Community Grants

The application period for Council's 2018–19 Community Grants Program closed at 4.00pm on Friday 8 June 2018. General information on the Community Grants Program, including Guidelines, is available below.

The Borough provides grants to community organisations that support community, art and cultural projects and activities that enhance the wellbeing and quality of life of residents living in the Borough of Queenscliffe.

The Borough of Queenscliffe Council provides grants of up to $2,000 for projects to provide vital community services and activities.

The grants program aims to assist local community groups and organisations to increase involvement and provide opportunities for Council and the community to work together. The Borough knows that groups often need support and annually makes a total of $20,000 in grant funding available through the Community Grants program.

The Borough of Queenscliffe Community Grants program is provided:

  • To encourage and assist common interest groups to take an active involvement in the life of their community for the overall benefit of that community and its members
  • To help communities to help themselves to become stronger and more economically, environmentally and socially sustainable
  • To enhance leadership and other civic skills within communities to enhance the capacity of those communities to address local issues and challenges and to build vibrant, healthy places
  • To develop a sense of community spirit, pride, ownership and identity within communities.

The grant guidelines and application forms can be downloaded from the links below. Copies are also available from the Borough of Queenscliffe Offices.

The successful 2018–19 Community Grants recipients are:

Organisation Grant Purpose
Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre $2,000 Marine Discovery Rangers
Point Lonsdale Tennis Club Inc. $1,511 Tennis court maintenance
Bellarine State Emergency Service $1,800 Defibrillator
Queenscliff Neighbourhood House $1,240 Primary colours of the Borough
Queenscliff Kindergarten $2,527.65 Kitchen upgrade
Queenscliff Lonsdale Yacht Club $1,377 Five "Discover Sailing and Canoeing" family days
Queenscliff Lighthouse Theatre Group $2,000 Shelving for Red Shed
Queenscliff Community Sports Club $2,000 Sound and visual equipment for a healthier community
Bellarine Community Health $2,000 "Bounce Back" post-natal weekly exercise group
Point Lonsdale Board Riders Club Inc. $   635.80 Safety and identity coloured vests
Queenscliff Golf Club Inc. $2,000 Replacement of damaged flooring in entry, bar and kitchen