Community Placemaking Grants

The Placemaking Grant Program closed on Wednesday 29 March at 5pm 2017 .

Community Placemaking Grants aim to strengthen townships across the Mornington Peninsula Shire by culturally enhancing our social and built environments at the local level.  Placemaking engages the local community to be proactive in identifying positive ways to improve the health and wellbeing of the community.  This happens in a number of ways including:

  • Improving the physical environment in the local area
  • Establishing social connections that create a sense of belonging
  • Enriching places with arts and culture as well as
  • Building the community’s capacity through developing and learning new skills.

It is the people, places and spaces that make the Mornington Peninsula a great place to live.  The Community Placemaking Grants program aims to support community led initiatives that align to Council’s strategic goals, specifically:

  • Enhancing public places and spaces
  • Improving Community Facilities and
  • Healthy and connected communities

Placemaking involves working in partnership with Council, residents, community groups and organisations as well as businesses and community agencies.  Together we are able to build upon the local community’s assets, identify the community’s aspirations and needs so we can create a place that fosters people’s health and wellbeing.

To be successful in receiving a Placemaking Grant your project needs to demonstrate community collaboration, partnership capacity and have significant community benefit/s.

Download: Placemaking Grant Guidelines.pdf (43KB)


The Placemaking Grant Program for this closed on Wednesday 29 March at 5pm 2017.  Grants will go to Council for approval on the 23 May 2017.

For further information on Placemaking Grants please contact:  Tricia Folvig Senior Social Planner Place Facilitation and Community Development  T: 5950 1686 or email: or Customer Focus Team T:  5950 1099.