Recognising community spirit through Volunteer Grants

The Morrison Government is backing volunteers across Australia and on the Mornington Peninsula through the $20 million Volunteer Grants program.   Grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 will be available to help community organisations for a range of needs, including buying equipment, paying fuel costs, training volunteers or improving their fundraising.   Expressions of interest…

Local Schools Community Fund delivers for the Mornington Peninsula

Sixteen schools on the Mornington Peninsula will receive a share of $200,000 for improvement works thanks to the Morrison Government’s Local Schools Community Fund   Announced in the 2019 Budget, the $30.2 million Fund delivers $200,000 to each electorate around Australia to benefit and support local kids’ learning experience.   Federal Member for Flinders, the…

Building Stronger Communities on the Mornington Peninsula

Twenty community projects across the Mornington Peninsula will share a total of $150,000 of Federal grant funding thanks to the Morrison Government’s Stronger Communities Programme.   The Programme delivers $150,000 to each of the 151 electorates across Australia to fund projects that will improve local community participation and contribute to more vibrant and viable communities.…

Civic Reserve Opens

Mornington athletes and soccer stars have plenty of reasons to get out and get active today with the official opening of a new athletics track and four soccer fields at Civic Reserve in Mornington. Following three years of construction on the $6.5 million facility, Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP joined with members…

Roads to Recovery funding drives onto the Mornington Peninsula

A notorious bottleneck on the Mornington Peninsula is set to receive over $1.5 million in federal funding for upgrades thanks to the Morrison Government’s Roads to Recovery Program.   Bentons Road between Derril Road and the Mooroduc Highway will receive $1.62 million in upgrades, with construction set to start early next year.   Federal Member…

New facilities at St Brendan’s School Somerville

Students from prep to year six will benefit from new and upgraded classrooms at St Brendan’s in Somerville, funded in part by a $1,200,000 Capital Grants Program injection by the Morrison Government.   Federal member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, yesterday opened new learning spaces and refurbished administration areas at the school, saying…

New Crib Point Fire Station opens

Locals in Western Port will be better protected for the upcoming fire season following the official opening of the Crib Point CFA’s new fire station.   The new station gives the CFA two new truck bays, increased height in the motor pool to allow for more modern tankers, a breathing apparatus repair room, as well…

Greener times for Mount Martha Bowls Club

Lovers of lawn bowls on the Mornington Peninsula will be able to put their forehand and backhand draw into practice more often, following the completion of $230,000 upgrades at the Mount Martha Bowls Club.   With the help of a $25,000 Community Development Grant from the Morrison Government, the Club has replaced their old, dilapidated…

Grant changes to allow more commemorative projects to be funded on the Mornington Peninsula

Commemorative projects on the Mornington Peninsula may benefit from a funding boost and increased eligibility thanks to the Morrison Government’s Saluting Their Service (STS) Commemorative Grants Program.   The revised guidelines will see a shift in focus to conflicts post the First World War, and encourage multimedia and digital projects including documentaries, digital honour rolls…

New Grants Available to help the Mornington Peninsula get active

The Morrison Government’s $19.6 million Driving Social Inclusion through Sport and Physical Activity grants program is open now.   Local not-for-profit organisations including community organisations, sporting organisations and local government entities are invited to apply to assist Australians to get more involved in more sport and recreational activities.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon.…