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

We are committed to developing and fostering partnerships with not-for-profit groups and organisations whose work enriches the municipality and is consistent with our vision

What grant categories can I apply for?

Grant category and purposeFunding allocationTiming
Community Partnership 
Achieve longer term community and cultural development outcomes through strategic partnerships that respond to Council priorities and directions
Up to $50,000 per year to a total of $200,000 over 4 years

4 yearly.

Opens Monday 16 August 2021

Closes Monday 27 September 2021

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 

Support activities that provide opportunities to participate in arts, culture and heritage.
Between $3,001 and $20,000

Annually in February

Festivals and Events

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

Between $3,001 and $20,000Annually 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: Up to $1,500 as a 50% co-contribution of the total cost of equipment 

Open all year and assessed 3 times per year

Eligibility: Who can apply for a grant?

A pre-eligibility assessment is conducted on 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, please refer below to the relevant grant guidelines.

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.  

Community Grant Program - Translated Information

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

Grant Finder

We’re excited to introduce Grant Finder. Our new platform connecting you with a wide range of grant and funding opportunities.

Bringing together grants from national, state and local government along with opportunities from corporate organisations and foundations, Grant Finder provides a comprehensive list of grant and funding opportunities. You can use the search to find the mix of grant opportunities available to you.

Register online to receive email alerts about upcoming funding opportunities, save grants that are relevant to your business or community organisation and access tips and advice to create stronger applications.

Visit Grant Finder

Community Training Program

We provide free training sessions for community based groups who wish to apply for our Community Grants Program and to develop skills in grant writing.

Community Grant Allocations

Grant recipients

View the list of the successful grant recipients:

Subscribe to the Community Grants Program mailing list

To be advised of upcoming grants and community training sessions.

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