Southern Peninsula Scholarships

$500 scholarships for children transitioning from primary to secondary.

Tyabb Rail Primary Literacy Program

One on one daily literacy support for children below average in literacy.

Westernport Educational Assistance

Financial assistance for families unable to meet the basic costs of education.

After School Tutoring, Southern Peninsula

One on one tutoring with family support to bridge gaps in literacy and numeracy and bring kids up to par.

Westernport Secondary STEM outreach to feeder primary schools

Bridging the gap between primary and secondary and training young people in new technologies that are part of the new world of work.

Speech and Occupational Therapies Crib Point Primary

Identifying developmental delays early and providing targeted responses.

Preventing Homelessness Fund

Financial support to reduce this risk of homelessness.

Westernport Community Support Centre

SPLASh: Southern Peninsula Shower and Laundry

Outreach to people experiencing homelessness, supporting people led engagement with services and community.

SPCSIC Food Pantry

If people could pop into the local shop, they would.

Crib Point Kinder 

Learning through play

Connecting Local Agencies on the Southern Peninsula

Understanding how local agencies do and don’t work together and how this can be enhanced for better client outcomes.

Private Rental Assistance 

Assisting people at risk of homelessness to maintain stable housing through case management and community connections.

Southern Peninsula Family Support Program

Understanding complex needs and supporting aspirations of families through client led engagement.

Family Support at SPCSIC

Using technology to distract little ones from adult conversations

Child Care Scholarships, Seawinds Community Hub

Gap fees for children in families who welcome the chance to attend child care on a more regular basis.

Mornington Community High Teas 

Bringing people together in response to social isolation.

Rose-budding Youth Art Competition 

Supporting budding artists, creativity and talents

Homeground Cafe Mornington Park

Creating a local community hub that also trains and employs disengaged young residents.

We work with a number of donors to collaboratively fund these initiatives. Each is partially funded by our founder, George Hicks Foundation. Some are fully funded; others need more support. If you are interested in supporting these projects financially, please get in touch with our Executive Director, Stephanie Exton on 03 9656 5523 or We’d love to hear from you!


Westernport Secondary Educational Guarantee Pilot

After School Tutoring for Children with Below Average Literacy & Numeracy

Abecedarian Program at Eastbourne Primary


Crib Point


The Mornington Peninsula Foundation acknowledges and pays respect to the Boon Wurung / Bunurong People of the Kulin Nation, the traditional owners of these lands and waters.

Thanks Tanya Fry of TanyaFryPhotography for your beautiful photographs : )