For the last 15 years the Kiwanis Club of Manningham has run the annual Monster Community Raffle.
This year, 27 community organisations, schools and sporting clubs took part in the Monster Community Raffle.
For every $2 ticket sold, $1.50 remains with the community organisation. The remaining 50 cents goes towards the Manningham Community Fund. The fund distributes grants to charities to assist with projects benefiting disadvantaged residents of Manningham.
“Monies raised from the raffle go towards funding services provided by community organisations, charities and the Manningham Community Fund. The Kiwanis Club of Manningham work tirelessly to give back to the community to benefit disadvantaged residents,” said Mayor Cr Paula Piccinini.
This year the raffle raised more than $34,000. Community groups will receive more than $25,000 and the contribution to the Manningham Community Fund reached almost $9,000.
Mayor Cr Paula Piccinini said she was thankful for the generous support from the many community groups, school and associations, supporting a better community.
Kiwanis Club of Manningham President Sean Keefe said the Monster Community Raffle exists due to the partnership between Manningham Council and my Kiwanis Club, but the real success comes from the local schools and groups who participate.
“Ten thousand dollars’ worth of prizes were drawn this year, with first prize of a $5,000 Coles/Myer gift voucher.”
Manningham Council encourages eligible not-for profit and community based organisations to apply for a Manningham Community Fund grant when it reopens in 2020.
For more information on the Manningham Community Fund please see manningham.vic.gov.au/manningham-community-fund
For results of the 2019 Monster Community Raffle visit