The Community Partnership Grant is a category of the Community Grant Program and enables not-for-profit groups and organisations to achieve longer term community and cultural development outcomes. 

The Community Partnership Grant funds strategic partnerships through activities and programs that respond to the priorities and directions in the Council Plan 2021-2025 and the Healthy and Wellbeing Strategy 2021-2025.


Community Partnership Grants aim to:

  • Strengthen community connections and a sense of belonging through cultural and social inclusion
  • Enhance the health and wellbeing of the Manningham community
  • Provide affordable community programs by specialist groups or organisations in response to demonstrated community needs or service gaps
  • Support a safer and more resilient community
  • Encourage collaboration between Council, groups and organisations for the benefit of the community.

Priority Outcomes

High level indicators have been selected from both the Council Plan and Health and Wellbeing Strategy. 

Applications will be sought that deliver outcomes on the following priorities:

  • Youth Mental Health
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Reconciliation
  • Prevention of Family Violence
  • Legal Services to Support at Risk Residents
  • Improved Social and Emotional Wellbeing
  • Increased Active Living
  • Increased Connection to and Engagement in Community Life
  • Access to Healthy Eating
  • Reduced Injury and Harm


The Community Partnership Grants funding round occurs every 4 years. The funding round will open on 16 August 2021 and close on 27 September 2021.

The Community Partnership Grants provide funding for up to 4 years to key organisations that deliver longer term community and cultural outcomes identified in Council’s plans and strategies. 

Funding Allocation

Funding up to $50,000 per year to a total of $200,000 over 4 years.

How to Apply

Applications for this category will open on 16 August 2021. Applications are to be completed and submitted through Smartygrants, Council’s grant management program.

For applicants wishing to apply for the Community Partnership Grant category, please refer to the assessment criteria in the Icon for application/pdf Community Partnership Guidelines 2022-2025 (919.34 KB).

Prior to completing an application for the Community Partnership Grants, applicants must contact the Grants Team on 9840 933to discuss their proposal.

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

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