Flexi Grants

2020/2021 funding has been deferred. COVID Relief (Quick Response) Grants will be available in January 2021, details available soon.

If you have any queries, please contact the Community Grants Officer on 5950 1425 or community.grants@mornpen.vic.gov.au

Annual program funding: $35,000 

Maximum funding available per application: $1,000

Flexi Grants is a program that provides the opportunity for community groups who may need a small helping hand to get new projects off the ground, purchase small equipment items, train volunteers or host a small community activity.  Funding is made on the basis of a one-off payment and should not be considered to sustain a program.  No ongoing commitment by the Shire should be implied.

This program is open all year until funds are expended and is designed to be a quick response funding stream.  Assessment of applications aim to be completed within 3-4 weeks of submission.  Applications close in early June each year to allow the processing of grants for the end of financial year and reopen on 1 July of the new financial year.

Specific Criteria

Applications will be assessed based on:

  • Organisation has limited capacity to self-fund;
  • Benefit/s to the Mornington Peninsula community (not just group membership);
  • Ideally provides an opportunity for ‘shared’ community use;
  • Contribute to training volunteers;
  • Increase community awareness;
  • Support community-based activities and equipment purchase; and
  • Not putting anyone at risk.

Refer to the Guidelines(PDF, 157KB) and Overview & Specific Criteria(PDF, 163KB) information to understand more about the Flexi Grant Program.