GREAT LOCAL IDEAS SECURE FUNDING THROUGH PICK MY PROJECT
The We Care Community Shed has secured vital funding through Pick My Project – the Andrews Labor Government’s ground-breaking program that gives locals the power to choose the projects their community needs.
Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams, today announced We Care Community Services will receive $151,021 to construct a new community shed in Dandenong North to meet increased community needs.
It’s one of 31 projects across the southern metropolitan region that will receive funding through the $30 million, Victorian-first initiative.
Through the $30 million Pick My Project initiative, Victorian residents aged 16 and over were given the opportunity to submit their idea for a project or program that made their community a better place to live.
People were then given the chance to vote for their favourite project. More than 95,000 Victorians cast votes, with successful projects receiving grants of between $20,000 and $200,000.
More than 230 projects across Melbourne and regional Victoria received funding through Pick My Project, with funding divided equally between Melbourne and regional Victoria based on the population of each of the six metropolitan and nine regional partnership areas.
To ensure a range of small and large communities had the opportunity to be part of Pick My Project, no more than 50 per cent of a partnership areas funding was awarded to one local government area.
A full list of successful projects is available at pickmyproject.vic.gov.au.