Love My Place Grants Program

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.


Love My Place grants provide support to our community with an opportunity to trial new ideas through creative activities in the public realm. 

Program objectives

This grants program aims to reactivate public space in order to support the local community and businesses.

This program also links to the Council strategic directions of:

  • Vibrant Port Phillip – A City that has a flourishing economy, where our community and local businesses thrive, and we maintain and enhance our reputation as one of Melbourne’s cultural and creative hubs; and

  • Liveable Port Phillip – A City that is a great place to live, where our community has access to high quality public spaces, development and growth are well-managed, and it is safer and easy to connect and travel within.

2021/22 grant recipients

2020/21 grant recipients

Grant value

As well as financial support of up to $15,000, we can support successful applicants with marketing, road closures, parking controls, permit approvals, permission to use spaces and more.

Key dates


Scheduled Date

Applications open

Friday 10 September 2021 at 9 am

Applications close

Sunday 10 October 2021 at 11.59 pm

Applications assessed

October 2021

Applicants emailed outcome

November 2021

Funds issued

November 2021

Grant delivery

November 2021 – 30 June 2022

Final acquittal due

31 July 2022


Download a copy of the Love My Place 2021-22 Program Guidelines below: