‘You Choose’ community funding program

Published on Tuesday, 23 November 2021 at 9:07:00 AM

Over 25 community ideas have been received in response to the City’s new You Choose community funding program which closed on 8 November.

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

Mayor, Grant Henley said “It’s great to see how well the community has embraced this new initiative. The City has received a great mix of submissions and no two are alike, demonstrating how many innovative ideas there are.”

“They will now go through a simple assessment process to ensure they are legal, safe and achievable, ready for the broader community to consider how they would like to allocate the $100,000 funding pool when the You Choose voting opens on 21 January,” the Mayor said.

“I would encourage everyone in our community to take part in choosing the successful projects when voting opens for 4 weeks on 21 January, 2022”, said Mayor Henley.

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 using an on-line budgeting tool.

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.

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

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