Creative Community Grants

1. 2019/2020 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.

This 2019/2020 financial year two rounds will be available:

Round 1 opens Monday 8 July

Round 1 closes Friday 16 August at 5pm

Round 2 opens February 2020

Round 2 closes March 2020

Total program funding per round: $20,000
Maximum funding amount per grant: $5,000

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

2. 2019/2020 Community Grant Information Sessions

To help prospective grant applicants prepare, the Shire is holding three community information sessions offering information and guidance on how to apply. Come and talk to Shire staff about your proposed project and find out what information you will need to provide for your application.

Whether you're a first time applicant or just looking to refresh your memory, everyone is welcome to attend a session to learn more.

Municipal Office - 21 Marine Parade, Hastings
Wednesday 5 June, 10am

Municipal Office - 2 Queen Street, Mornington
Wednesday 5 June, 7pm

Municipal Office - 90 Besgrove Street, Rosebud
Wednesday 12 June, 1.30pm

All sessions are free to attend – RSVP (optional) to advising which session you would like to attend.

For more information contact 5950 1425

3. Successful applicants from 2018/19 Creative Grant Round

For information of previously funded projects see Successful Creative Community Grant Applicants(PDF, 145KB).