Community Support Grants

Grants for non-profit community organisations for general grants to assist with projects which benefit the Mornington Peninsula community. The 2017-18 round of grants will open 28 September and close on 26 October.

Funding objective:  Financial assistance is provided to not for profit community based and managed groups and organisations for the development of diverse and effective programs, projects and activities which assist in promoting the health and wellbeing of people on the Mornington Peninsula.

Maximum funding amount: $5,000

For any enquiries regarding Community Support Grants please contact Customer Focus on 5950 1099 who will transfer you to the appropriate Shire Officer as required. View the guidelines for the current round.(PDF, 369KB)

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.

Apply for a 2017/18 Community Support Grant here

Apply online at Smartygrants for a 2017/18 Community Support Grant

General conditions

Non-profit organisations

Our grants programs are only available to non-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 (non-profit) can be asked to auspice the project and hold any grant monies on behalf of the applicant. If the organisation is a non profit community group which is not an incorporated association, that group can seek out an ‘auspicing organisation’ that does have incorporation or other appropriate legal status. At all times, we will work with community groups to ensure that this condition is not a barrier to eligibility.  

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 application for grants of smaller amounts where this will adequately meet the project needs.

Successful applicants from 2016/17 Community Support Grant Round

View the list of the last round of successful Community Support Grant applicants here(PDF, 373KB) .