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YOU CHOOSE community funding program

Thank you to residents and ratepayers for taking part in allocating part of the City of Busselton’s community funding budget to community led projects you would like to see funded through this pilot program.

With 26 Projects to choose from, the community cast 1277 eligible votes and Council considered the community preferred projects on 9th March.

Congratulations to the successful applicants for the six projects totalling $96,304 as preferred by the community and endorsed by Council:

  • Shelterbags $20,000
  • Pets of Older Persons (POOPS) $7,750
  • Busselton Hospice Care Lasting Words $10,875
  • Waste Not Want Not $20,000
  • Ludlow Tuart Forest Heritage Walk trail $18,596
  • Vasse Fathering Projects $19,083

Successful applicants have until June 2023 to complete their projects. The Council will then consider whether to continue the program in future years.

How residents voted can be viewed here.

Full voting outcomes can be viewed on the City's website by accessing the Council Minutes 9 March 2022.


Program Update - August 2022

The City of Busselton’s You Choose community funding program is in full swing as successful projects, as voted by the community, take shape.

The Rotary Club of Busselton Geographe Bay have received their shelterbags to provide emergency relief to those in need. Distribution of the shelterbags is undertaken by a steering community developed from members of the Rotary Club, City of Busselton and Combined Churches Welfare Committee. A launch is also planned for 29 September 2022 to assist in informing the community of the existence and the process to obtain a shelterbag.

Pets of Older Persons or POOPS as its known, sought funding through the You Choose program to help support its volunteers continue to deliver and safely expand services to the elderly in our community. Through the purchase of additional equipment they continue to provide a much appreciated volunteer service.

Our Hospice has progressed its Lasting Words Program with 18 participants taking part in a two day initial training workshop. Once training is complete an official launch will be held later this year. The Team look forward to facilitating this program for the community, to allow the storytellers to leave a legacy for their loved ones.

The Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group have been busy surveying, removing debris and grading the new Ludlow Walk Trail in readiness for the limestone placement in the near future. Volunteers continue to dedicate their time to this worthwhile project.

The Vasse Fathering Project Group have been busy progressing the purchase of the Group’s multi-use trailer that will be used to support the Group’s many activities. The Group says the trailer will be a completely portable multi-use self-contained fun unit, helping fathers and father figures to be the best they can with their children. Delivery of trailer is expected in November.

YOU CHOOSE community funding program

Thank you to residents and ratepayers for taking part in allocating part of the City of Busselton’s community funding budget to community led projects you would like to see funded through this pilot program.

With 26 Projects to choose from, the community cast 1277 eligible votes and Council considered the community preferred projects on 9th March.

Congratulations to the successful applicants for the six projects totalling $96,304 as preferred by the community and endorsed by Council:

  • Shelterbags $20,000
  • Pets of Older Persons (POOPS) $7,750
  • Busselton Hospice Care Lasting Words $10,875
  • Waste Not Want Not $20,000
  • Ludlow Tuart Forest Heritage Walk trail $18,596
  • Vasse Fathering Projects $19,083

Successful applicants have until June 2023 to complete their projects. The Council will then consider whether to continue the program in future years.

How residents voted can be viewed here.

Full voting outcomes can be viewed on the City's website by accessing the Council Minutes 9 March 2022.


Program Update - August 2022

The City of Busselton’s You Choose community funding program is in full swing as successful projects, as voted by the community, take shape.

The Rotary Club of Busselton Geographe Bay have received their shelterbags to provide emergency relief to those in need. Distribution of the shelterbags is undertaken by a steering community developed from members of the Rotary Club, City of Busselton and Combined Churches Welfare Committee. A launch is also planned for 29 September 2022 to assist in informing the community of the existence and the process to obtain a shelterbag.

Pets of Older Persons or POOPS as its known, sought funding through the You Choose program to help support its volunteers continue to deliver and safely expand services to the elderly in our community. Through the purchase of additional equipment they continue to provide a much appreciated volunteer service.

Our Hospice has progressed its Lasting Words Program with 18 participants taking part in a two day initial training workshop. Once training is complete an official launch will be held later this year. The Team look forward to facilitating this program for the community, to allow the storytellers to leave a legacy for their loved ones.

The Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group have been busy surveying, removing debris and grading the new Ludlow Walk Trail in readiness for the limestone placement in the near future. Volunteers continue to dedicate their time to this worthwhile project.

The Vasse Fathering Project Group have been busy progressing the purchase of the Group’s multi-use trailer that will be used to support the Group’s many activities. The Group says the trailer will be a completely portable multi-use self-contained fun unit, helping fathers and father figures to be the best they can with their children. Delivery of trailer is expected in November.

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