Flexi Grants

Opening Date 13 July 2023
 Closing Date  4 June 2024 unless funds are exhausted earlier
Purpose
To provide a quick response to a community need and initiatives within Mornington Peninsula Shire
Value

Maximum amount of $2,000 per application.

 

 All applications are submitted via the Shire's online grants portal SmartyGrants

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Assessment

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

Flexi Grant Program Priorities

Criteria

  1. Lifesaving, as well as health and safety equipment includes defibrillators and AED>
  2. Supports vulnerable members of the community.
  3. Enhances community groups to socially connect and reduce isolation.
  4. Essential and/or unforeseen purchase of equipment to support activities.
  5. National or international representation of the Mornington Peninsula.

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

Flexi Grant Program Priorities

Proposed project will contribute to one or more Flexi 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.

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 pages 2 and 3 of the guidelines. If you are applying for a defibrillator it needs to be publicly accessible and Registered with Ambulance Victoria.

  1. Eligible organisations include, Incorporated Associations, Not-for-Profit (NFP), Registered Charities and community groups.  Unincorporated community groups require an auspice organisation. 
  2. Organisations are limited to one grant within a financial year, if successful in the application process.  Panel decisions are based on merit.  Flexi Grants are an exception enabling organisations to apply for an additional grant to meet a community need. 
  3. 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).
  4. If an incorporated organisation is acting as an auspice organisation, it must only support two unincorporated organisations within a financial year.
  5. The applicant or auspice organisation must not be in debt and must be compliant with all grants previously awarded by Council.
  6. All projects, programs and activities must take place with the Mornington Peninsula Shire Local Government Area.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.  Major Funding Agreements must be signed by all parties.  All projects/programs, unless specifically funded for multiple years, 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.