Mornington Peninsula Community Charitable Trust

Grant Round Opening: 15 February 2021 (9am). Closing date 12 March 2021 (5pm). 

Funding available: $50,000 

The Mornington Peninsula Community Charitable Trust (the Trust) was established as a sub-fund of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation by Mornington Peninsula Shire Council in April 2008.  The Trust is a separate legal entity to Mornington Peninsula Shire Council.

The Trust aims to raise much-needed funds to assist charitable organisations that operate in the Mornington Peninsula Shire local government area.  This is done by encouraging tax deductible donations and undertaking fundraising activities that build up the Trust corpus in perpetuity.  Each year, the Trust earns income (in the form of interest) which is then made available to eligible charities in the form of grants.

The Trust invites applications up to a maximum value of $5,000 from community organisations whose main function is to provide financial support, welfare and human care, in particular, to the disadvantaged in our community.  Applicants must have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) as covered by Item 1 in the section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and be endorsed as a Taxation Concession Charity (TCC).   Only one application per organisation will be considered. 

Program timeline

  • Grant applications open 15 February 2021.  
  • Grant applications close 12 March 2021.  (Late applications will not be accepted.)
  • Assessment – week commencing 22 March 2021.
  • Recommendations sent to Lord Mayors Charitable Foundation for endorsement – 5 April 2021.
  • Notification of successful applicants and allocation of funds late April 2021.

Grant categories 

Grant categories have been established to meet local community needs, improve community connectivity and build community capacity. There are four grant categories as follows:

Aged and Disability

  • Access and equity
  •  Social Inclusion, health promotion and physical activity 

 Families and Young People 

  • Mental health support 
  • Youth engagement
  • Prevention, early intervention and parenting support  

Education, Employment and Learning

  • Lifelong learning and skill development
  • Preparing for employment

Welfare, emergency relief and housing

  • Homelessness support and early intervention
  • Welfare services and emergency relief 
  • Social inclusion 

Access the full details by downloading the program guidelines.(PDF, 112KB)

Applications open on Monday, 15 February 2021 at 9am - apply online through the Smartygrants platform.

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