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What could your community group do with $20,000?

The Stronger Communities Programme asks Members of Parliament to engage with their communities to recommend capital investment projects that strengthen their communities.

Up to $150,000 of funding will be available in Gellibrand for small capital projects which improve community participation and contribute to the vibrancy and viability of local communities.

I’ve got an idea! What do I need to do?

Grants of between $5000 and $20,000 are available for capital projects, but to be eligible, the projects require matched contributions, in cash or in kind on at least a dollar for dollar basis.

I understand that many community groups won’t have the cash on hand to be able to contribute – so I’m structuring the application process to allow people time to get active and creative in fundraising for their project. You might want to set up a crowdfunding campaign where people can pledge to donate to your project, but are only required to pay if you reach your project’s fundraising goal. Check out Kickstarter, Indiegogo or GoFundMe to see if this could work for you. If it does, please include the link below when you post your idea.

Community Vote

Now over to you the community! You can post and vote for your preferred project below (every OurSay user has 7 votes). We’ll allocate up to $75,000 of the funding to the projects that receive the most votes.

Community Advisory Committee

I know that not everyone is online, so we’re reserving $75,000 to be allocated on the advice of the Community Advisory Committee who will review all project proposals.

What could your community group do with $20,000?

The Stronger Communities Programme asks Members of Parliament to engage with their communities to recommend capital investment projects that strengthen their communities.

Up to $150,000 of funding will be available in Gellibrand for small capital projects which improve community participation and contribute to the vibrancy and viability of local communities.

I’ve got an idea! What do I need to do?

Grants of between $5000 and $20,000 are available for capital projects, but to be eligible, the projects require matched contributions, in cash or in kind on at least a dollar for dollar basis.

I understand that many community groups won’t have the cash on hand to be able to contribute – so I’m structuring the application process to allow people time to get active and creative in fundraising for their project. You might want to set up a crowdfunding campaign where people can pledge to donate to your project, but are only required to pay if you reach your project’s fundraising goal. Check out Kickstarter, Indiegogo or GoFundMe to see if this could work for you. If it does, please include the link below when you post your idea.

Community Vote

Now over to you the community! You can post and vote for your preferred project below (every OurSay user has 7 votes). We’ll allocate up to $75,000 of the funding to the projects that receive the most votes.

Community Advisory Committee

I know that not everyone is online, so we’re reserving $75,000 to be allocated on the advice of the Community Advisory Committee who will review all project proposals.

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The Footscray Hockey Club is an 82 year old community organisation that moved to the McIvor Reserve in Yarraville (adjacent the Westgate Freeway), 23 years ago. At that time we had a total of 11 teams (no female teams, 1 veteran’s team, 5 junior teams). We now have a staggering 47 teams, including 9 ladies teams, six veterans teams (mens and women’s), and 25 junior teams!
We outgrew our pavilion at McIvor Reserve five years after moving there. It caters very poorly for females, people with disabilities, and just the average user / visitor who needs no more than good, appropriately sized and clean amenities.
The Maribyrnong Council are coming to our rescue, and will be re-furbishing our building next summer, but they have decreed that the Hockey Club must find the $40,000 - $50,000 required to fit-out the large kitchen / canteen spaces. This level of cost is understandable given the massive throughput that our facility caters to. In addition to providing for the sizeable community that is our own Club, our brilliantly located complex also hosts annual state, national and international hockey and lacrosse events. We are a ‘window to the west’, and we need to get these building basics up and running at the right levels.
The new fit-out will allow us to move beyond the normal array of pre-packaged foods into a much healthier selection including soups, salad rolls, sushi rolls, etc. Our storage, preparation, serving and clean-up dilemmas would be resolved. More importantly, these changes would place our volunteers (we operate for an average of 60 hours per week, often with 3-4 volunteers in the kitchen / canteen at a time) into a safe and comfortable working environment. We have dreamt of having a modern-day pavilion for many years, but the price-tag on the building fit-out is daunting. Any help that we can receive from the Federal Government via our community members supporting this application (we have requested $20,000) would be very gratefully appreciated.

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Brendan Sheehan Eric Zammit West Welcome Wagon Inc Snuff Puppets Ken Barnes Marilyn King Irina Lovegrove Tanja Tuominen