Community Placemaking Grants

Community Placemaking Grants projects aim to strengthen townships across the Mornington Peninsula Shire by enhancing both our social and built environments at the local level.  Placemaking engages the local community to be proactive in identifying positive ways to implement projects that contribute to improving the health and wellbeing of the community. This can happen in a number of ways including:

  • Placemaking in the local area that improves the physical environment
  • Establishing programs/projects/activities that encourage social connections and create a sense of belonging to local places and/or spaces
  • Enriching places through arts and culture
  • Building the local community’s capacity through developing and/or 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 the Shire’s strategic themes in Our Peninsula 2021 Council Plan 2017-2021 specifically:

  • Our Place
  • Our Connectivity
  • Our Prosperity and
  • Our Wellbeing

Placemaking involves residents, community groups, organisations, businesses and community agencies working collaboratively in partnership with the Shire.  Together we are able to build upon local community’s assets, identify local community’s aspirations and needs so we can create places and spaces that enhance health and wellbeing outcomes for our communities.

The maximum amount available for each application is up to $5,000 from a 2017/2018 Placemaking Grant funding pool of $113,000.

The 2017-18 round of Community Placemaking Grants

OPEN on the 28 September and CLOSE at 5pm on the 26 October 2017

Apply for a 2017/18 Community Placemaking Grant:

Applications can be made online through the Smartygrants System for a 2017/18 Community Placemaking Grant.

For grant enquiries, please contact the Customer Focus Team on 5950 1099 or email:  community.grants@mornpen.vic.gov.au

If you need assistance or have questions in relation to your placemaking project please ask to speak to Tricia Folvig Senior Social Planner Place Facilitation and Community Development.

General conditions

Not-For-Profit (NFP) Organisations

Community grants programs are only available to Not-For-Profit organisations (i.e. we will not fund individuals or for-profit organisations). If the applicant has no legal status, an agency/group that does have legal status (NFP) can be asked to auspice the project and hold any grant monies on behalf of the applicant. If the organisation is a not-for-profit community group which is not an incorporated association, that group can seek out an ‘auspicing organisation’ that is incorporated or has other appropriate legal status. At all times, we will work with community groups to ensure that this condition is not a barrier to eligibility.  

Organisations without and ABN who require an auspice arrangement need to complete the Auspicing Agreement Form(DOC, 50KB) to be submitted with your application.

Placemaking Grant Guidelines

View the guidelines(PDF, 372KB) for the Community Placemaking Grants for the current round.

View a sample budget(PDF, 149KB)

Download a copy of the smartygrants help guide.

http://applicanthelp.smartygrants.com.au/help-guide-for-applicants/

Funding constraints

Please think about and carefully plan your funding request and budget.

Each year we receive significantly more eligible submissions for funding than the amount that is available.

Applicants may not be granted the level of funding requested as it is our intention to ensure that the funds available assist as many eligible groups as possible. It is expected that the demand for the larger grants will be high and therefore applicants are strongly encouraged to consider their application for grants of smaller amounts where this will adequately meet the project needs.

Successful applicants from 2016/17 Community Placemaking Grant Round

View the list of the last round of successful Community Placemaking Grants(PDF, 148KB) applications.

Download a copy of previous Placemaking Grants projects(PDF, 6MB) for inspiration and ideas