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 Program Guidelines 2018 (392.48 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 intepreter 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.

Grant Recipients

Council has recently endorsed 50 applications for the 2017/18 Community Grant Program with a total funding of $277,595. Find out more visit Icon for application/pdf 2017/2018 Successful Grant Recipients (522.15 KB)