Are you passionate about making Fitzroy Street or South Melbourne even better places?

The City of Port Phillip is committed to delivering placemaking activities and activating designated precincts to create vibrant public spaces and places that people love.

The Love My Place Grants Program is part of Council’s Placemaking Program, offering grants of up to $10,000 to deliver projects in the South Melbourne and Fitzroy Street Placemaking precincts. A total of $100,000 will be awarded for projects to be delivered during the period from 8 November 2019 until 30 June 2020. We encourage all applications and ideas to be submitted for consideration. Applications are open from Tuesday 1 October 2019 until Wednesday 30 October 2019.

Projects that the Community have suggested through our Place Planning Process and identified as priority actions in both these precincts will be highly regarded and well received.

Before starting your grant application please take care to review our guidelines, look at examples from around the world and check supporting information.

Love My Place Grants Community Sessions

To meet the Placemaking team and discuss these grants please drop in to one of our Love My Place community sessions where you can ask questions and you can email us via or call on 03 9209 6433.

  • South Melbourne Precinct Drop-in sessions:
    • 4 pm to 6 pm, Tuesday 15 October 2019 ** NEW SESSION **
      • Emerald Hill Library and Heritage Centre, 195 Bank Street, South Melbourne VIC 3205
  • Fitzroy Street Precinct Drop-in sessions:
    • 9 am to midday, Tuesday 8 October 2019
      • Little Haha, 99 Fitzroy St, St Kilda VIC 3182
  • All Precincts Drop-in sessions:
    • 3.30 pm to 5 pm, Thursday 10 October 2019
    • 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm, Wednesday 16 October 2019
      • Balaclava Room, St Kilda Town Hall, 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda VIC 3182

What are the benefits of your project?

To deliver the best outcomes for our Placemaking precincts, please consider whether your project will deliver one or more of the following types of benefits for the community.

Social Benefits: Community leadership, participation, volunteering, inclusion, well-being

Cultural Benefits:Street life and activation; innovation, creative and artistic expression. Attachment to, and significance of the place.

Economic Benefits: Entrepreneurship, business growth and sustainability, accessibility, affordability

Physical Benefits: Accessibility, connectivity, safety, comfort, attractiveness

Environmental Benefits: Environmental sustainability, awareness and participation