Local Area Community Capital Infrastructure Grant

Applications Open 13 July 2023
Applications Close

4 June 2024 unless funds are exhausted earlier

CLOSED - funding has now been exhausted

To provide funding for projects that improve the built and natural environments within the Mornington Peninsula Shire
Value Eligible applicants may seek up to $50,000


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

Local Area Community Capital Grant Program Priorities





  1. Existing funded projects that are unable to be completed due to increased building costs.
  2. Upgrades to community facilities.
  3. Projects that improve the natural environment.
  4. New community capital infrastructure projects.


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

Local Area Community Capital Grant Priorities

 Proposed project will contribute to one or more Local Area Community Capital 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.


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.


Refer to the guidelines.

  1. Eligible organisations include, Incorporated Associations, Not-for-Profit (NFP), Registered Charities and community groups.  Unincorporated community groups require an auspice organisation. 
  2.  Applicants 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 must take place with the Mornington Peninsula Shire Local Government Area.



  • 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.