Grants and Funding

Community information sessions are available to discuss the 2022/23 Grant themes and funding streams aligned to the Council and Wellbeing Plan 2021-2025.

We anticipate opening our Community, Creative, Business, Events, Environment and Heritage Grants on 13 July, subject to Council’s adoption of the Draft Community Investment Funding Policy at the Council meeting to be held on 12 July.

To find out about our Grant programs, come along to one of our information sessions and build your project and ideas with Shire staff.

  • Thursday 23 June, 6.30-7.30pm - online evening session (on Microsoft Teams) - please RSVP via to receive the meeting link.
  • Monday 27 June, 10.30-12pm - Mornington Peninsula Shire Office - 2 Queen Street, Mornington (Council Chambers).  As social distancing limits apply, please RSVP via
  • Alternatively please call Silvana Stefanovski: 0403 824 214 or Customer Service: 03 5950 1000

Helping organisations, individuals and businesses connect with and apply for grants and funding. 

  •  Access our grants and funding portal. Funding Finder. Access grants and funding from a wide range of sources for your best chance of success.
  •  Use our training and resources to help you discover and apply for grants.
  •  Learn about and apply for Shire grants targeted to help deliver on the Community's Vision for the Peninsula.

This work is guided by the Community Vision and our Community Investment Funding Policy.


Awarded grants

Hear from some of the community groups that have completed their projects with support from the Shire's Community Grants Program.

Click on the link to view the successful applicants, projects and funded amounts for our recent grant programs.

Community Support Grant (2021)
Creative Community Grant (2021)
Community Placemaking Grant(PDF, 225KB)
Business Online Initiatives Grant
Tourism Marketing and Membership Subsidy
Business Continuity Planning and Expansion Grant
New Business Support Grant
Events and Festivals Grants
Biolinks Support Grant(PDF, 303KB)
Climate Action Grant 2022(PDF, 227KB)

How to find and apply for grants and funding

Community funding is an investment in our Peninsula. It builds capacity and encourages community-led initiatives or partnerships that benefit the community. The Shire's grants program is developed in line with the Community Investment Funding Policy. The policy outlines the ways the Shire creates and reviews its Grants Programs.

We also offer Funding Finder - a database of grants and funding opportunities for businesses, community groups, not-for-profits and individuals. All Shire grants and funding programs are also listed on Funding Finder once open for applications. This makes Funding Finder a one stop shop for accessing grants and funding.

Further information and documents