Community Service Providers Grant

Closed 29 April 2022, 05:00 PM

Opening Date   Applications open on 28 March 2022
Aims / Outcomes

This program is targeted at experienced and established service providers whose primary function is facilitating services and supports within the 5 identified priority areas, and demonstrate strong collaboration in the implementation and delivery of COVID-19 Recovery activities.

  • Employment- targeted activities can build the confidence and capacity of those that have lost their job due to COVID-19.
  • Mental Health: targeted programs, events and campaigns that encourage help seeking for those experiencing COVID-19 mental health distress.
  • Family Violence: targeted programs, activities and campaigns that focus on Family Violence prevention.
  • Social Isolation and Loneliness: targeted programs, activities and campaigns that fosters social inclusion, health promotion, physical activity as well as access and equity.
  • Youth Support: youth informed, developed, and led programs, activities and campaigns that promote youth engagement, positive wellbeing and community connection.

Maximum amount of $25,000 per application.

Grant guidelines Download the Community Service Provider Grant guidelines(PDF, 263KB)


About this grant

Appreciating the strong relationship that the Shire has with community service providers and the extent of collaboration on various programs and activities that support our diverse community, this program aims to allocate further investment in these types of partnership interventions.


The application must show how the proposal is responding to identified COVID-19 priorities and the assessment will be based on:

  • The capacity, expertise and experience of the organisation to carry out the project, program, or activity.
  • How the proposal meets the intention of the priority area/s and the anticipated benefit to the community in response to COVID-19 Recovery.
  • The viability of the project.
  • Projects that display an innovative approach to meeting community needs.
  • Projects that give regard to supporting marginalised population groups that have been further or additionally impacted by COVID-19 including LGBTIQ+, Women and Girls, CALD, Young People, Older People, People with a Disability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Alignment to the following Strategic Objectives and identified Health and Wellbeing Actions within the Council and Wellbeing Plan 2021- 2025
  • Strategic Objective 2.1: A community that has access to world class local learning opportunities through all stages of life.
  • Strategic Objective 3.1: A healthy and self-determined community where everyone feels valued, supported and safe.
  • Strategic Objective 3.2: A resilient and confident community where everyone connects and is supported.
  • Strategic Objective 3.3: A community in which people from all generations, backgrounds and abilities can access local services.





Refer to the guidelines(PDF, 263KB) for full eligibility

Applications are open to:

  1. Not-for-profit, incorporated community groups/organisations
  2. Registered charities, public benevolent institutions with DGR status
  3. Schools/Learning institutions – only where the project is not curriculum based or where the activity or benefit is not confined to the learning institution but is for the primary benefit of the wider community



  • Projects must be completed within 12 months of receipt of funding and a full report on project outcomes provided back to Council. 
  • A report and photographs (with consent from individuals in pictures) is required as evidence of the execution of the project, expenditure and outcomes.
  • The report must include copies of media articles, collateral and/or evidence of attribution to Mornington Peninsula Shire Creative Community Grant support.
  • The report must include project outcomes, variations, learnings and final budget.