and accessories

$1,463.00

Melbourne Shandong Australian Association

We are Together for Multicultural Event

$1,000.00

Manningham Musicians Association

Replacement of band banners

$945.00

Community Partnership Grants  

Organisation name Project title Allocation

Pines Learning

Pines Learning - Community Engagement

$64,000.00

Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre Inc.

Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre Incorporated

$64,000.00

Warrandyte Neighbourhood House

Warrandyte Neighbourhood House Programs

$54,000.00

Wonga Park Community Centre Inc.

Wonga Park Community Cottage Programs

$54,000.00

Warrandyte Festival Committee Inc.

Warrandyte Festival

$49,000.00

Heide Museum of Modern Art

Free Friday Access to Heide for Manningham
Residents

$30,000.00

Kevin Heinze Grow

Kevin Heinze Grow Programs

$75,000.00

Access Health and Community

Parent Child Mother Goose program - Connecting
families and linking with the local community

$28,894.00

Living and Learning at Ajani Inc.

Connecting Communities at Living and Learning at
Ajani Inc.

$64,000.00

Eastern Community Legal Centre

ECLC community partnership program across
Manningham

$30,000.00

Doncaster Community Care and
Counselling Centre Inc. (Doncare)

Provision of multi-disciplinary services to support
children in crisis

$30,000.00

Terms and Conditions and Glossary

The following are the Terms and Conditions and Glossary of Terms for our Community Grant Program.

You need to read these as part of the application process.

To discuss further, contact us.

Terms and Conditions

For Applicants

The following general terms and conditions apply to the Community Grants Program:

  1. All applications must be approved by the Chairperson, President or Chief Executive Officer of the organisation.
  2. Successful applicants must use Community Grant Program funding for the stated purpose for which the funding was awarded unless further written permission has been obtained from Council before the activity has commenced.
  3. Successful applicants must comply with all relevant State and Federal government legislation that apply to pertaining to the funded activity. If the funded activity involves contact with children, your group or organisation may be required to obtain a Working with Children (WWC) Check. To find out if you need a WWC Check or are exempt, visit the Working With Children website.
  4. Council’s Community Grant Program is a competitive funding scheme and the funding allocation is awarded on the merit of the application.
  5. Applicants must demonstrate satisfactory performance and adherence to all grant conditions (e.g. permit requirements such as traffic management plans, traders’ permits, etc.).
  6. The total funding available for Council’s Community Grant Program is subject to variation and Council’s annual Budget process.
  7. Council reserves the right to request further information in considering applications. If deemed necessary, applicants may be required to discuss or clarify their application with Council officers and/or provide further written information within a specified timeframe.
  8. Canvassing or lobbying Councillors, Council employees or independent assessors, in relation to a grant application, is prohibited. Lobbying or canvassing relevant officers may result in your application being deemed ineligible.
  9. For the protection of grant applicants and those involved in the assessment process, all Council officers, Councillors and community members involved in the grant assessment process are required to declare their interest prior to assessing any grant applications or reviewing project evaluations and reports. This process ensures that a clear or perceived conflict of interest is promptly identified, addressed and recorded. In the event of a conflict of interest, the person will not participate in any discussion or decision making relating to the nominated item/s of conflict.

For Community Development, Arts, Festival & Events and Community Partnership Grants:

  1. A Council Report on the recommended funding allocations is presented to Council for consideration. The decision to award grants is made by Council and shall have regards to Council’s responsibilities under the Local Government Act and Council’s decision is final. There is no appeal process.
  2. Applicants will receive notification of the outcome of their application after Council’s decision.

For funded recipients

Funding and Service Agreement (FASA)

  1. Funded recipients will be expected to enter into a Funding and Service Agreement (Agreement) with Council. The Agreement:
    • Establishes a collaborative arrangement between Council and your group or organisation, based on the principles of co-operation and partnership
    • Outlines the roles and responsibilities of Council and your group or organisation in the provision and use of funding allocated under this Agreement
    • Includes general funding Terms and Conditions and may include special conditions relating to the delivery of the grant.
  2. The Agreement must be completed, signed off and returned by the specified date for the funding to be released. Funding will not be made available to groups who submit this documentation after this date or those that currently hold a debt with Council.
  3. Except for Small Grants, all funded recipients will be allocated to a Council officer who is the primary contact for the delivery of the activity. As per the Agreement, regular monitoring will be required with the relevant Council officer to provide activity support, identify emerging themes and monitor performance.
  4. Any changes to the use of Council funding for purposes other than outlined in the Agreement must be approved by Council in writing. If the grant is not utilised for the stated purpose, the organisation must guarantee repayment in full to Council, plus interest earned, within one month of the end of the Agreement.
  5. Funding that remains unspent upon the end of the Agreement must be repaid to Council within one month (of the end of the Agreement), unless activity changes are approved by Council in writing within 14 days of notification.
  6. Allocation of funds to a community organisation for any purpose, in any funding round, must not be taken as a commitment by Council to provide additional or recurrent funding beyond that specifically provided for in the Agreement.
  7. Funded activities must be completed within twelve months of receipt of funding, unless an alternative arrangement has been approved by Council in writing (prior to the activity completion date).
  8. The Agreement is governed by and is construed to be in accordance with the laws of Victoria.

Permits

  1. If a permit is required for the funded activity, funded recipients must comply with all Council requirements. This includes matters such as road closures, outdoor advertising and temporary food premises.

Funding Allocation

  1. Upon receipt of funding, funded recipients must deposit that sum in the interest-bearing bank account in the name of the organisation nominated in the Application Form.
  2. Council disclaims all liability and responsibility for any direct or indirect loss to the recipient after the release of funding.

Insurance

  1. Funded recipients must take out and keep current during the period of the Agreement, public liability insurance. The public liability policy must be for a minimum of $20 million.
  2. The public liability insurance ensures Council and the recipient against all actions, costs, claims, charges, expenses, and damages whatsoever which may be brought or made or claimed against them arising out of, or in relation to, the funded activity.
  3. A copy of the Certificate of Currency is to be provided to Council before commencement of the funded activity. Funded recipients must also maintain WorkCover insurance, where relevant.

Marketing Requirements

  1. Funded recipients are required to acknowledge receipt of financial assistance from Council in any promotion, publication or advertising of the activities. This includes the use of Council’s logo and giving Councillors and officers the opportunity to attend relevant promotional events. Any publicity material regarding an activity should be submitted to Council’s Grants Team for approval prior to printing. For more information visit www.manningham.vic.gov.au/community-grant-program.

Acquittal and Activity Completion Report

  1. Council reserves the right to conduct financial and performance audits for funding it has provided. Consequently, funded recipients are required to maintain full records of receipts of activity expenditure and performance outputs/outcomes for the relevant period. These records are to be made available to Council and its officers/agents upon request.
  2. Funded recipients are required to complete an Activity Completion Report (acquittal) within 2 months of completing the funded activity online at manningham.smartygrants.com.au . This report certifies that the activity and funding was carried out in accordance with the Agreement. It should include a completed Evaluation Framework, (not required for Small Grants) proof of expenditure of Council funds (receipts and invoices) and copies of marketing material used to promote the funded activity.
  3. Failure to provide a satisfactory acquittal may result in a funded group or organisation being deemed ineligible to receive any further funding from Council. Council’s reporting is directly linked to its requirement to report on how public funds are spent and whether funded groups and organisations have achieved the desired end result. While Council is committed to minimising administrative processes, it is also committed to the collection of high quality information that may be communicated across Council and the community.
Glossary of Terms and Definitions

Acquittal

Acquittal is a formal condition of funding and means accurately reporting on the funded activities and the expenditure of your funding. Proof of expenditure (as well as other information) is required on the completion of your activity. See ‘Activity Completion Report’.

Activity Completion Report

Is a report that ensures grant recipients have administered grant funds responsibly and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Funding and Service Agreement. An Activity Completion Report usually consists of a written report that summarises how the activity fared against the initial objectives of the grant. It also provides a financial statement detailing how the funding was spent. See ‘Acquittal’.

Auspice

Is an agreement where one organisation (the ‘principal organisation’) agrees to apply for funding on behalf of a second organisation that is not incorporated (the ‘auspiced organisation’). If the funding application is successful, the principal organisation then receives, holds and administers the funding to the auspiced organisation so that the auspiced organisation can complete the funded activity. Further information can be found at, http://www.nfplaw.org.au/auspicing.

Company by Limited Guarantee

A company limited by guarantee is a type of legal structure that you may choose for your charity that is registered by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). Further information can be found at asic.gov.au/regulatory-resources/financial-reporting-and-audit/preparers-of-financial-reports/companies-limited-by-guarantee/

Commercial activities and organisations

Includes retail groups that: a) sell goods by retail, or by retail and wholesale; b) sell services; or c) hire goods for profit.

Confirmed Funding (CF)

Refers to any confirmed funding amounts, including your organisation’s cash contribution, funding from other sources to be included in your ‘Income’ section of your budget.

Council

Manningham City Council is the entity which has the authority to make decisions on behalf of the Manningham community.

Curriculum Based Activity

Curriculum is the knowledge and skills students are expected to learn, the units and lessons that teachers teach; the assignments and projects given to students; books, materials, videos, presentations, and readings used in a course; and the tests, assessments, and other methods used to evaluate student learning.

Evaluation Framework

Evaluation is an important component of the grants program because it enables organisations to showcase achievements, as well as inform and improve project delivery. (page 9).

Evidence Based

Provides the proof that an activity or program is best placed to respond to an identified community need which may include research, statistics, community consultation, needs analysis, etc.

Funding and Service Agreement (FASA)

A Funding and Service Agreement (Agreement) is a legal and financial agreement entered into between Council and community organisations receiving grant funding.

The categories of an Agreement, a short or long form, reflect the level of funding provided and the required performance of the grant recipient. The FASA states:

  • Purpose of the funding
  • Dollar amount of funding
  • Rights and responsibilities of all parties to the Agreement; including reporting, monitoring and evaluation requirements, and the permits the grant recipient is required to obtain
  • Clear statement of the required outcomes of the grant
  • Terms and conditions of the funding, including the circumstances in which Council can reclaim funding, consequences for breaches of funding conditions and a procedure for the return of unspent funds.
  • Special conditions

Grant

A grant is a sum of money given to organisations for a specified purpose directed at achieving objectives and outcomes consistent with specific policies.

Impact

The desired short to medium term effects or changes that an activity seeks to achieve (e.g. increased community awareness of a particular topic or skills development of a target group, change in behaviour, change in attitude).

Incorporated Association

Being incorporated infers that an organisation has a legal identity of its own, recognised by State and Federal governments and is separate and distinct from the individuals who formed or make up the group.

In-kind Funding Contribution

Is when an organisation contributes goods or services in lieu of providing funds (cash). For example, volunteers hours, use of organisation equipment or facilities (i.e. photocopiers). In-kind contribution must have a $ value, for example the estimated value of volunteer time is $41 per hour.

Non Recurrent Funding

The Annual and Small Grant categories are to fund one-off short to medium term activities. Funding allocations are for one financial year and are not recurrent.

Objectives

Objectives are the big picture aims or goals which a policy, plan, program or activity seeks to achieve (e.g. improved exercise).

Outcome

The desired result of goals and strategies that have been achieved (e.g. a healthier population).

Outdoor Sports Infrastructure Guidelines

The Outdoor Sports Infrastructure Guidelines steer the redevelopment or refurbishment of existing sporting infrastructure and informs the development of new sports infrastructure on a case by case basis. The Council Standard Facility Fit Out sets out what Council will provide and what is not covered.

Political

Taking or belonging to a side in politics or in controversial matters.

Religious

Religion is regarded as a set of beliefs and practices, usually involving acknowledgment of a divine or higher being or power, by which people order the conduct of their lives through promotion of their faith or worship.

SmartyGrants

SmartyGrants is Council’s online grants management system. Applicants must apply online and attach relevant documents to their application.

Statement by Supplier

For organisations that do not have an ABN, applicants are required to complete a Statement by Supplier form as a result of the Commonwealth ‘Pay As You Go’ taxation legislation. Statement by Supplier forms can be located from the Australian Taxation Office at ato.gov.au/Forms/Statement-by-a-supplier-not-quoting-an-ABN/.

Unconfirmed Funding (UF)

Refers to the other funding amounts which you have applied for which is yet to be confirmed, to be included in the ‘Income’ section of your budget.