Palais Theatre Community Fund is a new community grants program in partnership with the City of Port Phillip, established to provide long-term benefits to residents of St Kilda and City of Port Phillip community.

The fund is an integral part of Live Nation’s 30 year lease of the iconic Palais Theatre in St Kilda and has been set up to provide a meaningful benefit back to local residents. Now open for submissions, the initiative will provide grants of up to $5,000 at a time, to local registered charities and not-for-profit organisations for applications based on infrastructure, equipment, community, activities and people within the City of Port Phillip, including the creative arts such as live music, theatre, film, art, dance, comedy and writing, as well as events, internships and educational courses.

The Palais Theatre Community Fund is set to generate approximately $100,000 to $120,000 per year into the community, each and every year over the 30 year lease term ($3 million to $3.6 million over the life of the lease) and is funded via a 50 cent donation from Live Nation for every ticket sold for an event at the Palais Theatre.  

The Palais Theatre Community Fund Committee which has been established to oversee and administer the fund is made up of four local City of Port Phillip residents and two Live Nation representatives.

City of Port Phillip Mayor Bernadene Voss said: “Council is delighted that our community will share in the success of this iconic venue through Live Nation Australia grants. We are excited to see what wonderful, creative projects will grow from this very local funding initiative.”

2018's successful applicants were: Artists for Kids' Culture, Elwood St Kilda Neighbourhood Learning Centre, Gasworks Arts Park, Linden New Art Inc, Port Melbourne Neighbourhood Centre (City of Voices Inclusive Theatre Group), Port Melbourne Primary School, Rawcus Theatre Company Inc, Space2b Social Design, St Kilda Mums, Star Health Group Limited, The Torch, Theatre Works, Lentil as Anything LTD, Poet's Garden, Port Phillip Community Group, St Kilda Primary School, The National Theatre, Uniting (Victoria & Tasmania) Ltd.

Submissions close at 5pm, Thursday 11 April, 2019

Please ensure you read the Grant Guidelines HERE prior to applying. FAQs HERE. Applications will only be accepted via the Survey Monkey application page HERE. For further enquires email

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