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 Recovery Grants - open

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

Cultural Development Fund- Key Organisations Funding - closed

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

Local Festivals Fund

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 - open

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


COVID-19 Community Recovery Quick Response Grant Program

Now open, closes 23 April

Supports community groups and service providers that connect with vulnerable or socially disconnected residents who have been most impacted by COVID to facilitate their on-going recovery and addresses funding gaps arising from the change to Community Grants delivery time frames, for programs that have historically received recurrent funding.

Annual Community Grant Program- closed

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

The annual Community Grants Program will open Monday 5 July 2021.

Seniors Festival - closed

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

Love My Place - closed

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:

Email: grants@portphillip.vic.gov.au
03 9209 6162

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