Placemaking Grants

Applications Open 13 July 2023
Applications Close 7 September 2023
  • Enhance the social and built environments place-based contributing to making our townships vibrant.

Value Eligible applicants may seek up to $10,000


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

Placemaking Grant Program Priorities



  1. Creates opportunities for community engagement and social connections   contributing to vibrant townships.
  2. Contributes to vibrant communities fostering social inclusion and connections, community cohesion and participation.
  3. Minor community capital projects that improve amenities/facilities and/or the natural environment.
  4. Provides opportunities for new activities and initiatives in public places.


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

Placemaking Grant Priorities

 Proposed project will contribute to one or more Placemaking 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/program is realistic and shows volunteer in-kind contribution as well as co-contribution. Applicant demonstrates limited capacity to self-fund.



Refer to program 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.



  • Successfully funded projects/programs will receive a Funding Agreement.  Major Funding Agreements must be signed by all parties.  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.