Grant Giving Program


As part of the celebration, the Town of Manchester is excited to announce its Bicentennial Grant Giving Program, facilitated by the Manchester Youth Commission. The Commission is requested applications from local Manchester non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations and/or government/education organizations, neighborhood groups, religious organizations, or other appropriate organizations who are interested in partnering and contributing to the year-long celebration.

The application submission period is now closed. To get involved with planning this special year please visit our volunteer page here!

How do I qualify?

  • The grant application must be completed in its entirety.
  • Proposed initiative or project must be facilitated by a Manchester non-profit organization, club, or group.
  • Initiative or project must fulfill the requirements of one of the funding opportunities stated in the application.
  • Sponsoring organization must be able to establish accounting procedures to document the expenditure of funds.


How can I use the funds?

  • Supplies, materials, and other expenses that are directly involved with your project and are necessary to making it a success.


What can’t I use the funds for?

  • Religious instruction, religious literature or materials, worship services, etc.
  • Capital Expenses
  • Donations to other organizations


If approved, what do I need to do?

  • Complete a Bicentennial Program Information Form (you will receive this upon notification of award and must complete prior to receiving funds).
  • Implement your program or project between 4/1/23 and 12/31/23.
  • Submit the completed Final Budget and Program Summary after completion of your program (no later than 12/31/23).


How do I apply?

  • Click onto Grant Giving Program.
  • Review and complete packet.
  • When complete, click on the submission button on the end of the form. 


Additional questions regarding your grant application or eligibility for your project should be directed to Heather Wlochowski at or Nurun Nahar