Wednesday, 10 April 2019
IT’S time to bring your great idea for your local community to life, according to Northern Tablelands MP, with applications for the new NSW My Community Project (MCP) now open.
Mr Marshall is urging people across the region to get their applications in to enable each community to decide on the best projects to enhance their area.
“My Community Project gives you the chance to develop your idea to revitalise or renew your community, whether that be through a community garden, a cultural fair, or a safe and inclusive playground,” Mr Marshall said.
“Through this program, locals can think about what their area needs and develop that idea with a project sponsor
“Once we have the eligible project applications for each area, we will invite the community to get behind them by casting a vote online for the projects they like the most.”
Mr Marshall said a total funding pool of $24.4 million would be evenly split across all 93 NSW electorates, including Northern Tablelands, and made available for projects valued between $20,000 and $200,000 that will make communities more livable, cultural, accessible, safe, revitalised or healthy.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to put forward a good project that you may have been searching for some funding for, but have never been able to get it across the line or never been able to find the right funding program to make it work,” he said.
“Don’t miss out on this amazing chance to fix something in your local community or add something brilliant that you don’t currently have.”
If you have a bright idea, now is the time to get started:
Step 1: Contact a sponsor to see if they’ll support your project – it could be your council, school or a charity;
Step 2: Complete Part One of the application form online and click ‘submit’ to send to your sponsor (remember to allow enough time for your sponsor to complete it); and
Step 3: Have your sponsor complete Part Two of the application and submit the final version before 2pm on Wednesday, 15 May 2019.
Applicants and sponsors will be notified if their project progresses to the public vote.
To read the My Community Project guidelines, view a fact sheet or lodge an application, visit www.nsw.gov.au/mycommunityproject