Shire’s community grant applications are open

Published on 19 June 2018

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Applications are open for the Shire’s Placemaking Grants, Community Support Grants, Flexi Grants and Creative Communities Grants for not-for-profit community organisations to assist community-led projects and activities that benefit the local community.

Mornington Peninsula Shire is offering a series of community information sessions during July for people wishing to learn more about the Shire’s Placemaking, Community Support, Flexi and Creative Communities Grants.

The grants offer funding for projects that enhance the social and built environments of local townships lead by residents and community groups that work collaboratively to improve community outcomes.

Projects from community organisations that contribute to community services, support volunteering and community participation are encouraged to apply. 
Applications focusing on arts and cultural programs and activities are welcome to apply.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Community Placemaking Grants – up to $5,000.
Open 5 July and close 16 August

The Community Placemaking Grants program aims to support community led initiatives that align to the placemaking criteria and Council’s strategic goals.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Community Support Grants – up to $5,000.
Close 25 July

Assist community groups and non-profit groups and organisations by providing funding for a wide range of projects that support community outcomes.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Creative Communities Grants – up to $5,000.
Close 25 July

Assist community groups and non-profits groups interested in initiating arts and cultural activities and programs with public outcomes.

Flexi Grants – up to $1,000
Open 27 June and remain open for the year closing in May to allow time for payments before the end of the financial year.

Flexi Grants provide an opportunity for community groups needing a small amount of funding to start a new project, purchase small equipment, train volunteers or host a small community activity.

For further information on guidelines and how to apply visit: mornpen.vic.gov.au/grants

Information Sessions:

Monday 2 July 1.30pm – 3.00pm
Shire Office, 90 Besgrove Street Rosebud

Wednesday 4 July 10.00am – 11.30am
Shire Office, 21 Marine Parade Hastings

Wednesday 4 July 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Shire Office, 2 Queen Street Mornington

For more information phone 5950 1099 or email community.grants@mornpen.vic.gov.au