Put for­ward a great project

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

A by-elec­tion will be held in the Ber­ri­gan lo­cal govern­ment area on Satur­day, 14 July 2018 to elect one coun­cil­lor. If you are en­rolled in the Ber­ri­gan lo­cal govern­ment area, you must vote. To check your en­rol­ment de­tails, visit www.elec­tions.nsw.gov.au or call 1300 135 736. Vot­ing will take place on Satur­day, 14 July 2018 be­tween the hours of 8am and 6pm.

Re­gional com­mu­ni­ties have more time to put for­ward great lo­cal ideas for fund­ing, with the Pick My Project dead­line ex­tended to July 8.

The $30 mil­lion Vic­to­rian Govern­ment ini­tia­tive gives peo­ple 16 and over the chance to come up with a project idea that will make their com­mu­nity a bet­ter place, as well as the money to de­liver it.

Through the pro­gram, re­gional com­mu­ni­ties can ac­cess $15 mil­lion in project funds, with a min­i­mum of $1 mil­lion guar­an­teed for each Re­gional Part­ner­ship Area.

With just a few sim­ple cri­te­ria, great com­mu­nity ideas could re­ceive fund­ing of $20 000 to $200 000.

Ap­pli­cants can sub­mit an idea which helps build a stronger com­mu­nity, with the back­ing of a lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tion, com­mu­nity group, school, lo­cal coun­cil, or other el­i­gi­ble group, and the project could come to life within a year.

The ap­pli­ca­tion process can be com­pleted on­line at pick­mypro­ject.vic.gov.au

When all ap­pli­ca­tions are in and as­sessed, projects will be pub­lished on­line in Au­gust, so ap­pli­cants can start en­cour­ag­ing friends and neigh­bours to vote for their project and other favourites.

For in­for­ma­tion, go to pick­mypro­ject.vic.gov.au or phone 1800 797 818 or visit face­book.com/pick­mypro­ject

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