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YOU CHOOSE community funding program

Do you have a great project or initiative that you consider will have a positive impact on your local neighbourhood within the City of Busselton?

YOU CHOOSE is a new community funding program that offers a total of $100,000 in smaller grants of $20,000.

It’s for community led projects or initiatives that help you to add to your neighbourhood, or the broader community neighbourhood.

This new pilot program differs from other City community funding programs in 3 key ways:

  1. The criteria for funding is broad and enables a wide range of ideas to be brought forward;
  2. The whole community can participate in determining which programs are funded; and
  3. You have control – as ownership and delivery of the project rests entirely with the community applicant

‘You Choose’ the ideas you want to put forward and following an assessment to ensure they are safe, legal and in keeping with the spirit of the program, they are put to the community to consider and vote on.

This is the fun part. ‘You Choose’ as a community which projects are funded, using a simple online voting tool. The tool will be available through Your Say when voting opens.

Submissions OPEN on Tuesday 12th October, 2021 and CLOSE on 8th November, 2021

Community voting will open on 21 January and close on 17 February 2022.


How does it work?

Spread the word and get together a team of people who can help you bring your project to life. Speak to friends, family and people in the community. Your project allows you to help shape your neighbourhood your way and involve your community in the process.

Once you’ve developed your idea, complete the online application. Please read the sample application before completing your own application. After we’ve checked your application to ensure your project is safe and legal etc, it will become your ‘pitch’ to the people.

The community will then vote online by allocating the $100,000 funding pool to the projects they would like to see happen. The most popular projects, as voted by the community, are then considered by Council. If you’re successful you’ll get to work with your team to turn your idea into reality.


Have questions? These will help… see the FAQs here.


Community Information Day - Register by clicking the dates below

Come and hear about the program and talk to us about your project idea

Tuesday 12th October 2021

5.30pm to 6.30pm

Busselton

Wednesday 13th October 2021

12.30pm to 1.30pm

Dunsborough


Dependent upon the success of this pilot program it may or may not be continued. We would like to hear what you think about it? Would you like to see it continue? Drop us a line at any time to You.Choose@busselton.wa.gov.au

YOU CHOOSE community funding program

Do you have a great project or initiative that you consider will have a positive impact on your local neighbourhood within the City of Busselton?

YOU CHOOSE is a new community funding program that offers a total of $100,000 in smaller grants of $20,000.

It’s for community led projects or initiatives that help you to add to your neighbourhood, or the broader community neighbourhood.

This new pilot program differs from other City community funding programs in 3 key ways:

  1. The criteria for funding is broad and enables a wide range of ideas to be brought forward;
  2. The whole community can participate in determining which programs are funded; and
  3. You have control – as ownership and delivery of the project rests entirely with the community applicant

‘You Choose’ the ideas you want to put forward and following an assessment to ensure they are safe, legal and in keeping with the spirit of the program, they are put to the community to consider and vote on.

This is the fun part. ‘You Choose’ as a community which projects are funded, using a simple online voting tool. The tool will be available through Your Say when voting opens.

Submissions OPEN on Tuesday 12th October, 2021 and CLOSE on 8th November, 2021

Community voting will open on 21 January and close on 17 February 2022.


How does it work?

Spread the word and get together a team of people who can help you bring your project to life. Speak to friends, family and people in the community. Your project allows you to help shape your neighbourhood your way and involve your community in the process.

Once you’ve developed your idea, complete the online application. Please read the sample application before completing your own application. After we’ve checked your application to ensure your project is safe and legal etc, it will become your ‘pitch’ to the people.

The community will then vote online by allocating the $100,000 funding pool to the projects they would like to see happen. The most popular projects, as voted by the community, are then considered by Council. If you’re successful you’ll get to work with your team to turn your idea into reality.


Have questions? These will help… see the FAQs here.


Community Information Day - Register by clicking the dates below

Come and hear about the program and talk to us about your project idea

Tuesday 12th October 2021

5.30pm to 6.30pm

Busselton

Wednesday 13th October 2021

12.30pm to 1.30pm

Dunsborough


Dependent upon the success of this pilot program it may or may not be continued. We would like to hear what you think about it? Would you like to see it continue? Drop us a line at any time to You.Choose@busselton.wa.gov.au

  • Sample Application

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    You will find this sample application a useful tool for completing your own application in regards to meeting criteria and addressing each question thoroughly. Click here to view the sample application.

    An application form will be available once submissions open.

    Submissions OPEN on Tuesday 12th October, 2021 and CLOSE on 8th November, 2021

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