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 Icon for application/pdf 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.

Organisation NameProjectAmount
Rotary District 9810 Charitable ServicesA Transitional Pathway to Independent Living$9,600
Kevin Heinze GrowInstallation of a fully accessible disabled toilet and change space$9,000
LinC Manningham Church Services Network IncFood Provision$5,000
Rights Employment Accommodation Leisure Inc REAL IncREAL e-Contact$6,000
VP Community Holdings LtdSupport of the Foodbank Program$7,488
The Onemda AssociationLeaping 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 Icon for application/pdf Manningham Community Fund Guidelines 2020 (145.25 KB)

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