Flexi Grants

This program is currently closed. COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Grants are now open.

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.

Council has deferred this program in 2020/2021and it is closed until the new financial year.