The Manningham Community Fund supports and distributes funds to community organisations in Manningham and operates under the umbrella of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, which has been supporting charities across the Melbourne metropolitan area since 1923.
The Fund is a separate legal entity from the City of Manningham. It aims to raise much-needed funds to help community organisations with Deductable Gift Recipient (DGR)* status that support people living in Manningham. It does this by encouraging tax-deductible donations, gifts and bequests that build up the Fund corpus in perpetuity. Each year the Fund earns income (in the form of interest) which can then be made available to the community in the form of grants.
* A deductible gift recipient (DGR) is an entity or fund that can receive tax-deductible gifts
Donate to the Manningham Community Fund
Donating to the Manningham Community Fund enables us to offer grants to charitable organisations to create a positive change in Manningham.
Please download the Manningham Community Fund Brochure (1.54 MB)
For further information, please contact us.
You can also visit the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation website for more information.
2020 Manningham Community Fund program
The 2020 Manningham Community Fund program considered applications from community organisations for activities in the following areas:
- Homelessness and affordable housing
- Healthy and resilient communities
- Education and employment
- Diversity and inclusion
- Environment and sustainability
Grant Recipients 2020
After recommendations from the Manningham Community Fund Assessment Panel, in July 2020 the board of the Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation ratified the following grants to a grand total of $46,195.
|Rotary District 9810 Charitable Services||A Transitional Pathway to Independent Living||$9,600|
|Kevin Heinze Grow||Installation of a fully accessible disabled toilet and change space||$9,000|
|LinC Manningham Church Services Network Inc||Food Provision||$5,000|
|Rights Employment Accommodation Leisure Inc REAL Inc||REAL e-Contact||$6,000|
|VP Community Holdings Ltd||Support of the Foodbank Program||$7,488|
|The Onemda Association||Leaping Towards a Brighter Future in Manningham||$9,107|
The Manningham Community Fund program is currently closed and will reopen in 2022.
Further details can be viewed in the Manningham Community Fund Guidelines 2020 (145.25 KB)