CAMPASPE, Gannawarra and Moira shire people can now imagine, submit and vote for the projects they want.
It is part of the $30 million Pick My Project fund with grants between $20,000 and $200,000 available for ideas ranging from cultural events to community gardens — anything which will make communities better places to live.
In a Victorian-first, all residents aged 16 and over will be able to submit their ideas for consideration under the program and then vote for the projects they think are most important at a state government level.
All you’ll need is an idea that helps build a stronger community, and the backing of a local organisation, community group, school, local council, or other eligible group able to help deliver the project.
Moira Shire mayor Libro Mustica said it would help locals get the projects they want for their communities.
‘‘There are many big ideas out there and Pick My Project will help bring them to life,’’ Cr Mustica said.
‘‘Whether you’re a sporting club or a kindergarten, this fund is a chance to improve the community you live in.’’
Projects will need to be feasible and have land-owner consent, but there are no restrictive guidelines – meaning many local priorities which fall between the cracks of other grant programs are now eligible for funding.
Applications will remain open until Sunday, June 24, 2018 with winning projects to be announced in September, 2018.
To view the guidelines, find out more about the workshops and register your interest, visit pickmyproject.vic.gov.au