Youth Development Grants

   This grant will not be available in 2023/24.  
Opening Date 13 July 2022
 Closing Date 4 June 2023 or until funds are exhausted
CLOSED 4 June 2023 - funding has been exhausted
Purpose To support the cultural development of young people.

Eligible applicants may seek up to $1,000.  


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

Youth Development Grant Program Priorities



  1. Support for development of our young people that contributes to participation in music, sport and artistic endeavours.

  2. Focus on young people experiencing financial hardship.

  3. Enhancing young people’s health and wellbeing.

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

Youth Development Grant Priorities

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


Expenditure is itemised and clear.


  • The applicant must be aged between 10-25 years and living within the Mornington Peninsula Shire Local Government Area.
  • The applicant must provide evidence (e.g. Birth Certificate, Proof of Age Card, Learners Permit or Licence, Letter of support from school or support services, recent Utility Bill, Rates Notice, Lease Agreement).
  • Presentation of relevant Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or equivalent.
  • Evidence of participation and evidence that the activity is being provided by a registered business, organisation, association or club e.g.  A statement, letter or invoice from the provider outlining activity details, costs and payment arrangements.
  • Only eligible to apply for one grant per financial year.



  • 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.