Community Grant Program

The Community Grant Program supports groups delivering programs and activities that benefits the community. Our goal is to develop partnerships with not-for-profit groups and organisations that enriches the area and share our vision.
 

Who can apply for a grant

There’s five grant categories each with their own goals, values and timing.

Grant applicants must be either:

  • A not-for-profit constituted body such as an incorporated association or a company by limited guarantee.
  • An incorporated organisation supported by a not-for-profit organisation and able to accept legal and financial responsibility for the project.
  • A school.

They must also meet eligibility criteria for the grant category.  

How to apply

Choose one of the grant categories below to find out how to apply.

Grant category and purpose Funding allocation Timing

Community Partnership

Achieve longer term community and cultural development outcomes through strategic partnerships that respond to our priorities and directions.

Up to $50,000 per year to a total of $200,000 over four years.

Every four years.

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Community Development

Achieve community development outcomes that respond to the needs of our diverse community.

Between $3,001 and $20,000.

Annually in February.

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Arts

Support activities that provide opportunities to participate in arts, culture and heritage.

Between $3,001 and $20,000.

Annually in February.

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Festivals and Events

Support community led festivals and events that attract visitors to Manningham and activates key locations.

Between $3,001 and $20,000.

Annually in February.

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Healthy Ageing

Improve the health and quality of life of older adults by working in partnership with community organisations. 

Between $3,001 and $20,000.

Applications open Monday 3 June and close Friday 5 July 2024.

Seniors Club Support Grant

Promotes social connection through programs and activities that have positive health and wellbeing outcomes for Manningham’s ageing community.

Up to $8,000 per year.

Applications open Monday 5 August and close on Monday 2 September 2024.

Small Grants

Support community strengthening initiatives and enhance the quality of life of Manningham residents.

Community Strengthening category: Up to $3,000.

Equipment Purchase category: Up to $1,500 as a 50 per cent co-contribution of the total cost of equipment.

Applications can be submitted all year and are assessed quarterly.

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Upcoming training sessions

Grant writing training and online resources

We hold yearly Community Grant information sessions and grant writing workshops to help organisations and community groups apply for a community grant.

Sessions are held in February each year, but you can also access the recorded presentations below.

Community Grant Information Session

Watch the presentation below to find out all about the Community Grant program.

 

Need help with your application?

Contact us.

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Get help through an interpreter service

We can connect you with an interpreter who can help. They will connect with the team and can act as a translator. Application Forms can be made available in community languages including Simplified Chinese, Italian, Greek and Farsi. Call us on 9840 9355 for help.

or you can download translated documents:

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Current grant recipients

Community Partnership Grants

Community Partnership Grants 2022 - 2025 (year two - 2023)

Organisation name Project title Allocation for year two
1 Jan to 31 Dec 2023

CareNet Ltd

Food Collective Manningham

$50,000

Doncaster Community Care and Counselling Centre (Doncare)

Healthy Young Men's (HYM) Program    

$50,000

Eastern Community Legal Centre

Promoting legal and social wellbeing in Manningham    

$50,000

Eastern Volunteers

Manningham Youth Employment Pathways Program

$50,000

Heide Museum of Modern Art

Cultural and Community Connection at Heide    

$30,000

Kevin Heinze Grow

Using nature as a supportive environment

$48,750

Lions Club of Park Orchards

Park Orchards Community Carols  

$6,053

Living and Learning at Ajani Inc

Let's Connect

$25,000

Manningham Musicians Association

Manningham Concert Band Program

$17,373

Park Orchards Community House and Learning Centre

Community Connection and Engagement for ALL

$40,000

Pensioners Association of Bulleen and Templestowe Inc

Together We Move Forward

$15,000

Pines Learning Inc

Linking together through connection and community engagement

$25,000

Rights Employment Accommodation Leisure Inc (REAL)

REAL Pathways    

$33,071

Rotary Club of Templestowe

Manningham Family Festival  

$12,000

The Chinese Senior Citizens Club of Manningham Inc

Positive Ageing Program for Chinese seniors    

$36,513

The Onemda Association

Onemda Community Cafe Program 

$48,694

The Pottery Expo

The Pottery Expo at Warrandyte

$25,000

Victorian Skateboard Association Inc

Manningham Skate Park Activation Project    

$20,000

VP Community Holdings Ltd

Healthy food accessibility and education    

$50,000

Warrandyte Community Church

Warrandyte Community Carols

$7,400

Warrandyte Festival Committee

Warrandyte Festival

$50,000

Warrandyte Neighbourhood House

Mind, Body, Community: building community health, social connection and wellbeing.

$40,000

Women's Friendship Group Inc

Friendship

$8,000

Women's Health East

Taking action to combat racism and support Manningham Chinese communities    

$49,200

Wonga Park Community Cottage

Accessing and connecting with community life in Wonga Park

$40,000

Annual Grants

Arts Grants 

Organisation name Project title Allocation

Doncaster Templestowe Artists Society

Six open workshop days by different award winning artists

$3,550

The Onemda Association

Art and the Extra-Ordinary

$14,850

 

Festival and Events Grants 

Organisation name Project title Allocation

Beverley Hills Junior Football Club

Manningham District Girls Football Carnival

$4,000

Community Music and Performances Inc

Jazz In The Park: a free community event for everyone

$5,000

Heide Museum of Modern Art

Yaluk Langa Community Day 2024

$13,052

Manningham United Blues Football Club

Manningham Junior Girls Cup (football tournament)

$15,000

Rotary Club of Templestowe

Electric Vehicle Expo and seminars

$12,500

Trevisani Nel Mondo Melbourne Inc

Trevisani Nel Mondo Melbourne 50 Anniversary Celebration

$5,000

Warrandyte Senior Citizen Club

MEHREGAN Celebration

$3,800

 

Community Development Grants

Organisation name Project title Allocation

CareNet Ltd

CareNet digital transformation for better community food security outcomes

$19,960

Chinese Health Foundation of Australia

Hearts-in-Hands II - Rebuilding self-esteem after family violence

$15,000

Chrisalis Foundation

Let's Move Together

$5,360

Doncaster Bowling Club

Try-Bowls programs for women and girls

$3,140

Intertwine Pty Ltd

Fuse Pilot Program

$15,000

La Trobe University

Shared reading for wellbeing for adults of all ages

$8,800

Manningham Christian Centre

Safer community and stronger people: Helping the community build community

$10,830

Sport and Life Training Ltd

Mental health wellbeing training

$20,000

The Trustee for Raise Foundation

Raise Youth Mentoring Program - Templestowe College

$11,000

The Water Well Project Ltd

Improving the health and wellbeing of CALD communities

$10,320

Warrandyte Basketball Association

Female basketball programs (Girls Got Game)

$8,000

Manningham Community Fund (Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation)

Organisation name Project title Allocation

Chrisalis Foundation

Let's Move Together

$2,472

Manningham Inclusive Community Housing Inc (MICH)

Affordable Home Facilitator

$19,303

Small Grants

Small Grants - Round 3

Organisation Name Project Title Allocation
Beverley Hills Junior Football Club Onemda & Beverley Hills Annual Football Skills & Exercise Program $3,000
Cass Care Ltd Let's Crotchet Together $2,086
Chrisalis Foundation Get Fit At Aquarena $3,000
Koonung Bushwalking Club First Aid Training For Bushwalk Leaders $2,100
Manningham Uniting Church Musical Event: Music for a Warming World $1,600
Marcellin Old Collegians Cricket Club FrogBox streaming purchase $1,100
Nakisa Malakooti- auspice Access Health and Community Health and Wellness series for Carers respite (10-12 week series) $3,000
Park Orchards Community House and Learning Centre Incorporated Cleaning Up $942
Park Orchards Football Netball Club Footballs & Netballs $780
Persian Happy Family Inc Nowruz / Harmony Day Event 2024 $2,500
Rights Employment Accommodation Leisure REAL Inc REAL Rhythm $2,000
Serpell Tennis Club Inc Tennis Light Pole Pads $1,253
Veneto Club Women's Circle $1,940

Small Grants - Round 2

Organisation name Project title Allocation
Doncaster Baseball Club Incorporated Essential Equipment Requirements $720.00
Fitzroy Doncaster Cricket Club Competing in Victorian Premier Cricket Competition, fielding six teams $1,000.00
House of Persia Community and Cultural Centre Iranian Movement Workshop for Children $2,700.00
Kevin Heinze Grow Cafe Kevin Art Project $3,000.00
Manningham Australian Chinese Mutual Aid Association Inc Chinese New Year 2024 $3,000.00
Park Orchards North Ringwood Parish Junior Football Club Inc First Aid Kit Renewal $1,448.00
Rotary Club Manningham City Walk for Youth Mental Health $3,000.00
Seniors Happy Life Club Inc. Community Multicultural Network Development and Partnerships Activity $3,000.00
St David's Cricket Club Purchase of Supper Sopper equipment $1,500.00
Templestowe Bowling Club Upgrade of Club Uniform $1,775.00
The Chinese Senior Citizens Club of Manningham Inc. Community Live Musical Band $3,000.00
Wonga Park Community Cottage The Good Neighbour Community Cookbook $2,800.00

 Small Grants - Round 1

Organisation name Project title Allocation

Australian Iranian Senior Citizens Society of Victoria

Festival gatherings and monthly gentle exercise

$1,350

Box Hill Cricket Club

Equipment purchase - Women's 3XI team and new U15 Academy

$750

CareNet Ltd

Christmas Giving Days

$2,932

Catjump Pre-school Association Inc

Purchase new photocopier

$1,500

Chinese Health Foundation of Australia

Safe on Your Feet - Falls prevention program in Manningham

$3,000

Doncaster Seniors Club Inc

Seniors Day Festival

$3,000

Donvale Bowls Club Inc

Purchase of extra bowls for community use

$1,500

East Doncaster Cricket Club

Purchase replacement junior club equipment kits

$840

Myths and Legends Australia

Basketball

$1,475

Old Yarra Cobras FC

Replacement of broken equipment

$925

Park Orchards Community House and Learning Centre

Sight and Sound

$1,500

Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Manningham

Youth/Kids Festival

$3,000

Templestowe Valley Preschool

New tables and shelves

$1,500

The Scout Association of Australia, Victorian Branch - Manningham District

Defibrillator - St John G5 CPR hardcase bundle

$1,275

Warrandyte Basketball Association

Purchase of new sporting shorts for junior basketball players

$3,000

Warrandyte Childcare and Preschool Centre

Funding to support purchase of a trampoline

$1,000

Warrandyte Community Church

Warrandyte Community Carols

$3,000

Warrandyte Cricket Club

Pink up Warrandyte for breast cancer October 2023

$2,000

Warrandyte Mechanics Institute and Arts Association Inc

Building test and tag capability for Warrandyte Repair Cafe

$3,000

Warrandyte Neighbourhood House

Warrandyte Big Lunch

$2,438

Warrandyte Senior Citizens Centre Club

Celebration NOWROOZ and Persian New Year

$3,000

Wonga Park Cricket Club

Provision of laptop computer

$1,500

Past grant recipients

Community Grant Program 2022/2023

Arts Grants 

Organisation name Project title Allocation

The Pottery Expo

Connection    

An exhibition of photographs and a projection event with the theme of connection and what it means to the local community.

$15,000

Warrandyte Mechanics Institute and Arts Association Inc. (Warrandyte Arts)

Re-invigorating Warrandyte Arts  

To deliver a series of workshops and programs to provide opportunity for people to undertake artistic endeavours including pottery, life drawing and playwriting, acting, directing, and lighting design.

$6,876

 

Festival and Events Grants 

Organisation name Project title Allocation

Greythorn Bowls Club as auspice for Manningham Bowls Group

Grand Fun Day

A 'Grand Fun Day' event to promote healthy, safe & inclusive sport/recreation of community lawn bowls, to people of all generations/abilities.

$10,720

Rotary Club of Templestowe Inc.

Walk 4 Youth Mental Health

An event to build community unity and increased awareness of the issue of youth mental health in Manningham and provide an opportunity for the wider community to become aware.

$9,283

SESTAA - Society for Empowerment, Service, Training and Awareness Australia Incorporated

A Very Special Performing Arts Evening, for One and All

Dance workshops to people with a disability and host performing arts events to celebrate International Day of Families in 2023 and showcase participants talents to the wider community.

$7,700

Templestowe College

Unleash - All-age concerts by and for Young Musos

'Unleash - A series of all-age concerts by and for the Young Musos of Manningham'. The program will provide an opportunity for youth in Manningham to connect around youth culture, music, and creative expression and develop a range of skills in production, promotion and front of house that will introduce an industry based learning experience.

$20,000

Wonga Park Community Cottage

Youth Speaks and Play in Wonga Park

The 'Youth Speaks and Play in Wonga Park' event will provide an opportunity for local youth, their families and friends to come together and participate in an arts focused activity and enhance social connections.

$9,000

 

Community Development Grants

Organisation name Project title Allocation

Chinese Health Foundation of Australia

Hearts in Hands in Manningham, Family Violence Free for Women

A program to raise awareness of family violence for the Chinese community that will also address prevention and inform on the supports available.

$16,000

Doncaster Bowling Club

Developing a Sporting Community Hub

To purchase equipment to develop a sporting hub that will assist people with disability/mobility issues to continue to participate in the sport and assist with combating social isolation.

$5,013

Doncaster Junior Football Club

"Footy for Fun" Multicultural Inclusion Come-and-Try Days

An activity that will provide opportunities for multicultural communities to get active through football and be introduced to community sport. 

$5,000

Eastern Domestic Violence Service Inc.
(EDVOS)

Level Playgroup for Multicultural Families in Manningham

A Level Playgroup program to multicultural families in partnership with Migrant Information Centre, informing women from diverse backgrounds on gender equality and offering support services to them and their children.

$13,120

LinC Church Services Network Inc.

(Trading as LinC Manningham)

Community support for those in need.

A program to support the most vulnerable in the community with the provision of food vouchers and assistance to navigate longer term support.

$2,731

Living and learning at Ajani Inc

Engage with your Neighbourhood House

A range of low cost programs for the community to increase connections and engagement and improve their social and emotional wellbeing.

$20,000

Manningham Christian Centre

Fighting Hunger in Manningham. 

To establish food pantries in partnership with Manningham community organisations to support the increase in requests for food relief that can be attributed to Covid and the increases in the cost of living.

$14,632

Manningham Inclusive Community Housing Inc. (MICH)

Transition into Independent Living 

A program to support people with an intellectual disability to gain skills and confidence to transition to independent living.

$18,103

Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre

Climate Action in Park Orchards

A climate action group in Park Orchards to support the sustainability of Park Orchards and include guest speakers on a range of environment and sustainability topics to educate the community and implement climate adaption practices.

$11,000

Vantage Point Community

Upgrade Food Transport Vehicle for Increased Access to Fresh Foods

To contribute to the purchase a refrigerated food truck to increase access to fresh food and refrigerated items for the Vantage Point Foodbank program to support the vulnerable Manningham community.

$20,000

Warrandyte Neighbourhood House

Reinvent, Repurpose & Restore

To provide the community with opportunity to learn the impact of waste and how to repurpose items for a more sustainable future and feature an exhibition of artists who up cycle waste materials to create their arts and crafts. 

$10,300

Warrandyte Mechanics Institute and Arts Association Inc.

(Warrandyte Arts)

Re-invigorating Warrandyte Arts

To deliver a series of workshops and programs to provide opportunity for people to undertake artistic endeavours including pottery, life drawing and playwriting, acting, directing and lighting design.

$6,876

Manningham Community Fund 

Organisation name Project title Allocation

LinC Church Services Network Inc.

(Trading as LinC Manningham)

Community Support for those in Need.

A program to support the most vulnerable in the community with the provision of food vouchers and assistance to navigate longer term support.

$3,269

Rights Employment Accommodation Leisure Inc. REAL

REAL Cultural Diversity

To inform Manningham residents from diverse ethnic communities of the opportunities for social and activity inclusion of adults with intellectual disabilities and to raise awareness of the organisation.

$18,583

Community Partnership Grants 2022 - 2025 (year one - 2022)

Organisation name Project title Allocation for year one
1 Jan to 31 Dec 2022

Manningham Musicians Association

Manningham Concert Band Concert Program

A series of concerts in the local community and civic events.

$7,976.26

Pensioners Association of Bulleen and Templestowe Inc.

Together We Move Forward

A program of activities for seniors from diverse backgrounds to build community connections and reduce social isolation.

$15,000

Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre

Community Connection and Engagement for ALL

A range of low cost programs for the community to increase connection and engagement in community life.

$50,000

Manningham Christian Centre

CareNet- Food Collective Manningham

A co-operative food relief network with existing and new emergency food service providers in Manningham

$50,000

Warrandyte Community Church

Warrandyte Community Carols

A community celebration event at Stiggants Reserve, Warrandyte

$7,400

Eastern Volunteers

Manningham Youth Employment Pathways Program

A program to encourage and upskill youth into active community participation.

$50,000

Wonga Park Community Cottage

Accessing and Connecting with Community Life in Wonga Park

A program of affordable activities for the local community to improve their health and wellbeing.

$50,000

Pines Learning Incorporated

Linking Together through Connection and Community Engagement

A program of a range of recreational and social community programs to support community participation.

$50,000

Kevin Heinze Grow

Kevin Heinze Grow

To deliver therapeutic, capacity building programs for people in need including people with a disability or poor mental health.

$50,000

Warrandyte Neighbourhood House

Mind, Body, Community: building community health, social connection and wellbeing.

A program of activities for the community to promote active lifestyles and reduce social isolation and loneliness.

$50,000

Living and learning at Ajani Incorporated

Let's Connect

A program of activities at minimal or no cost to improve health and fitness, connection to and engagement in community life for all Manningham residents

$50,000

Women's Friendship Group Inc.

Friendship

 A support group for senior women from diverse backgrounds to increase connections and participation in community life.

$8,000

Heide Museum of Modern Art

Cultural and Community Connection at Heide    

Reducing the financial barriers for Manningham residents to experience arts and culture through the Heide Museum

$30,000

The Chinese Senior Citizens Club of Manningham Inc.

Positive Ageing Program for Chinese Seniors    

Offer a range of additional activities to meet the needs of the increasing membership.

$35,868

Doncaster Community Care and Counselling Centre
(Doncare)

Healthy Young Men's (HYM) Program    

A program to respond to the needs of young men and individuals who identify as men aged 12-25  through counselling, therapeutic groups and place based service delivery.

$50,000

The Onemda Association

Onemda Community Cafe Program 

To establish a Community Cafe, providing young adults with intellectual disabilities exposure and practical skills in customer service, food preparation, money handling and the overall concept of running a business

$34,155

Lions Club of Park Orchards

Park Orchards Community Carols  

A community run, cultural end of year celebration event

$6,723

Rotary Club of Templestowe

Manningham Family Festival    

A family festival at Finns Reserve 

$12,000

Rights Employment Accommodation Leisure Inc REAL

REAL Pathways    

A program to provide opportunities for adults with an intellectual disability to engage in community life.

$33,064

Women's Health East

Taking Action to Combat Racism and Support Manningham Chinese Communities    

A program to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of Mandarin-speaking women in Manningham by providing opportunities for increased social connection and engagement in community life.

$48,775

Victorian Skateboard Association Inc

Manningham Skate Park Activation Project    

A capacity building program for Manningham residents to build a sustainable skateboarding ecosystem.

$20,000

VP Community Holdings Ltd

Healthy Food Accessibility and Education    

To increase the ratio of healthy food available through the foodbank program and offer an education program around preparing low cost, good quality meals.

$50,000

Eastern Community Legal Centre

Promoting Legal and Social Wellbeing in Manningham    

A range of activities and support services for Manningham residents that address legal and social wellbeing across the prevention continuum, including a focus on legal response, early intervention, education and primary prevention.

$50,000

Small Grants 

Organisation name Project title Allocation

Veneto Club

Bulleen Men's Shed

To offer a Men's Shed program for men to meet and form new friendships and provide activities to support mental health and social connection.
 

$1,700

Phoenix Theatre Company Inc.

Auslan Performance of a Musical

Engage an Auslan interpreter at performances to make it accessible for people who are deaf or hearing impaired to participate in community live theatre

$3,000

Doncaster Tennis Club

Rotary Line Sweeper

To purchase a rotary line sweeper to assist older members and people with a disability to maintain the court surface in a safe manner.

$250

Park Orchards BMX Club Inc.

Increase Participation in BMX as a Sport

To purchase aged appropriate bike and helmets to provide opportunity to potential new members to try the sport before committing to purchasing the equipment.

$780

Chinese Health Foundation of Australia

Warm Hearts for Golden Ageing in Manningham

A program that will inform the Chinese community of the potential risks of elder abuse and how to seek help and support.

$3,000

Templestowe Football Club

Pathway Program for Female Player and Coaching Development

To offer a Pathway Program for Female Player and Coaching Development which will provide professional AFL coaching and training services to female participants and the coaches.

$3,000

Fitzroy Doncaster Cricket Club Inc.

Match Balls 2022-23

To purchase approved cricket balls for use on match days.

$1,500
Manningham Walking Group for Carers

Strengthening Craft To Connect For Carers

To offer the 'Strengthening Craft to Connect Carers Program' to encourage connections and improve the health and mental wellbeing of carers.

$3,000
Australian Iranian Senior Citizen Society of Victoria

Gentle Exercise

To offer a range of programs for seniors to be active and  achieve healthier lifestyles.

$750
Pines Learning Inc

Let's Laugh - Laughter Workshop 

To offer a Laughter Workshop to engage participants and facilitate community connections and improve wellbeing.

$1,065
Access Health and Community

Therapeutic Equipment to Support the Wellbeing and Development of Children

To purchase therapeutic equipment to build the capacity of children with developmental delay and disabilities that use the service.

$1,500
Old Carey Cricket Club

Increase Participation in Cricket

To purchase equipment and training shirts to support the men's, women's and girls teams.

$1,500
Bulleen Cricket Club

Balls for Juniors Boys & Girls and Seniors

To purchase approved cricket balls for use on match days.

$1,500
Doncaster & Districts Netball Association (DDNA)

New Uniforms for our Association's Rebranding to Entice Wider Participation

To purchase of new uniforms to support a rebrand to Manningham Netball.

$1,500
Templestowe Bowling Club Incorporated

Lawn Bowls and Community Engagement Event

To host the 'Lawn Bowls and Community Engagement' event to encourage participation and celebrate the club's 75th anniversary.

$3,000
Doncaster RSL Subbranch Incorporation

Provide Amenity to have Better Events for our Community Partnerships

To purchase equipment to enable better utilisation of the RSL through providing community programs to local groups and schools.

$1,500
Doncaster Cricket Club

Crucial Cricket Balls

To purchase training and match day balls.

$1,500
Doncaster Seniors Club Incorporated

Women's Matters

To offer the Women's Matter program to encourage connections and reduce loneliness and isolation.

$2,270
Wonga Park Community Cottage Inc.

Toddler Playtime @ the Cottage

To provide a  playgroup program to support families and reduce social isolation.

$3,000
Warrandyte Cricket Club

Scoring Equipment Purchasing

To purchase of equipment to support online scoring at cricket games.

$1,500
Yarraleen Cricket Club

Equipment for Junior Cricket

To purchase equipment to support the development of young cricketers.

$968.25
La Trobe University

Shared Reading for Wellbeing and Social Inclusion

To establish a Shared Reading Program and  provide an opportunity for social inclusion and improved wellbeing.

$1,147.40
Melbourne Shandong Australian Association Inc.

Multicultural Activity Links Us Together

To provide an opportunity for the community to attend performances to re-engage and lift their spirits following the lockdowns.

$3,000
Happy Life Club Inc.

Healthy Lifestyle Promotion Activities

A  healthy lifestyle program to promote wellbeing through a range of activities.

$2,347
Cantonese Art Association Inc

2023 Fabulous Rabbit New Year Festival Show

To host the 2023  Fabulous Rabbit New Year Festival Show.

$2,480
Manningham Inclusive Community Housing Inc (MICH)

Support for social MICH

To establish a support network and to share experiences of preparing for and living independently.

$2,706
Manningham Christian Centre

Practical cyber safety

To host two practical cyber safety nights for parents and young people.

$2,860
Donvale Netball Club

New balls and playing bibs

To purchase netball equipment to support the skill development of participants

$1,005
Warrandyte Historical Society

iPad and electronic funds technology

To purchase an iPad and card reading technology to improve the operations of the Historical society.

$279
Doncaster Templestowe Historical Society

Multimedia presentation screen

To purchase a tv screen to replace an ineffective multimedia projector to improve the customer experience.

$1,405
Bulleen Tennis Club Inc

Renewal of court equipment

To purchase court equipment to  provide a better experience for participants at the club and new members.

$1,500
The Scouts Association of Australia - Wonga Park Scout Group

Camping adventures

To purchase equipment to facilitate outdoor experiences for new and existing group members and their families of the Wonga Park Scout Group. 

$1,064
Eltham Panthers Junior Netball Club

Coaching development program

To deliver the Coaching Development program to upskill volunteer coaches.

$3,000
Scones Together auspiced by Park Orchards Community House and Learning Centre

Scones Together

To deliver a monthly event inviting older residents to socially connect for afternoon tea,  build friendships and have fun reducing social isolation and loneliness. 

$3,000
Warrandyte Toy Library

Little Movers Playtime

To purchase of play equipment to relaunch the Warrandyte Toy Library through a playtime session in the new and bigger location at Warrandyte Community Hall.

$1,493
Beverley Hills Junior Football Club

ONEMDA Football Program for people with disabilities

To deliver the ONEMDA Football program and provide an opportunity to play football in safe, fun and inclusive environment.

$3,000
Eastern Volunteers

Manningham Volunteer Expo

To contribute to the cost of the marketing and promotion for the Manningham Volunteer Expo.

$3,000
Bulleen Templestowe Amateur Football Club

Canteen Fridge

To contribute to the purchase of a new fridge.

$1,460
Donvale and Templestowe Horse and Pony Club

Purchase of a riding arena rake for the club

The purchase of an arena rake to  provide a safe environment for riders and their horses/ponies.

$1,485
Manningham Neighbourhood Watch Inc

Don't Do Something Silly: Beating Scams (for Chinese Speakers)

A program to raise awareness on scams and how to beat them. Delivered in English and Chinese.

$2,150
Old Carey Grammarians Football Club

Relaunching of women's AFL program to increase participation

To provide an opportunity for women to participate in AFL and enhance access through reducing the financial barriers.

$730
Pickleball Manningham

Pickleball Manningham Club

To purchase sporting equipment to facilitate Pickleball playing sessions at Leeds Street Sports Centre.

$1,460
Serenity for Women

Women's only Group fitness and Aquatic Program

To provide women from diverse backgrounds an opportunity to improve their health and wellbeing.

$3,000
Waterdale Theatre Inc

Bonnie and Clyde the Musical

To purchase a portable staging deck for use by the  amateur theatre.

$1,500
Community Grant Program 2021/2022

Community Development Grants 

Organisation name Project title Allocation

Chinese Health Foundation of
Australia

Golden Ageing - Friendly Manningham without Elderly Abuse
Program II

Stage 2 of an elder abuse prevention program including seminars,
support group, volunteer training and hot-line support.

$20,000.00

parkrun Inc (T/A parkrun Australia)

parkrun for Warrandyte

To establish a parkrun event in Warrandyte and provide an opportunity for the community to participate in a free 5km timed run/walk every weekend.

$7,550.00

LinC Church Services Network Inc (Trading as LinC Manningham)

Helping to bridge the gap in a time of need.

A program to support the most vulnerable in the community with the provision of food vouchers and assistance to navigate longer term support.

$6,000.00

Manningham Inclusive Community Housing Inc. (MICH)

Transition into independent living - facilitation and support

A program to support young people with intellectual disabilities to gain skills and confidence to transition to independent life.

$16,566.00

Doncaster & Districts All Abilities Netball

All Abilities Netball Competition / Program

A program for people of all abilities to actively participate in netball and empowering them to be physically active and productive, improving their health and well-being.

$5,358.00

Kevin Heinze Grow

Community Liaison Development Project

A project to rebuild and strengthen the volunteer program and establish beneficial collaborations with the aged-care sector, service groups, special interest groups and individuals.

$14,000.00

The Men's Table Ltd

Healthy men, healthy masculinities, healthy communities of Manningham

A project to establish 3 groups in Manningham to run the Healthy men, healthy masculinities, healthy communities program.

$17,880.00

VP Community Holdings Ltd

Implementing COVID-safe Structures to Strengthen the Foodbank Program

Continue the foodbank program to support vulnerable members of the community through the provision fresh food and groceries

$14,000.00

 

Arts Grants 

Organisation name Project title Allocation

St Peter and Paul's Primary
School

Indigenous Mural and Garden
To create an Indigenous space which includes a mural and garden
within the school grounds to promote the benefits of celebrating
our Indigenous heritage and caring for our environment.

$3,001.00

The Pottery Expo

Fresh Perspectives

An exhibition of photographs and a projection event to offer fresh perspectives on what we view as important in our lives after period of confinement and reflection.

$14,600.00

Manningham Musicians Association

Manningham Concert Band Concert Program

To perform a series of concerts in the local community involving music of diverse backgrounds, in various performing formats and venues.

$9,235.00

Wonga Park Community Cottage

Publication of 'A History of Wonga Park

The Suburban Village' To produce printed copies of the book titled 'A History of Wonga Park The Suburban Village'.

$7,000.00

Doncaster Templestowe Artists Society

Open days x 3 with Demonstrations by various artists A program for the community to engage with artists demonstrating different art mediums.

$3,050.00

Rights Employment Accommodation Leisure Inc

REAL Hope 21

A creative arts community project engaging a local potter to work with a group of adult residents who have intellectual disability to generate a work for public display which gives a post pandemic message of hope.

$7,585.00

Heide Museum of Modern Art

Yaluk Langa: Three Contemporary Scar Trees at Heide's Indigenous Garden

To create an indigenous garden along the Yarra River on the Heide site, which has been named Yaluk Langa by Wurundjeri elders involving the ceremonial scarring of three significant trees, to represent the three family groups of the Wurundjeri Woi- wurrung and to signify cultural continuity.

$14,174.00

Manningham Uniting Church

Manningham Uniting Church & Community Centre Community Mural

To create a vibrant five-part mural along the western boundary wall and public walk through of the new Manningham Uniting Church & Community Centre.

$4,400.00

Festival and Events Grants 

Organisation name Project title Allocation

Australian Oriental Martial
Arts Tai Chi Inc.

World Intangible Cultural Heritage Tai Chi Festival in
Manningham

A program of regular weekend Tai Chi in the Park for all residents.

$3,530.00

Doncaster Seniors Club Incorporated

Seniors Day Festival

An event to celebrate and honour the senior members in our community as recognition of the contributions they have made in the community.

$3,450.00

The Pottery Expo

The Pottery Expo at Warrandyte

A weekend outdoor ceramics art event, involving approximately 80 ceramic artists from Australia and overseas, including clay activities for children, "Tent Talks",
demonstrations and workshops for adults and live music by local musicians on the riverbank at Warrandyte.

$20,000.00

Eastern Volunteer Resource Centre Inc.

Manningham Volunteer Expo

An Expo involving volunteer organisations in Manningham to share and promote opportunities for volunteering with interested residents with the potential recruit new volunteers.

$7,000.00

Warrandyte Community Church

Warrandyte Community Carols

A community Carols event at Stiggants Reserve featuring local singers and performers to create a festive atmosphere celebrating Christmas, singing carols, mingling with friends with a positive ambiance, advocating diversity.

$6,700.00

Rejoice Chinese Christian Communication Centre Inc.

Rejoice Manningham Lunar New Year 2022

A community celebration of 2022 Lunar New Year at MC² to promote mutual understanding and integration of multi- culturalism in Manningham.

$7,000.00

Small Grants 

Organisation name Project title Allocation

Ambitious Sisterhood Society Incorporated

Sisters of one mind, making friends through dance

$3,000.00

Bulleen Cricket Club Inc

Software upgrading of video screen scoreboard to Solid Scoring Systems

$1225

Bulleen Tennis Club Inc

Equipment purchase

$984

Chinese Precincts Community Association Incorporated

Make Manningham the cultural home of Chinese Ethnic Minority Group

$3000

Chrisalis Foundation as auspice for Manningham Walking Group for Carers

Craft to Connect for Carers

$3000

Doncaster Athletic Club

Purchase of replacement athletic (high jump) equipment

$1360

Doncaster Baseball Club Incorporated

Equipment requirements

$739.85

Doncaster Chinese Senior Association Incorporated

Light up our spirit

$3000

Doncaster Cricket Club Incorporated

Senior and Junior cricket including matches, coaching and training

$1500

Doncaster Gardens Preschool auspice TRY Australia

Outdoor climbing equipment for preschool children

$1500

Doncaster Hockey Club

BBQ Area including BBQ, shade, table, gas bottles, storage shed

$1500

Doncaster Seniors Club Incorporation

Purchase of overhead projector and printer

$835

Doncaster Templestowe Badminton Association

Modernisation Project - Technology in club operations

$1500

Eltham Panthers Junior Netball Club

Increase participation by subsidising gender neutral uniforms to our Juniors

$1500

Fitzroy Doncaster Cricket Club Inc.

Competing in Victorian Premier Cricket Competition, fielding four teams.

$1500

Greek Elderly Citizens Club of Manningham

Seniors wellbeing and Pilates

$2350

Greythorn Bowling Club Inc

Equipment purchases to facilitate greater inclusivity

$1500

Heatherwood Special School

Heatherwood Community Mashup

$3000

House of Persia Community and Cultural Centre

Skills development and learning

$3000

Kevin Heinze Grow

Coffee machine for hospitality training program

$1500

LinC Manningham

Equipment modernisation for increased efficiency

$1427

Living and Learning at Ajani

Purchase of office desktop computers

$1500

Macedon Blues United FC

Soccer Mums and All Abilities programs to increase participation

$3000

Manningham Cobras Football Club

Upgrade honour board

$800

Manningham Inclusive Community Housing Inc. (MICH)

Making Better Decisions – A pilot program

$2888.03

Manningham Rotaract

Generations@Work

$3000

Melbourne 7 Melody Notes

Fabulous Christmas and New Year show

$2680

Melbourne Disc Golf Club Inc.

Active Community - Disc Golf

$1192.4

Melbourne Shandong Australian Association Inc.

Digital Events link us together 2021

$3000

Old Carey Cricket Club

Increasing active sport participation through a girls cricket program

$3000

Old Carey Cricket Club

Portable shade marquees for protection against the sun and weather

$1459

Old Trinity Grammarians Soccer Club

Purchase of portable soccer goals

$1496

Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre

Laptops for learners

$1500

Park Orchards Football & Netball Club

Footballs and netballs

$600

Park Orchards North Ringwood Parish Junior Football Club Inc

First aid equipment for the safety of players and community

$864

Rights Employment Accommodation Leisure Inc REAL

REAL Try-Out

$2965

Scout Association of Australia Victorian Branch as auspice for Wonga Park Scout Group

Returning to Nature

$1100

St Timothy's Anglican Church

Need to purchase a defibrillator for church to support elderly

$734.5

St. John Ambulance Australia (Victoria) Inc.

Purchase of essential equipment for St John Ambulance's Manningham Division

$1340

Templestowe Bowling Club

Website re-build

$3000

Templestowe Junior Football Club

Junior development program to encourage juniors' return to sport

$3000

Templestowe Returned and Services League

Provide community welfare and social connectivity facilities

$1500

University of the Third Age Manningham

Replace computers and ancillary Zoom equipment for hybrid classes.

$1500

Warrandyte Football Club

AFL Indigenous Round - recognising and celebrating First Nations players

$1500

Warrandyte Mechanics Institute and Arts Association Inc.

Building essential skills for the arts in Warrandyte

$2726

Warrandyte Mountain Bike Club

Dirt Devils coaching program

$1740

Warrandyte Neighbourhood House

Self care for children and youth

$2935

Warrandyte Neighbourhood House as auspice for Warrandyte Men's Shed

Continuing to develop support network for older men within Warrandyte

$1820

Wonga Park Cricket Club

New portable scoreboard

$1500

Yarraleen Preschool

Safety equipment and sandpit safety

$1357.72

Community Partnership Grants 1 July - 31 December 2021 

Organisation name Project title Allocation

Pines Learning

Community Engagement

$25,000.00

Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre Inc

Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre Incorporated

$25,000.00

Warrandyte Neighbourhood House

Warrandyte Neighbourhood House Programs

$25,000.00

Wonga Park Community Cottage

Wonga Park Community Cottage Programs

$25,000.00

Living and Learning at Ajani Inc

Connecting Communities at Living and Learning at Ajani Inc

$25,000.00

Warrandyte Festival Committee

Warrandyte Festival

$50,000.00

Kevin Heinze Grow

Using nature as a supportive environment

$25,000.00

Access Health and Community

Parent Child Mother Goose program

- Connecting families and linking with the local community

$14,447.00

Eastern Community Legal Centre

ECLC community partnership program across Manningham

$15,000.00

Doncaster Community Care and Counselling Centre Inc. (Doncare)

Provision of multi-disciplinary services to support children in crisis

$15,000.00

Terms and Conditions and Glossary

The following are the Terms and Conditions and Glossary of Terms for our Community Grant Program.

You need to read these as part of the application process.

To discuss further, contact us.

Terms and Conditions

For Applicants

The following general terms and conditions apply to the Community Grants Program:

  1. All applications must be approved by the Chairperson, President or Chief Executive Officer of the organisation.
  2. Successful applicants must use Community Grant Program funding for the stated purpose for which the funding was awarded unless further written permission has been obtained from Council before the activity has commenced.
  3. Successful applicants must comply with all relevant State and Federal government legislation that apply to pertaining to the funded activity. If the funded activity involves contact with children, your group or organisation may be required to obtain a Working with Children (WWC) Check. To find out if you need a WWC Check or are exempt, visit the Working With Children website.
  4. Council’s Community Grant Program is a competitive funding scheme and the funding allocation is awarded on the merit of the application.
  5. Applicants must demonstrate satisfactory performance and adherence to all grant conditions (e.g. permit requirements such as traffic management plans, traders’ permits, etc.).
  6. The total funding available for Council’s Community Grant Program is subject to variation and Council’s annual Budget process.
  7. Council reserves the right to request further information in considering applications. If deemed necessary, applicants may be required to discuss or clarify their application with Council officers and/or provide further written information within a specified timeframe.
  8. Canvassing or lobbying Councillors, Council employees or independent assessors, in relation to a grant application, is prohibited. Lobbying or canvassing relevant officers may result in your application being deemed ineligible.
  9. For the protection of grant applicants and those involved in the assessment process, all Council officers, Councillors and community members involved in the grant assessment process are required to declare their interest prior to assessing any grant applications or reviewing project evaluations and reports. This process ensures that a clear or perceived conflict of interest is promptly identified, addressed and recorded. In the event of a conflict of interest, the person will not participate in any discussion or decision making relating to the nominated item/s of conflict.

For Community Development, Arts, Festival & Events and Community Partnership Grants:

  1. A Council Report on the recommended funding allocations is presented to Council for consideration. The decision to award grants is made by Council and shall have regards to Council’s responsibilities under the Local Government Act and Council’s decision is final. There is no appeal process.
  2. Applicants will receive notification of the outcome of their application after Council’s decision.

For funded recipients

Funding and Service Agreement (FASA)

  1. Funded recipients will be expected to enter into a Funding and Service Agreement (Agreement) with Council. The Agreement:
    • Establishes a collaborative arrangement between Council and your group or organisation, based on the principles of co-operation and partnership
    • Outlines the roles and responsibilities of Council and your group or organisation in the provision and use of funding allocated under this Agreement
    • Includes general funding Terms and Conditions and may include special conditions relating to the delivery of the grant.
  2. The Agreement must be completed, signed off and returned by the specified date for the funding to be released. Funding will not be made available to groups who submit this documentation after this date or those that currently hold a debt with Council.
  3. Except for Small Grants, all funded recipients will be allocated to a Council officer who is the primary contact for the delivery of the activity. As per the Agreement, regular monitoring will be required with the relevant Council officer to provide activity support, identify emerging themes and monitor performance.
  4. Any changes to the use of Council funding for purposes other than outlined in the Agreement must be approved by Council in writing. If the grant is not utilised for the stated purpose, the organisation must guarantee repayment in full to Council, plus interest earned, within one month of the end of the Agreement.
  5. Funding that remains unspent upon the end of the Agreement must be repaid to Council within one month (of the end of the Agreement), unless activity changes are approved by Council in writing within 14 days of notification.
  6. Allocation of funds to a community organisation for any purpose, in any funding round, must not be taken as a commitment by Council to provide additional or recurrent funding beyond that specifically provided for in the Agreement.
  7. Funded activities must be completed within twelve months of receipt of funding, unless an alternative arrangement has been approved by Council in writing (prior to the activity completion date).
  8. The Agreement is governed by and is construed to be in accordance with the laws of Victoria.

Permits

  1. If a permit is required for the funded activity, funded recipients must comply with all Council requirements. This includes matters such as road closures, outdoor advertising and temporary food premises.

Funding Allocation

  1. Upon receipt of funding, funded recipients must deposit that sum in the interest-bearing bank account in the name of the organisation nominated in the Application Form.
  2. Council disclaims all liability and responsibility for any direct or indirect loss to the recipient after the release of funding.

Insurance

  1. Funded recipients must take out and keep current during the period of the Agreement, public liability insurance. The public liability policy must be for a minimum of $20 million.
  2. The public liability insurance ensures Council and the recipient against all actions, costs, claims, charges, expenses, and damages whatsoever which may be brought or made or claimed against them arising out of, or in relation to, the funded activity.
  3. A copy of the Certificate of Currency is to be provided to Council before commencement of the funded activity. Funded recipients must also maintain WorkCover insurance, where relevant.

Marketing Requirements

  1. Funded recipients are required to acknowledge receipt of financial assistance from Council in any promotion, publication or advertising of the activities. This includes the use of Council’s logo and giving Councillors and officers the opportunity to attend relevant promotional events. Any publicity material regarding an activity should be submitted to Council’s Grants Team for approval prior to printing. For more information visit www.manningham.vic.gov.au/community-grant-program.

Acquittal and Activity Completion Report

  1. Council reserves the right to conduct financial and performance audits for funding it has provided. Consequently, funded recipients are required to maintain full records of receipts of activity expenditure and performance outputs/outcomes for the relevant period. These records are to be made available to Council and its officers/agents upon request.
  2. Funded recipients are required to complete an Activity Completion Report (acquittal) within 2 months of completing the funded activity online at manningham.smartygrants.com.au . This report certifies that the activity and funding was carried out in accordance with the Agreement. It should include a completed Evaluation Framework, (not required for Small Grants) proof of expenditure of Council funds (receipts and invoices) and copies of marketing material used to promote the funded activity.
  3. Failure to provide a satisfactory acquittal may result in a funded group or organisation being deemed ineligible to receive any further funding from Council. Council’s reporting is directly linked to its requirement to report on how public funds are spent and whether funded groups and organisations have achieved the desired end result. While Council is committed to minimising administrative processes, it is also committed to the collection of high quality information that may be communicated across Council and the community.
Glossary of Terms and Definitions

Acquittal

Acquittal is a formal condition of funding and means accurately reporting on the funded activities and the expenditure of your funding. Proof of expenditure (as well as other information) is required on the completion of your activity. See ‘Activity Completion Report’.

Activity Completion Report

Is a report that ensures grant recipients have administered grant funds responsibly and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Funding and Service Agreement. An Activity Completion Report usually consists of a written report that summarises how the activity fared against the initial objectives of the grant. It also provides a financial statement detailing how the funding was spent. See ‘Acquittal’.

Auspice

Is an agreement where one organisation (the ‘principal organisation’) agrees to apply for funding on behalf of a second organisation that is not incorporated (the ‘auspiced organisation’). If the funding application is successful, the principal organisation then receives, holds and administers the funding to the auspiced organisation so that the auspiced organisation can complete the funded activity. Further information can be found at, http://www.nfplaw.org.au/auspicing.

Company by Limited Guarantee

A company limited by guarantee is a type of legal structure that you may choose for your charity that is registered by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). Further information can be found at asic.gov.au/regulatory-resources/financial-reporting-and-audit/preparers-of-financial-reports/companies-limited-by-guarantee/

Commercial activities and organisations

Includes retail groups that: a) sell goods by retail, or by retail and wholesale; b) sell services; or c) hire goods for profit.

Confirmed Funding (CF)

Refers to any confirmed funding amounts, including your organisation’s cash contribution, funding from other sources to be included in your ‘Income’ section of your budget.

Council

Manningham City Council is the entity which has the authority to make decisions on behalf of the Manningham community.

Curriculum Based Activity

Curriculum is the knowledge and skills students are expected to learn, the units and lessons that teachers teach; the assignments and projects given to students; books, materials, videos, presentations, and readings used in a course; and the tests, assessments, and other methods used to evaluate student learning.

Evaluation Framework

Evaluation is an important component of the grants program because it enables organisations to showcase achievements, as well as inform and improve project delivery. (page 9).

Evidence Based

Provides the proof that an activity or program is best placed to respond to an identified community need which may include research, statistics, community consultation, needs analysis, etc.

Funding and Service Agreement (FASA)

A Funding and Service Agreement (Agreement) is a legal and financial agreement entered into between Council and community organisations receiving grant funding.

The categories of an Agreement, a short or long form, reflect the level of funding provided and the required performance of the grant recipient. The FASA states:

  • Purpose of the funding
  • Dollar amount of funding
  • Rights and responsibilities of all parties to the Agreement; including reporting, monitoring and evaluation requirements, and the permits the grant recipient is required to obtain
  • Clear statement of the required outcomes of the grant
  • Terms and conditions of the funding, including the circumstances in which Council can reclaim funding, consequences for breaches of funding conditions and a procedure for the return of unspent funds.
  • Special conditions

Grant

A grant is a sum of money given to organisations for a specified purpose directed at achieving objectives and outcomes consistent with specific policies.

Impact

The desired short to medium term effects or changes that an activity seeks to achieve (e.g. increased community awareness of a particular topic or skills development of a target group, change in behaviour, change in attitude).

Incorporated Association

Being incorporated infers that an organisation has a legal identity of its own, recognised by State and Federal governments and is separate and distinct from the individuals who formed or make up the group.

In-kind Funding Contribution

Is when an organisation contributes goods or services in lieu of providing funds (cash). For example, volunteers hours, use of organisation equipment or facilities (i.e. photocopiers). In-kind contribution must have a $ value, for example the estimated value of volunteer time is $41 per hour.

Non Recurrent Funding

The Annual and Small Grant categories are to fund one-off short to medium term activities. Funding allocations are for one financial year and are not recurrent.

Objectives

Objectives are the big picture aims or goals which a policy, plan, program or activity seeks to achieve (e.g. improved exercise).

Outcome

The desired result of goals and strategies that have been achieved (e.g. a healthier population).

Outdoor Sports Infrastructure Guidelines

The Outdoor Sports Infrastructure Guidelines steer the redevelopment or refurbishment of existing sporting infrastructure and informs the development of new sports infrastructure on a case by case basis. The Council Standard Facility Fit Out sets out what Council will provide and what is not covered.

Political

Taking or belonging to a side in politics or in controversial matters.

Religious

Religion is regarded as a set of beliefs and practices, usually involving acknowledgment of a divine or higher being or power, by which people order the conduct of their lives through promotion of their faith or worship.

SmartyGrants

SmartyGrants is Council’s online grants management system. Applicants must apply online and attach relevant documents to their application.

Statement by Supplier

For organisations that do not have an ABN, applicants are required to complete a Statement by Supplier form as a result of the Commonwealth ‘Pay As You Go’ taxation legislation. Statement by Supplier forms can be located from the Australian Taxation Office at ato.gov.au/Forms/Statement-by-a-supplier-not-quoting-an-ABN/.

Unconfirmed Funding (UF)

Refers to the other funding amounts which you have applied for which is yet to be confirmed, to be included in the ‘Income’ section of your budget.

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