Grassroots community fund now open
31 May 2018 Ovens and Murray Advertiser, Wangaratta VIC (General News) VICTORIANS everywhere have the chance to pitch their ideas for community projects and to vote for them, thanks to the State Governments $30 million Pick My Project fund. Grants of between $20,000 and $200,000 will be made available for any ideas that will make local communities better places to live. Any Victorian resident aged 16 and over can submit their idea for consideration, which has the backing of a local organisation, community group, school, local council, or other eligible group able to help deliver the project. Jaclyn Symes (MLC, Northern Victoria) called on local communities to brainstorm and submit their ideas for projects they would like to get off the ground. Whether youre a sporting club or a kindergarten, this fund is a chance to improve the community you live in, she said. To view the guidelines, find out more about the workshops and register your interest, visit pickmyproject.vic.gov.au Applications are open until Sunday, June 24 with the winning projects to be announced in September. To make a submission or to find out more visit pickmyproject.vic.gov.au.