Funds, grants and subsidies

Our grants programs offer funding to eligible groups, organisations and individual residents. There is a range of grants to help our community in different ways.

Our grants programs and subsidy schemes enable us to work in partnership with local community groups, organisations and residents. These programs and schemes empower our community to get involved and make a difference as well as creating and promoting an engaged, healthy, resilient and vibrant city.

We provide funding to eligible groups, organisations and individual residents who submit applications that support one or more of the strategic objectives detailed in our Council Plan 2017-27.

Arts and culture

Cultural Development Fund- closed

Funds City of Port Phillip based artists and related non-profit organisations develop creative projects.

Cultural Development Fund- Key Organisations Funding - closed

Supports non-profit City of Port Phillip based artistic and creative organisations to provide outstanding arts and cultural activity.

Local Festivals Fund - closed

Supporting non-profit community groups that are based in and or service the City of Port Phillip to provide small to medium scale neighbourhood festivals or events.

Rupert Bunny Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship - closed

Provides funding to contemporary visual artists with an identifiable commitment to visual arts excellence.

Thrive Creative Grants - closed

Grant that aims to assist and encourage Victorian artists with disability in the City of Port Phillip.


Annual Community Grant Program- closed

Supports community groups and organisations developing and delivering projects and programs that respond to the needs of our community.

Seniors Festival - closed

Supporting community groups and organisations who hold events during the annual City of Port Phillip Seniors Festival.

Love My Place

The Love My Place grants program seeks to co-create with the Port Phillip community to bring activations, events and unique or experiential ideas to our public spaces when it is safe to do so.


Town Hall Hire Subsidy Scheme

The Town Hall Hire Subsidy 2020/21 will be open until all funds are allocated.

Supports local not-for-profit groups hold a broad range of subsidised community events within our Town Hall Auditoriums.

Community Meals Subsidy

Supports local not-for-profit groups provide healthy, affordable and culturally appropriate meals.

Contact us

For general queries about our funds, grants and subsidies, please contact the Community Grants and Funding Officer:

03 9209 6162

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