Community Grants

The application period for the 2017–2018 Community Grants Program closed at 4.00pm on Friday 9 June 2017. 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 2017–2018 Community Grants recipients were:

Organisation Grant Purpose
Monday Mixed Craft Group $1,000 Knitting for Queenscliff’s needy
Queenscliff Lighthouse Theatre Group $1,800 Light mixer
Combined Probus Club of Queenscliffe Inc $   813 Projector and screen
Queenscliff Music Festival $2,000 Park preliminary power upgrade works
Queenscliff Kindergarten $2,827.30 Kinder Explorer’s Program equipment
Queenscliffe Historical Museum $1,610 Upgrade of basement shelving and seating
Queenscliff / Point Lonsdale RSL $2,000 ANZAC Day 2018 commemoration
Rip Chamber Incorporated $2,000 Local shopping bags
Point Lonsdale Board Riders Club Inc $1,807 Sound system for clubhouse
Point Lonsdale Primary School $   500 Netball uniforms
Lighthouse Arts Collective $2,000 Sound and digital equipment