Manningham 2017/18 Community Grants Now Open

8 Feb 2017
Well Governed Council

Manningham Council is delighted to invite applications for the 2017/18 Community Grants Program, which will deliver funding assistance to projects and activities involving not-for-profit groups and organisations within the local community.

Applications opened on Monday 6 February in the following categories:

  • Community Development - provides $3,001 to $20,000 for projects and activities that benefit and meet the needs of Manningham’s diverse community. This grant is available once a year.
  • Arts and Culture - provides $3,001 to $20,000 for projects and activities that celebrate community life and enhance connections by providing access to local arts, culture and heritage. This grant is available once a year.
  • Small Grants - provides funding up to $3,000 to deliver one-off, innovative activities that strengthen our community and enhance the quality of life of Manningham residents. There are two round of Small Grants per year in February and September.

Applications close at 5.00 pm, Friday 10 March and must be submitted online through Council’s grants management system at

In 2016, Council awarded 84 local community organisations with $353,181 in combined funding as part of this program. Manningham Mayor Cr Michelle Kleinert said that it was promising to see such a strong response and great commitment towards improving the health and wellbeing of our community.

“Council supports every effort to grow the Manningham community and improving the lives of others. We hope to receive a diverse range of funding applications once more that will include community services, social welfare, arts and cultural, access, health, recreation and youth programs.”

To help with preparing this year’s applications, Council is conducting the following:

Information Session – Community Grant and Community Facilities Funding Programs

Tuesday 14 February, 10.00 am – 11.30 am

Sessions will take place at the Manningham Civic Centre, 699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster. Learn about these grants and programs and how to apply. 

Bookings available online at Manningham website.

Grant Application Assistance 
Support is available to community groups who require assistance with their grant application, including how to apply online on Smartygrants. Please contact Council’s project team on 9840 9305.

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