Community Placemaking Grants open

Published on 09 February 2017

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Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Community Placemaking Grants open on Wednesday 15 February and will close on Wednesday 29 March at 5pm.

The popular placemaking funding round attracts applications from local community groups who have ideas and aspirations for projects that address local community needs.

The place-based approach to improving local places through connecting people and spaces supports community groups to identify projects that improve both the social and built environments of their townships.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor Bev Colomb said “place-based projects can improve community places that connect people to spaces as well as provide social connections through initiatives that create a sense of belonging”.

Last year Council funded 31 placemaking grants for a variety of projects that included a mobile coffee café, edible, community and indigenous gardens as well as a memorial garden.

Programs have included a choir, social connections through a community hub kitchen and a healthy kitchen program.

Grants of up to $5,000 per community group are being offered for projects from a funding pool of $113,000.

The community are invited to attend information sessions being held throughout the Shire:

Mornington
17 February, 3.30pm – 4.30pm,
Mornington Council Chambers, Queen St, Mornington.

Rosebud
21 February, 3.30pm – 4.30pm,
Seawinds Community Hub
Allambi Ave, Capel Sound (Rosebud West).

Hastings
23 February, 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Shire Offices, King Meeting room 1, 21 Marine Parade, Hastings.

Further information is available about the Community Placemaking via mornpen.vic.gov.au/community-placemaking-grants.

Alternatively, phone Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Senior Social Planner on 5950 1099 or email tricia.folvig@mornpen.vic.gov.au.