We are pleased to announce the recipients of the Love My Place Grants 2019-20. Love My Place Grants are part of the City of Port Phillip’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 $89,000 will be awarded for projects to be delivered from January until June 2020. The value of these projects totals $286,584 with co-contributions from the winners. We received a number of amazing applications and have selected 11 activities, five in South Melbourne and six in Fitzroy Street to receive funding as well as one in-kind support offer.

We look forward to facilitating the grant recipients’ visions and supporting them through their journey.

South Melbourne Winners

Park Gateway - Fitzroy Street - Save Albert Park

Save Albert Park will install a gateway to the Fitzroy Street Precinct of Albert Park Reserve, incorporating plaques that acknowledge traditional ownership of the land and listing its unique features.

Melbourne Game Jam - JMC Academy

“JMC Academy is proud to be hosting the 10th annual Game Jam and present budding young game designers with the chance to get hands on with like-minded peers! We are excited to welcome over 240 gamers on campus and thanks to the Port Phillip City Council we hope to be able to open our doors for the 11th Game Jam at our new Park street campus in 2021.”
Dr John Martin Cass, Founder Director.

The Market Record - Jamie, Dan & Co

The Market Record - An audio tour of South Melbourne Market Village by Jamie, Dan & Co

A collection of varied oral histories to create a multi-perspective audio tour of the Market Village precinct, meeting at (but not limited to) the South Melbourne Market.

Jamie, Dan and Co create and curate site-responsive multi-art form experiences that engage audiences to become participants. They curiously explore place, love unique experiences and seek new vantage points. Performances often take place in unusual spaces you wouldn’t expect to find art and with people who don’t always consider themselves artists.

South Melbourne Sustainable Gardens @ Park Gateway - 3000 Acres

Learning about sustainable garden practices in and urban environment. “This project aims to connect people across generations and cultures through a shared love of food and growing. We will bring people together to celebrate cultural significant food crops across the precinct, in the process improving public spaces with edible greenery for all to share.

Residents will have opportunities to live more sustainable lives through reducing organic waste going to landfill, and growing local food which reduces food miles and packaging. We think the opportunity to undertake these activities is even more essential in a high-density precinct such as this, where few have room to grow or compost at home”

Contemporary Art & Design Exhibition - She Build

A collaboration, supporting upcoming female artists in the creative environment. An exhibition of local female art and design to be held in Clarendon St in June 2020.

Mural on Wynyard - Cloudwine Cellars

A giant mural running along Wynyard Street building wall. Cloudwine provides 'canvas' space of approx. 4m high and 20m long.