Creative Community Grants

1. Overview

Creative Community Grants

Creative Community Grants provide an opportunity for groups to express themselves in diverse and unique ways, while connecting with others. The Mornington Peninsula Shire recognises that investment in its creative community contributes to building stronger and more vibrant places and spaces to work, live, and visit through increasing participation and access to creative endeavour.

Priority is given to projects and organisations that focus on strengthening the cultural vitality of communities and programs that complement the Shire’s identified priorities as per the Council Plan 2021 and other related strategies. Creative Community Grants support groups to deliver projects that develop, explore and express Mornington Peninsula Shire’s diverse cultural heritage, creative practice, and foster opportunities for community to experience and participate.

Applications for the 2018/19 Creative Community Grants program open on Wednesday 13 June. Community information sessions will be held at:

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

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

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

Please ensure that you have read and understood the Creative Community Grant Guidelines and Terms & Conditions before making an application.  For further information, please contact the Arts & Culture Team on (03) 5950 1655 or email arts&

Total program funding: $40,000
Maximum funding amount per grant: $5,000

Apply for a Creative Community Grant here

Applications close on Wednesday 25 July at 12pm. 

2. Successful applicants from 2017/18 Creative Grant Round

View the list of successful Community Support Grant applicants here(PDF, 83KB) .

If you have any questions please contact the Shire’s Arts & Culture team at arts& or phone 5950 1655.