Inclusion Support Grants
75% of club fees, up to $200
Open: 9am, Monday 2 August
Applications are received monthly until grant funds are fully expended in FY2021–2022.
Open to school aged children up to the age of 18 years, residing in Frankston, needing assistance to join a local, not-for-profit sports club. Applicants must hold a health care card or pension concession card.
Student Scholarship Grants
up to $750
Applications Now Closed
Funding assists Frankston City students who have been impacted by COVID-19 with monetary support to purchase text books and/or assist with educational fees for students who are studying at higher education institutes (e.g. Chisholm Institute of TAFE) as part of Council’s Community Care Package.
up to $600
Open: 9am Monday 12 July
Close: 5pm Monday 26 July
The Victorian Government, through the ‘Engage!’ Program gives funding to Council to offer a Youth Grants program.
The Youth Grants Program aims to support young people experiencing disadvantages that limit their ability to gain financial support for materials, equipment and courses for their education, training and/or career aspirations.
Artist Project Grants
Are you an artist living, working or with strong connections to Frankston City? This is a brilliant opportunity to bring a creative project to life. If you have an innovative idea and the capacity to deliver upon your vision we'd love you to apply!
Frankston City Council has continued its commitment to support COVID 19 recovery initiatives as part of its Relief and Recovery package and is proud to support local artists to create work that contributes to our vibrancy, culture and community.
Funding is available to individual artists, creatives or artists practicing within a small arts organisation from all backgrounds and abilities, at all stages of career whether emerging, mid-career or established. The funding will be distributed to six successful recipients, with at least one of the grants dedicated to realise creative projects for deaf and disabled artists. We also welcome applications that engage with these communities in a meaningful and significant way.
The funding will enable the development of new work that results in a public outcome within the municipality by 30 June 2022.
How much can I apply for? Up to $5,000 will be awarded to six local artists.
Who is this grant for? This grant program provides assistance to individual artists or artists practicing within a small arts organisation, from all backgrounds and abilities, including emerging, mid-career or established.
At least one of the grants is dedicated to realise creative projects for deaf and disabled artists. We also welcome applications that engage with these communities in a meaningful and significant way.
Download the Artist Project Grant Guidelines to read the objectives, assessment criteria and eligibility.
How to apply: Complete and submit the relevant application form through our secure online grants system, SmartyGrants.
Submissions close: Friday 27 August 2021
Please note that applicants can apply for either the Artist Project Grant or the South Side Festival artistic commissions – not both in the same financial year.
See here for further information regarding the South Side Festival artistic commissions.
For queries about the guidelines or questions, please call 1300 322 322 during business hours or email us and quote your submission number.
Major Local Community Events Grant
The Major Local Community Events Grant closed on Friday 20 August.
The grant provides funding to support locally initiated events that significantly benefit Frankston City residents and build local capacity for participation in, celebratory, cultural and artistic activities. The events funded will primarily attract local audiences, which enhance the quality of life of residents; celebrate local identity and culture; and provide a range of community benefits including participation, wellbeing and community connections.
Applications for the 21/22 funding program have closed.
Tourism Event Attraction Grants
Open: 9am, Tuesday 14 July
The Tourism Event Attraction Program has been designed to attract events that drive economic returns outside of the event and give both visitors and residents year-round reasons to seek out and experience our City’s urban bayside location.
Two grants have been made available through the program, to support event management companies wishing to create or relocate their tourism event to Frankston.
To date, the program has supported the delivery of 20 events over four years. These events have attracted over 200,000 people and have contributed an additional $35.157 million into the local economy.
Local Heritage Preservation Grants
Up to $10,000
Open: 3 August 2020
Open to owners of Heritage listed properties within Frankston City. This program provides financial assistant for repair, restoration and enhancement works.