Single Use Plastic Grant

  • Organisations can apply for between $1000 and $5000 of funding to support projects and activities that reduce Single-use Plastics.
  • A total of $50,000 has been committed by the Shire to the grant pool.
  • Applications 19 April at 9am, and close 25 June 2021

The Shire has committed to phasing out single-use plastics and reducing the impacts of litter on our bays, foreshore, parks, and reserves.

This grant supports community groups, organisations and schools to deliver projects or activities that deliver objectives from the Shire’s Single-Use Plastic Policy, and drive community action to phase out problem plastics. 

Help us work towards a zero waste future, protect the Peninsula’s environment and reduce the impacts of litter on our bays, foreshores, parks and reserves. 

Download: Single Use Plastic Grant Guidelines(PDF, 197KB)

Download: Single Use Plastics Implementation Plan Template(DOCX, 22KB)


Key Dates

  • Grant applications open 9am, 19 April 2021
  • Grant applications close 25 June 2021




Information sessions

Join the online information session to learn more about the grant and have your questions answered.

  • Wednesday 5 May, 12-1 pm
  • Tuesday 11 May, 6-7 pm

RSVP for the information sessions here.


Applications will be assessed on the following: 

  • How the application meets the aims of the Shire’s Single-use Plastic Policy
  • The single-use plastic item/s the activities will target
  • The single-use plastic reduction implementation plan
  • The ability of the activity/project to drive broader changes within the community 



  • Community groups, not-for-profit organisations, charities, social enterprises and schools.
  • The project/activity must take place within the Mornington Peninsula Shire Local Government area, and be located in a public space or premise.
  • The project/activity must be completed within 12 months of funding.
  • Maximum of one application per organisation is accepted.
  • Community groups without incorporation status and artists without sole trader registration are able to be auspiced by an eligible organisation. An Auspice Agreement form must be completed and attached to the application. The organisation that agrees to auspice another group must be involved in the conduct and financial management of the project for which a grant is being sought.  
  • Applicants must have the appropriate type and level of insurance for the activities that are the subject of this grant. 
  • Applicants do not owe any money or reports (acquittal) as a result of previous Shire funding or grants.  


Projects must be completed within 12 months of receipt of funding and a full report on project outcomes provided back to the Shire.



Step 1.Step 1) Read the Single Use Plastic Policy and Grant Guidelines

Read about Single-Use Plastics, including the Shire’s Single Use Plastic Policy .

Step 2.Step 2) Read the Grant Information

Read the grant information, including dates, assessment information, eligibility and acquittal.

Step 3.Step 3) Submit your application

All applications must be submitted via Smartygrants, the Shire’s online grant management portal.

Apply Online