You Choose Program - Community Votes Drive Funding Outcomes

Published on Monday, 25 March 2024 at 4:01:01 PM

  • Recipients of You Choose Community Funding Program endorsed by Council.
  • Almost $100,000 allocated to a range of worthy community projects.
  • Eight projects will receive financial support following community voting. 

The recipients of the City of Busselton’s You Choose Community Funding Program have been endorsed by Council, resulting in almost $100,000 being allocated to a range of worthy projects within the community. Eight projects will receive financial support following a community voting process, whereby over a thousand community members virtually “spent” $100,000 on a menu of projects and made allocations in their order of preference. 

The top scoring project and recipient of $8,500 was Pets of Older Persons (POOPS), a volunteer-run organisation linking volunteers with older people who own pets but need assistance with walks or trips to the vet. The second highest scoring project was the Save Our Snake-Neck Turtles campaign, an initiative from the Citizen Science Busselton Turtle Tracker Team, which will receive $11,000. The full list of successful recipients: 


Please help Pets of Older Persons (POOPS) support vet care for beloved pets.



Save our Snake-Neck Turtles! Citizen Science Busselton Turtle Tracker Team.



Radiance Network’s Outreach 1:1 In-Home Support (pilot project).



Dunsborough Community Repair CoOp.



Underwater Observatory Evacuation Wheelchair.



St Mary’s Anglican Church Footpath Gardens – A beautiful introduction to the City of Busselton



Vasse Community Garden



FireWise Garden Demonstration – Are you bushfire ready


Mayor Phill Cronin congratulated all the successful recipients and thanks them for the work they do in the community. 

“We are so lucky to have such an incredible group of community members who give so much to others in their own time. Council is absolutely delighted to be in a position to enable the community to choose their favourite projects and see them funded through their own votes,” said Mayor Cronin. 

Successful recipients will have until June 2025 to deliver their projects and Council has committed to delivering this very popular program again in 2025/26. 

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. 

Photo for general use: You Choose recipients with City of Busselton Mayor and CEO

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