Apply for a Community Grant

1. Grants are available to local voluntary non-profit groups across a range of programs

We are committed to working in partnership with our community stakeholders to nurture and develop a strong sense of community. We recognise the importance of grant programs and the role in supporting community, often as we are the only available funding source for local projects. 

Applicants will need to choose the best grant program that suits their project ideas.

The funding objective, overall program funding available, limits and assessment criteria by which each application will be assessed is specified in the Guide to Applicants in each grant stream.

Please note: organisations who will apply under an auspice arrangement fill in this Auspicing Agreement Form(DOC, 50KB)  and submit the completed form with your application.

2. Community Placemaking Grants

Our community placemaking grants program aims to encourage community led initiatives that support our strategic goals, by enhancing public places and spaces and building healthy and connected communities. For more information go to Community Placemaking Grants

3. Community Support Grants

Non-profit community organisations are invited to apply for general grants to assist with projects which benefit the Mornington Peninsula community. For more information go to  Community Support Grants

4. Creative Communities Grants

Community groups interested in initiating arts and cultural activities and programs with public outcomes are invited to apply for seeding funding. For more information go to Creative Community Grants

5. Flexi Grants – open all year

Flexi grants is a new program initiative recognising that some community groups just need a small helping hand to get new projects off the ground, purchase small equipment (not office related) or host a small community activity. For more information go to New Flexi Grants

6. Applying for a grant

We have introduced an online grants application process.  This is the preferred method of application however if there are compelling reasons this process cannot be used, please call Linda Wimetal on 5950 1656 for assistance. A help guide is provided below to assist applicants to make an online application.

Priority will be given to projects which focus on strengthening local involvement and reflect the objectives of our  Strategic Plan or Health & Wellbeing Plan and Arts & Culture Strategy

Follow this link to apply for all our Community Grants

You can also download the SmartyGrants Help Guide for Applicants(PDF, 1MB)

7. Other grant programs

Some additional information about other grant programs where funding can be sought, here is a list of helpful links: