Heritage Grant

Opening Date  13 July 2022 
Closing Date

 5 March 2023 or until funds are exhausted.

Closed - 8 November 2022, funds have been exhausted for this program

Purpose  To preserve and restore places listed in the Heritage Overlay in the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme

Eligible applicants may seek up to up to:

  • $5,000 for a minor grant and
  • more than $5,000 for identified major works
Grant guidelines  Download the program guidelines - Theme 1: A healthy, natural environment and well-planned townships(PDF, 471KB)



Applications must align to the Council and Wellbeing Plan Theme 1 and achieve one or more of the priorities below.

Heritage Grant Program Priorities




1. Preservation of heritage fabric to prevent deterioration

2. Restoration of heritage fabric to earlier or original condition

3. Best practice heritage standards

4. Recognition of community benefits of heritage protection by private owners

Council and Wellbeing Plan
Proposed project demonstrates alignment to the Council and Wellbeing Plan Theme 1.

Heritage Grant Priorities

Proposed project will contribute to one or more Heritage Grant Program priorities listed in this table in the left column.

Conditional requirements

Proposed project / works must:

  • be covered by an individual Heritage Overlay in the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme
  • and/or be a contributory place in a precinct in the Heritage Overlay
  • completed works are to be inspected by Shire Heritage Officer prior to grant payment

Feasibility of the project/program

The application must be accompanied by:

  • approved building and planning permits for the proposed works, if applicable
  • photos of heritage fabric to be restored

Capacity to deliver project

The Applicant demonstrates capacity, skills and experience to deliver the project including, ddemonstration of Council’s preference for preservation as opposed to replacement of the original building fabric


The quote / budget for delivery of the project is realistic.

  1. The application must be accompanied by a quote with clearly itemised works on heritage elements of the building.
  2. The applicant may request a grant amount of not more than 50% of the total cost of the works.
  3. A condition of funding is that the proposed works must be completed and inspected prior to grant payment.



Refer to pages 2 and 3 of the guidelines.

Applications are open to owners of places listed in the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme with a Heritage Overlay.



  1. All projects must be completed by 30 May 2023 to allow for inspection of final works and payment by end of the financial year.  Any necessary extensions of time must be approved by the Program Manager.
  2. The acquittal report requires the project results achieved, learnings, photographs (with the consent of individuals in pictures), project expenditure with all relevant receipts and links to any media reports as evidence of the execution of the project.
  3. Large grant applications are required to submit milestone reporting within 6 months after funding.