The Love My Place High Street Grant Program seeks to co-create with the Port Phillip community to bring beautification projects to our High Streets.
Love My Place grants provide support to our community with an opportunity to trial new ideas through beautification activities. As well as financial support of up to $15,000, the City of Port Phillip (CoPP) can assist successful applicants with marketing, road closures, parking controls, permit approvals, permission to use spaces and more.
This Program aims to beautify public space through initiatives such as lighting, seating, greenery, games, wayfinding or signage, fresh paint etc to enhance aesthetics.
The City of Port Phillip seeks to activate public space and beautify high streets to create a more vibrant public realm and to support our businesses within the municipality in a post-COVID-19 setting.
Love My Place is a mechanism to allow Council and stakeholders to:
- support creative residents, organisations and businesses within the municipality
- quickly implement policies and projects for a trial period to test activation ideas
- monitor conditions
- use the pilot results to review current Council policies and guidelines or consider new approaches.
We take the health of our community, staff and visitors seriously. We are working to keep our community safe during the COVID-19 outbreak and are closely monitoring the situation. We are living in a time of rapid change and during this global health crisis, decisions are often made quickly. Changes to COVID-19 restrictions can impact the planning, preparation and running of events and other public space activations.
Love My Place grant applicants should be aware of the need for your project to be quickly and easily modified or reversed if required, as well as the need to meet any government COVID-19 requirements at the time which may include people physical distancing 1.5 metres and that gatherings of people may not be possible.
Guidelines and criteria
To understand applicant requirements for this fund, please download and read the Love My Place High Street Grant Program guidelines (PDF 160 KB).
Application opening and closing dates
Love My Place applications will open on 10 March 2021 and close at 11.59 pm on 25 March 2021.
The successful initiatives will be delivered between 9 April 2021 and 30 June 2021.
How to apply
Apply through the Love My Place Smarty Grants Portal.
Applications will, in accordance with these Guidelines and otherwise, be assessed within two weeks of the closing date and applicants will be notified of their preliminary acceptance before meeting to workshop and discuss specific guidelines before signing the acceptance letter.
For more information
For further information about the Program, Guidelines, or to discuss an application, please contact Alexander Albrecht: