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 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

Applications for the Manningham Community Fund are currently closed and will reopen in 2020.

Any queries regarding application for funds can be emailed or give us a call on 9840 9305.

Grant Recipients 2018

After recommendations from the Manningham Community Fund Assessment Panel, in June 2018 the board of the Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation ratified the following grants to a grand total of $39,121.

Organisation NameProjectAmount
LinC ManninghamA "Helping Hand"$5000
Onemda Association IncGet Aqua Active$6693
Pines LearningLive Your Life Independently$6862
Doncare Community Care and Counselling Centre IncDad's Toolkit$7000

Rights Employment Accommodation and Leisure (REAL) Inc

A Real Journey Towards Hope: Intercultural Dance Project$3566
VP Community Holdings LtdSupport the Foodbank$10,000

Donate to the Manningham Community Fund

Please download the Icon for application/pdf Manningham Community Fund Brochure (1.54 MB)

For further information, please email us or give us a call on 9840 9305

You can also visit the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation website for more information.