Activate Whitehorse

Activate Whitehorse is a Council placemaking initiative that encourages people to work together to activate places in Whitehorse. It is about sharing ideas and passions with the broader community. Activations invigorate our places, making them vibrant, welcoming and utilised. These qualities are essential for building and supporting the community and local economy.

Activate Whitehorse encourages people to take ownership for shaping their local story through Community Gatherings, Activation Pods and our Activation Booster Fund.

Watch the Activate Whitehorse video

Community Gatherings

We embrace a story-driven placemaking approach and host Community Gatherings to help people explore their relationship to places. At our Community Gatherings we help people celebrate stories from the past, connect to stories in the present and take ownership to conceive and create stories of the future.

Please get in touch to work together on hosting a community gathering in your street, neighbourhood or suburb. Email activate@whitehorse.vic.gov.au

Activation Pods

Community-led activations strengthen relationships to public space. The shaping of the character of a place happens through community involvement.

To assist in the promotion of activation programs, Council have created bookable public spaces where activations can be hosted by eligible community groups. These activation pods are hireable for activations consistent with our Placemaking Activation Guidelines and can be booked on our website.

Activation Booster Fund

The Activation Booster Fund is a quick response fund with the purpose to incentivise teams of community members to kick-start activations in their community.

To assist non-incorporated community groups in establishing their respective activations, Council has created a quick response booster fund for these non-incorporated groups to apply for a monetary funding of up to $1,000. Council will approve funding to those groups that meet the assessment and eligibility criteria set out in the Whitehorse Activation Booster Fund Application Form.