Grants and Funding

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.

As part of Council’s $10 million recovery package adopted earlier this year, over $2 million has now been allocated to a COVID-19 Recovery Grant program to provide direct financial support to those who have been most impacted by the ongoing lockdowns and restrictions.   Learn more on our Towards Recovery page. and watch the information video on the grant program.

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)
Business Online Initiatives Grant
Tourism Marketing and Membership Subsidy
Business Continuity Planning and Expansion Grant
New Business Support Grant
Events and Festivals Grants

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

The Shire provides community funding (through grants) to support our community and information on how to be successful at applying for grants.