Community Participates in New $100,000 Funding Allocation

Published on Wednesday, 15 September 2021 at 8:53:26 AM

Community groups, individuals, businesses and schools can all benefit from the City of Busselton’s new You Choose community funding program.

You Choose offers a total of $100,000 in smaller grants of up to $20,000 for community led projects or initiatives that help you improve your neighbourhood, or the broader community neighbourhood.

Mayor, Grant Henley said “the program is different to other City community funding programs. The community develop and put forward ideas and, following a simple assessment to ensure they are safe, legal and in the spirit of the program, they are put to the community to consider.

“The community plays a key role in choosing which projects they want the $100,000 to fund. The most popular projects, as voted by the community, are put to Council for endorsement,” he said.

“The aim of the program is to encourage creative thinking and a ‘have a go’ mentality while building resilience, capacity and cooperation in our community. I encourage everyone that has a great idea to improve their neighbourhood to start a conversation and consider You Choose as an opportunity.”

You Choose is a pilot program to provide the community with an opportunity to participate in the allocation of a part of the City’s budget. Submissions open on 12th October and close on 8th November, 2021. Register to attend an information session being held in both Busselton and Dunsborough. Community voting will open in January 2022.

For further information and to register for an information session visit www.busselton.wa.gov.au/community-funding 

For enquiries email the You Choose Team on You.Choose@busselton.wa.gov.au or call (08) 9781 0444.

**Objectives outlined in this statement are aligned with the City of Busselton’s Strategic Community Plan (2021 - 2031) Key Themes, Leadership: A Council that connects with the community and is accountable in its decision making.

Media enquiries can be directed to media@busselton.wa.gov.au 

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