Community Placemaking Grants

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.

The 2017-18 round of grants will open 28 September and close on 26 October. For any enquiries regarding Placemaking Grants please contact Customer Focus on 5950 1099 who will transfer you to the appropriate Shire Officer as required.

Council has announced recipients for its 2017 program. Successful applicants are listed below:

Guide Dogs Victoria - Around The Bay - a 3 day orientation and mobility tour of the Mornington Peninsula, $2,000

Arts Access Victoria - Art About flags and bags, $5,000

Somers Primary School - Cultural Ecology Garden, $5,000

Southern Peninsula Community Support and Information Centre Inc. (SPCSIC) - SPCSIC Community Training Room Development, $5,000

Peninsula Training and Employment Program Inc T/as Advance Community College - Hastings Community Hub Art Project, $4,600

Rosebud Scout Group - Scouts Adventure Mural for Rosebud Scout Hall, $4,000

RPP FM Broadcasting - The Male Wellbeing Q and A  Podcast Sessions Project, $5,000

Mount Eliza Neighbourhood House - Playground upgrade and  Garden beds, $5,000

Tootgarook Primary School - Tootgarook School Garden 'Kids in the Kitchen' Project, $5,000

Lions Club of McCrae and District - McCrae Lighthouse Splash of Colour Project, $3,000

Mornington Railway Preservation Society Inc - Mornington Railway Visitor Education and Interaction Project, $4,500

Jigsaw under the auspice of Fusion Australia Ltd - Mornington Park Social Enterprise Cafe, $4,500

Rye Community House - Community Grow and Play Gardens, $2,500

Main Ridge Bowls and Petanque Club Inc - Kitchen refurbishment 2017, $5,000

Main Ridge Tennis Club - Game Seat and Match, $5,000

Balcombe Estuary Reserves Group Mt Martha inc (BERG Mt Martha) - BERG Mt Martha Family Day at the Estuary 2018, $4,400.00

Rosebud West Community Hub ltd., operating as Seawinds Community Hub - Enhancing an Outdoor Community Space at Seawinds Community Hub, $5,000

Family Life Limited - Creating Capable Communities, $4,000

Mornington Peninsula Junior Football League Inc - MPJFL BlueScope Reserve Lighting, $5,000

Waterfall Gully Preschool - Connecting Families through Play - Stage 2, $5,000

Willum Warrain Aboriginal Association - Safety fencing around waterways, $5,000

Mt Eliza Bowling Club Inc - Alfresco Area Development, $4,856

Friends of Coolart Wetlands and Homestead - The Story of Wool at Coolart, $3,000

YMCA Somerville Health & Aquatic Centre - Outdoor Active Recreation Space, $4,004

Nepean Conservation Group Inc. - Guide to Indigenous Plants and Problem Weeds of the Nepean Peninsula, $5,000

McCrae Yacht Club - 2018 Contender World and Australian Championships, $5,000

Girl Guides Association, Mornington Peninsula District - Girl Guides Community Garden - Mitchell Street Reserve, Mornington, $4,869

Nepean historical Society, Investigating the Sorrento Collins Settlement's 18 Burial Sites, $4,840

Maximum funding amount per grant: $5,000