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Night Time Activation Grant

About the Night Time Activation Grant

The Night Time Activation Grant round closed in May 2021.  The program aimed to support businesses, creatives and not-for-profits to develop new projects that support our local night time economy and activate community hubs after dark. 



Congratulations to:

  • Bad Apples Bar $5,000– funds towards an upgrade to the Bar's existing licensed Alfresco area Management's intention is to provide patrons with a modern, convivial, hospitality outdoor venue containing creative lighting, high quality acoustics and the ability to provide live instrumental entertainment.
  • Australian Museum and Galleries Association Western Australia $5,000– funds towards evening events held at Goolugatup Heathcote and other local venues 

    An event series focused on showcasing the museums and galleries of WA in fun, informal way. The events will provide an opportunity for museum and gallery workers to tell stories about their work, collections and institutions and provide a behind-the-scenes look for the public into the unique and significant stories, art and objects in WA.

  • Anglican Church $3,814 – fund towards an evening family event

    We will provide the space and time for people to come together to be entertained with food, face painter and balloon provider, coupled with musicians and communal singing. A local, friendly space and time will be prepared for members of the community to come together to sing under the stars.

  • Top Dup $5,000 – funds towards equipment to enable night time trading

    Our customers are always asking for us to open up at night-time too. Particularly since we've started doing more burritos & burgers during the day, our customers are really keen to see us open in the evenings too. We are therefore planning on doing a series of burrito & donut nights at our shop in Willagee where locals can come to our shop grab a delicious burrito & donut on these evenings.

  • Currant Event Management $5,000 – funds towards a series of Music Club events highlighting jazz and soul music

    Groove Music Club, series will deliver a series of once-a-month jazz music performances. Testing the appetite for world class live jazz, jazz fusion & soul music performances in the heart of Melville.  The series concept is born from a desire to create a space for arts loving visitors and community coming together in appreciation of the broader jazz music art form, creating a sense of place, a series of anticipated monthly events.

  • Mt Pleasant Bowling Club $5,000 – funds towards a series of evening events

    The Club to host a series of music events/concerts on the bowling green under lights in the evening over the warmer months. Each fortnightly evening will be promoted with a different theme. Families and friends encouraged to bring picnic blankets and cushions and relax under the stars whilst listening to the music artists. Food Trucks and other food choices and refreshments, that compliment the evening's theme, would be available to enhance the experience.

  • Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia $2,056 – funds towards an evening family event highlighting the Museum’s collection

    We would like to trial opening the museum one evening – ‘A Night at the Museum’. We believe we could create a unique museum experience through the use of lighting. The museum has a renewed focus on increasing education around aviation and significant aviation events and we hope to use the opportunity of a night time opening to also focus on some of the events that occurred during night time such as bomber command. The museum is set up in a way that we can encourage families to attend in groups and also provide meal options through the use of food trucks out the front, with seating options available out the front of the museum and within the museum between the two hangars. It is also the Air Force's 100th Birthday this year so it will be a good opportunity to promote this significant year to the community through a special event. If it is successful we would hope to replicate it at least once a quarter going forward

  • Blue Gum Park Tennis Club $5,000 – funds towards family nights at the club

    On Friday evenings from 5pm-10pm, the clubhouse, which would normally sit dormant, will be brought to life throughout the winter months.  Our vision is that it would play host to a live musician on the existing stage and the bar will be fully stocked for the adults to enjoy.  The Junior room at the back of the clubhouse will show a family movie and become a safe and fun space for children of all ages to enjoy with games and table tennis.  The grass tennis courts in front of the clubhouse would be open for everyone to enjoy a relaxed hit of tennis or a kick of the footie. 

  • Attadale Junior Football Club (INC) $4,500 – Friday night footy and movie nights

    Attadale Bombers seek to host a variety of social events at our clubrooms watching footy on a big screen TV. Families can stay for a bbq after Friday night Auskick sessions and watch the football as a community.

My project includes amplified music, what do I need to think about?

Because there are regulations that dictate how much noise we can make, we encourage you to get in contact to talk through your idea. Smaller performers like singer/guitarists and duos are likely to be fine, whereas full amplified bands and DJs might exceed the decibel limit, and would need to be in specific locations or in venues with great sound proofing.

My project is going to need a permit with fees, can I include this in the grant application?

Yes, include this as a line item in your budget on the Smarty Grants application form.

I want to create an alfresco area as a trial, do I have to pay fees?

For the duration of your funded project, the City will waive alfresco fees.

I don’t usually serve food in my business but my project idea involves a night time food service. Can I apply?

We encourage you to get in contact with our environmental health team to find out if your project will require a food license or a change to your food license.

I want to transform my store into a ‘Paint and Wine’ venue at night. Can I get a liquor license?

Liquor licenses are administered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. View their website for information, and you are able to include the liquor license fees in your application.

Why does the City of Melville want to increase night time activation?
  • We hear through engagement with our community that people want a range of local community services, events and cultural activities throughout the year for people to get to know one another and do things together.
  • Active streets are perceived as safer streets. Designing Out Crime principles define 'activity generators’ as activities or facilities that attract people, create normal activities and increase casual surveillance within a space. The purpose of activity generators or visitor attractions is to add eyes on the street; to make places more secure by populating them.  This reduces opportunities for criminal activities and increases the perception of safety. For more information about Designing Out Crime principles, see the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage webpage.

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