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Mansfield Community Matching Fund Grants

Community Matching Fund

Mansfield Shire Council’s Community Matching Fund (CMF) aims to support the valuable work undertaken by volunteers and community groups within the Mansfield Shire.

Grants of up to $3000 are available to not-for-profit groups based in the Mansfield Shire for projects that help to build a stronger, healthier and more sustainable community.

In 2017/2018 the total funding pool available is $20,000.

How to apply

The 2017-2018 Round of the Community Matching Fund will open on 27 October 2017 and close on 20 November 2017.

All applicants must be available to present their application to an assessment panel on the afternoon of Tuesday 28 November.

For any questions regarding this grant please contact the Community Development team at Council on 5775 8555.

Council staff are available to discuss your project ideas any time of the year.  It is important to start your project planning early.


All applications to the Community Matching Fund are made online. 

Before applying
  • Read through the guidelines to ensure you are eligible for the grant and to assist you to complete all sections of the application process.
  • Contact Council's Community Development team to discuss your idea
  • Download and complete the application form
  • Complete the online form


Presentation to the assessment panel

The purpose of the presentation is to enable applicants to hear about each other’s projects, share ideas and develop networks.

It also enables applicants to respond to questions regarding their application, reducing the delay in collating information required to assess each application and allowing applicants to hear the kind of questions and details that an assessment panel requires – improving the applicants skills and knowledge to apply for other grants.

Presentations for the 2017-2018 CMF will be conducted shortly after applications have been received, notification of date and time will be sent to successful applications.

It is anticipated that all eligible applicants will proceed to the presentation stage. The time allowed for your presentation will be determined by the number of applications received.  It is expected that you will be available for the entirety of the presentations, approximately 3 hours with refreshments provided.

A member of the Community Development Team will contact you within 1 week of receiving your application to confirm your availability to present, advise you the time allowed for a presentation and highlight any key information from your application that should be included or if there is any missing information.

For further information please contact the Community Development Team

Phone:  5775 8555

Email:   Keira.McDonagh@mansfield.vic.gov.au  or Kirsten.lingard@mansfield.vic.gov.au


CMF Grant Resources

Community Matching Fund Guidelines 2017-18 (PDF document) 

2017-2018 Application Form (fillable word document)

2017-2018 Application Form  (PDF document)

2017 grant writing presentation

Project Completion Report Form


Other Community Grant and Funding Resources

Community Grant Guru | http://community.grantready.com.au
Community GrantGuru covers grants and funding sources for: Arts; Sport; Community Services; Environment; Community Infrastructure; Multicultural projects and much, much more.

Grants Victoria | www.vic.gov.au/grants.html  
Grants Victoria is a directory of Victorian Government grants and assistance applicable to individuals, businesses and communities.

Mansfield & District Community Bank | www.bendigobank.com.au/public/community/our-branches/mansfield
Mansfield & District Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank offers various forms of sponsorship and donations to community and sporting clubs, schools and groups in the local area.

Mansfield Community Fund | www.mansfieldcommunityfund.com.au  
Mansfield Community Fund is a tax-deductable fund established in 2012 to benefit and strengthen the community of Mansfield for present and future generations. Its vision is to encourage and enable people to make charitable donations and to work together to build a stronger community through social fairness, cultural richness and economic and environmental sustainability.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal | www.frrr.org.au  
The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s (FRRR) operate a number of grants programs to benefit Australia’s rural, regional and remote communities.

Our Community | www.ourcommunity.com.au
Our Community provides advice, tools, resources and training in relation to fundraising and grants for not-for-profit organisations and schools as well as businesses and individuals.