Community Grants

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 application period for the 2016 Community Grants is now open. Council staff can help with your application and answer any questions you may have. Applications close at 4pm on Friday 10 June 2016.

The successful 2014-15 Grant Recipients were:

Group

Amount

Project Description

Friends of the Marine Discovery Centre

$2,000

Rangers Program for local school students

YMCA Camp Wyuna

$2,000

Purchase of a beach access wheelchair

St Aloysius Catholic Primary School

$2,000

St Aloysius Fun Run

Queenscliff/Point Lonsdale RSL Sub Branch

$2,000

Anzac Day 2015 Dawn Service audio equipment

Swan Bay Environment Association Inc.

$490

Purchase and installation of two Hungry bins for compost production

Queenscliff Football Netball Club

$2,000

Netball equipment

Bellarine SES

$2,000

Community outreach equipment

Queenscliff and District Men’s Shed

$5,000

Improvements to safety, accessibility and viability of Men’s Shed

Queenscliff Toy Library

$900

Celebration of 30 years

Point   Lonsdale /Queenscliff Unit of the Red Cross

$798.80

Purchase of   plaque and tree for commemoration of Centenary of Red Cross in Queenscliffe

TOTAL

$19,188.00