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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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Please post your idea below only if you are the individual/organisation making the formal submission as well. Posts of support from individuals not involved in the official submission of the organisation may be removed.

Participation in the online voting is open for people living in the Gellibrand electorate. At the conclusion of the voting, postcodes will be crosschecked to ensure voters live in the electorate.

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Kingsville Kindergarten is a Not for Profit Community Kindergarten located in West Footscray, offering 3 and 4 year old kindergarten programs. It is dedicated to the development of children through a play-based curriculum.
We try to keep our fees as low as possible. Government funding does not include monies for equipment, resources, experiences, etc.
We have to rely on the cooperation and support of our parents and local community to raise money to buy new equipment and run special events for the children.
Outdoor play is critical for young children. It gives them the opportunity to experiment, risk take, manipulate, reconfigure, expand, influence, change, discover, practice, push their limits, yell, sing, and create. Some of our favourite childhood memories are outdoor activities. Kingsville Kindergarten staff are constantly trying to improve the children’s outdoor area to make it exciting, challenging, and most importantly, a safe environment. We are in desperate need of a sunshade over our existing swings, which will reduce the kids’ exposure to UV rays. Currently, we have no shade over the swings, which are fully exposed to the afternoon sun. We also have two hammocks which we require posts for. The addition of these two small items will help staff create a safer, more diverse outdoor space within which our children can explore and discover their natural world. The cost of these two items is $4950 in total, and so we would be asking for a grant of $2475. Please help our children thrive by supporting our application. Your vote is greatly appreciated!

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