Community Grants

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Every year the Shire of Manjimup reserves 2% of the prior year's rates revenue and gives it back to the community in the form of grants.  There are three different types of community grants; general, event and youth. Council assesses each application during budget deliberations and grants funds to projects and events that they deem to have merit. For conditions and further information on the community grants program, please see Council's policy 3.1.3 Community Funds Allocation​. *Please note this policy has been amended in February 2021.*

Main points to remember when applying for a community grant:

  • ​​​Groups need to be incorporated associations to receive funds.  Groups which are not incorporated are still able to apply, however, must nominate the name and ABN details of an auspicing organisation to receive funds on their behalf if successful.
  • Only one application per group, per category, will be funded each financial year unless approved by the Council.
  • Applicants must illustrate​ that effort has been made to secure funding from alternative sources including other funding bodies, sponsorships, memberships and fundraising activities etc.

The 2021/22 community grant round is now open and will close on Friday 26 March 2021

Acquittal Documents

Successful grant applicants must acquit their grant no later than the end of the following September. Future funding may not be considered if previous applications have not been acquitted. 

2020/2021 Grant Acquittal (PDF)

2020/2021 Grant Acquittal (Word)

2019/2020 Grant Acquittal (Word)

2019/2020 Grant Acquittal (PDF)

Previous Grant Recipients:

General Grants​

Community groups and not-for-profit organisations may apply for funding for projects or activities that have a focus on benefiting communities within the Shire of Manjimup. 

Event Grants

Individuals or community groups may apply for up to $5,000 to assist with the hosting of an event. Funding requests need to be directly tied to marketing and promotional costs.

The Shire of Manjimup seeks to support events which target a broad audience, such as state, interstate and international visitors.  If satisfactory funding applications exceed grant money available, Council will prioritise supporting events that will market and promote the Shire to a target population residing beyond the South West or Great Southern boundaries.

Youth Grants

These Grants are available to support youth and chaplaincy across the Shire.

Council endeavours to:

    • support a youth group in each town;
    • support a chaplaincy program; and
    • support youth projects (these projects should be applied for under Category 1. General Community Groups and Projects).

An incorporated body or an unincorporated body may submit an application for funds to support a youth group.

For the purposes of the Shire of Manjimup Community Fund Program, 'Youth' are defined as young people between the ages of 12 and 25 years inclusive.

Testimonial - Northcliffe Pioneer Museum

The organ.  In 1924 Jack and Edith Tomlinson began establishing their farm on Group 123. When Christchurch was built in 1961, Edith's sister Nell donated this beautiful organ which worshippers had the pleasure of playing for over 50 years.  It is now safely installed in the Northcliffe Museum. 

Northcliffe Pioneer Museum, has been collecting heritage items since it was established in 1977. Over the years the support of the Shire of Manjimup Community Grants have contributed to the outstanding preservation of the museum's heritage buildings, artefacts and the nationally significant Photograph Collection. With the Grants, the Museum also has been able to pave the rear of the building, support the annual baiting and spraying of pests and assist with the purchase of internal and external signage. 

In recognition of the district's nearly 100 years of history, family plaques are placed along the front pathways acknowledging the contribution made to Northcliffe by group settlers, farmers and tobacco growers, teachers, fisherfolk, timber workers and those who brought medical care to these resolute pioneers.  This popular project has been made possible by the Community Grants.

​​​Further Information

For further information please contact Community Services on 9771 7777 or by email on        

All completed grant applications are to be sent to


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