Calling for Applications for the Manningham Community Fund 2018 (previously the Manningham Charitable Fund) 

Is now open and closes at 5.00 pm on Friday 11 May 2018.

Community organisations with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status that deliver projects and programs that support people living in Manningham are invited to apply for funding up to $10,000.

Before completing your application, please read the Icon for application/pdf Manningham Community Fund Guidelines 2018 (85.24 KB) for more information on eligibility requirements.

A project plan is required to be completed and uploaded, please use the provided Icon for application/msword Manningham Community Fund Project Plan Template (1.06 MB)

All applicants will need to prepare and submit their grant application using Council's online grants management system, SmartyGrants

Any queries regarding application for funds can be emailed or give us a call on 9840 9451.

Grant Recipients 2017

After recommendations from the Manningham Charitable Fund Assessment Panel, in June 2017 the board of the Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation ratified the following grants to a grand total of $50,360.

Organisation NameProjectAmount
Doncaster Community Care and Counselling Centre Inc. (Doncare)Volunteer Transport Service for Socially Isolated Seniors$8,000
LinC Church Services Network (Manningham) Inc LinC Manningham "Essential Voucher" program$10,000
OnemdaThe Centre for Therapeutic Development Project$6,000
Rights Employment Accommodation and Leisure (REAL) IncREAL Inclusive Theatre$13,500

The Trustee for Rotary District 9810 Charitable Services - Auspiced Manningham Inclusive Community Housing (MICH)

Towards a Better Life$12,860


Investing in our Community's Future

It is estimated that Manningham residents donate in excess of $3.5 million per annum to charity. However, most of these donations do not necessarily directly benefit the local community.

The Manningham Community Fund has been established by the City of Manningham, in partnership with the Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation, which has distributed more than $55 million to charity since its inception in 1923.

The Manningham Community Fund is a perpetual fund. The earnings on the principal will be distributed to charities to assist them in carrying out projects that benefit disadvantaged residents of Manningham.

Your donation to the Manningham Community Fund is an investment in the future of Manningham and will assist Manningham’s community organisations to deliver community support and welfare services to those who most need it.

All gifts to the Manningham Community Fund of $2 or more are tax deductible.

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 9451

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