Heritage Grant

Mornington Peninsula

Relevent Country: Australia

Apply now for Heritage Grant to preserve and restore places listed in the Heritage Overlay in the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme.

The Council and community are seeking vibrant and unique townships balanced with a natural
environment that is protected now and into the future, accelerating climate action and
celebrating cultural heritage, which includes

  • An accessible and unique natural environment that helps their community to be
  • healthy and well
  • A healthy ecosystem, in which their coastline, bushland, wildlife and green wedge is resilient to the climate emergency and development.
  • A sustainable built environment that respects the natural environment and protects the community from the impacts of the climate emergency.
  • An accessible built environment that supports diverse, current and future community needs.


  • Preservation of heritage fabric to prevent deterioration
  • Restoration of heritage fabric to earlier or original condition
  • Best practice heritage standards
  • Recognition of community benefits of heritage protection by private owners

Funding Information

Eligible applicants may seek up to up to:

  • $5,000 for a minor grant and
  • more than $5,000 for identified major works

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible organisations include, Incorporated Associations, Not For Profits (NFP), Registered Charities, commercial businesses, Sole Traders and individuals (for this purpose may be an artist or producer) where specified.
  • Applicant organisations must be registered, solvent and have adequate level of public liability insurance relevant to the activity. (note unincorporated community groups must use an auspice organisation to apply).
  • If an incorporated organisation is acting as an auspice organisation, it must only support two unincorporated organisations per financial year.
  • The applicant or auspice organisation must not be in debt and must be compliant with all grants previously awarded by Council.
  • All projects, programs and activities must take place with the Mornington Peninsula Shire Local Government Area
  • An applicant school or learning institution may apply only where the project is not curriculum based, or where the activity or benefit is not confined to the learning institution but is for the primary benefit of the wider community
  • Retrospective funding for activities, programs, projects / events that have already been started or have been completed will not be eligible.

Additional Criteria

Council and Wellbeing Plan

  • Proposed project demonstrates alignment to the Council and Wellbeing Plan Theme 1.

Heritage Grant Priorities

  • Proposed project will contribute to one or more Heritage Grant Program priorities.

Conditional requirements

  • Proposed project / works must:
  • be covered by an individual Heritage Overlay in the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme
  • and/or be a contributory place in a precinct in the Heritage Overlay
  • completed works are to be inspected by Shire Heritage Officer prior to grant payment

Feasibility of the project/program

  • The application must be accompanied by:
  • approved building and planning permits for the proposed works, if applicable
  • photos of heritage fabric to be restored

Capacity to deliver project

  • The Applicant demonstrates capacity, skills and experience to deliver the project including, ddemonstration of Council’s preference for preservation as opposed to replacement of the original building fabric


  • The quote / budget for delivery of the project is realistic.
  • The application must be accompanied by a quote with clearly itemised works on heritage elements of the building.
  • The applicant may request a grant amount of not more than 50% of the total cost of the works.
  • A condition of funding is that the proposed works must be completed and inspected prior to grant payment.

Source: https://www.mornpen.vic.gov.au/Community-Services/Grants-and-Awards/Grants-and-Funding/Grants/Current-grants/Heritage-Grant