The Community Grant program supports and empowers community groups and organisations to deliver programs and activities for our community in Manningham 

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 reflect the diversity of the Manningham Community
Between $3,001 and $20,000

Annually in February

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 a 50% Co-contribution of the total cost of equipment up to $1,500

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 2 of Icon for application/pdf Community Grant Guidelines 2019 (841.95 KB)

How to apply

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

If you require interpreter assistance, please call 9840 9355 to be connected to an interpreter who speaks your language. The interpreter will then get in touch with the relevant council service area and act as a direct translator between the caller and council.

Support is available to community groups that require further assistance with their grant applications including how to apply online. Applications close Sunday 10 March. 

Community Training Program

We provide free training sessions for community based groups who wish to apply for our Community Development Grant Program and to develop skills in grant writing. Bookings are required. 

Community Grant Allocations

2018/2019 Grant Recipients

View the list of the Icon for application/pdf 2018/2019 Community Grant Recipients (455.24 KB)

Translated Information

To inform our diverse community on the Community Grant Program, we have translated Community Grants information for 2019 into Arabic, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Greek, Italian and Persian. 

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