Love Your West

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Love Your West Grants Program 2022/2023

Council’s Love Your West Grants Program provides financial and in-kind support to the community to activate the City’s public spaces and/or further Maribyrnong’s reputation as a night time destination of choice. The Grants Program is guided by Council’s Festivals and Activation Framework 2022–2026.

Applications for 2022/2023 are now open!

How to Apply

Applicants must ensure that they have read, understand and meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the Love Your West Grants Program Guidelines 2022/2023.(PDF, 295KB)

First time applicants are also required to contact Council’s Festivals and Visitation Team prior to applying to discuss their application and eligibility for a grant. Call 03 9688 0200 or email festival.city@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au

Applications are managed through the online user-friendly SmartyGrants program.

Eligible applications will be assessed by a panel considering the Assessment Criteria outlined in the Guidelines, with outcomes notified within 28 days.

Funding Streams

Two* Love Your West grants streams are available for the 2022/2023 Financial Year:

1. Place-based Initiatives (Quick Response) Grants

This stream is for small-medium scale place-based activities that creatively activate public spaces, business precincts and local neighbourhoods.

Grants of up to $10,000 are available and applications are open to not-for-profit and for-profit enterprises based in the City of Maribyrnong.

Applications must be submitted by 15 May 2023 and an outcome will be advised within 28 days of application being received. The activity must be delivered prior to 30 June 2023.

Please read the Love Your West Grants Program Guidelines for the full eligibility and assessment criteria.

Apply now!

2. Night Time Diversification Grants

This stream is for activities that will enhance or widen the reach of our City’s night time attractions and help build Maribyrnong’s reputation as a night time destination of choice.

Grants of up to $10,000 are available for not-for-profit and for-profit enterprises based in the City of Maribyrnong.

Applications will be accepted until 5pm, 15 May 2023 or until the total pool of grant funding has been expended, whichever occurs first. An outcome of the application will be advised within 28 days of application being received and the activity must be delivered prior to 30 June 2023.

Please read the Love Your West Grants Program Guidelines for the full eligibility and assessment criteria.
 

Apply now!

Further information

For further information about the Love Your West Grants Program or to obtain a copy of the documents on this page in a format other than what is available please contact the Festivals and Visitation Team by calling 03 9688 0200 or emailing festival.city@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au

To find out about Council's other Grants and community programs visit the Community Program and Grants webpage.

* The third Love Your West grant stream 'Place-based Initiatives (Annual)’ as identified in the Festivals and Activation Framework 2022-2026 will open in May/June 2023, alongside the 'Signature Festivals' Grant Stream for activities occurring in the 2023/24 Financial Year.