Community Grants

The application period for the 2017–2018 Community Grants is now open. Council staff can help with your application and answer any questions you may have. Applications close at 4.00pm on Friday 9 June 2017.

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 2016–2017 Grant Recipients were:

Group

Amount

Project Description

Queenscliff and District Neighbourhood House

$500

Celebrating Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House

Queenscliff Literary Festival

$2,000

Literary Festival keynote speaker

Fort Queenscliff Museum

$1,000

Victoria Cross Garden Plaque replacement

Queenscliffe Historical Musuem

$1,295

Purchase library trolley station and television

Point Lonsdale Board Riders Club

$2,000

Construction of a multipurpose deck at Clubhouse

Queenscliffe Maritime Museum

$2,000

Projects associated with preparation for first Museums Australia accreditation 2016

Queenscliff Community Sports Club

$1,000

New website

Queenscliff Lonsdale Yacht Club

$1,790

Discover Sailing and Canoeing event kayaks and paddles

Queenscliff Point Lonsdale RSL Sub Branch

$1,000

ANZAC Day 2017 Civic Commemorations

SES Bellarine Unit

$1,541.05

Enhancing capacity to deal with fallen trees after storm events

Rotary Club of Queenscliffe

$2,000

Rotunda community, history and tourism information panels

Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club

$2,000

Point Lonsdale Nippers - Youth Aquatic Education and Recreation program

Coast Guard Queenscliff

$1,569

Training equipment upgrade

Saint George and Saint James Anglican Church

$1,000

Ceiling-mounted digital projector

TOTAL

$19,695.05