Community Contributions

The City of Port Phillip welcomes local community group participation in the St Kilda Festival as an annual celebration of our local culture.

Festival community contributions have been made available to assist local community groups who may not otherwise be able to participate in the Festival due to financial or resource implications.

IMPORTANT: If you are eligible for a community contribution you must complete the below application form in addition to the “event / activity” application, available here.

How do you define a community contribution?

Any Port Phillip based non-government, non-commercial and not-for-profit organisation or group is eligible to apply for a Festival Community Contribution. If you are not sure whether you are eligible please contact the Festival office to discuss.

What can be funded?

Funds are available to assist with fees, infrastructure, resources or promotion that is needed specifically to enable participation in the St Kilda Festival.
Please note the contributions are extremely limited in amount and requests are expected to exceed available funds. Priority will be given to requests that enable a group to be a part of the event, rather than enhancing their experience.

Only groups whose event or activity has been accepted as part of the Festival program will be considered for a contribution.

Is other help available?

The Festival office provides assistance to participants through:

  • Marketing, promotion and publicity assistance
  • Mentoring and instruction in event management including safety planning and risk management techniques

When will I know if my application was successful?

You will be contacted by Festival staff in October to discuss your event application.

For any enquiries, please contact the Festival office on 03 9209 6490 or

Applications close 30 September 2019.


Community Contribution Application Form

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