Community Support Grant

Applications open 13 July 2023
Applications close

4 June 2024 unless funds are exhausted earlier

CLOSED - funds have now been exhausted

Purpose

To support community groups and organisations to deliver key initiatives, programs and activities within the Shire

Value

Maximum amount of $5,000 per application.

 

Assessment

Applications must align to the Council and Wellbeing Plan Theme 3 and achieve one or more of the priorities below. 

Community Support Grant Program Priorities

Criteria

  1. Lifesaving and safety equipment.
  2. Strengthens the capacity of volunteering on the Mornington Peninsula through training and/or learning new skills.
  3. Initiatives that contribute to the sustainability of community groups.
  4. Increases social inclusion and connections as well as community cohesion.
  5. Programs, activities and initiatives with broad community benefit.
  6. Supports environmental priorities.
  7. See funding for new projects.

Council and Wellbeing Plan
Proposed project demonstrates alignment to the Council and Wellbeing Plan Theme 3.

Community Support Grant Priorities

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

Community Partnerships

Proposed project shows community engagement and collaboration with other community partners as well as community benefit.

Feasibility of the project
The project is feasible and able to be delivered. This includes permits, landowner permission, Community Capital Infrastructure Proposal Form and/or Public Art Proposal Form completed if required.

Capacity of Applicant

The Applicant has demonstrated capacity, skills and experience including volunteers to deliver the project.

Budget

Applicant budget for delivery of the project is realistic and shows volunteer in-kind contribution as well as co-contribution.  Applicant demonstrates limited capacity to self-fund.

 

Eligibility

Refer to grant guidelines.

  1. Eligible organisations include Incorporated Associations, Not-for-Profit (NFP), Registered Charities and community groups.  Unincorporated community groups require an auspice organisation. 
  2. Applicant organisations must be registered, solvent and have adequate level of public liability insurance relevant to the activity. (Note: unincorporated community groups must use an auspice organisation to apply).
  3. If an incorporated organisation is acting as an auspice organisation, it must only support two unincorporated organisations within a financial year.
  4. The applicant or auspice organisation must not be in debt and must be compliant with all grants previously awarded by Council.
  5. All projects, programs and activities must take place with the Mornington Peninsula Shire Local Government Area.
  6. An applicant school or learning institution may apply 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.
  7. Retrospective funding for activities, programs and projects that have already started or have been completed will not be eligible.

 

 

Acquittal

  • Successfully funded projects/programs will receive a Funding Agreement.   All projects/programs must be completed by the end of the financial year in which they received the funding or in accordance with their Funding Agreement.  Extension for project delays need to be approved by the Program Manager for the Grant Program.
  • The Funding Agreement will reference an Acquittal, which must be completed in full by the due date.