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My Community Project

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Voting has closed. Successful projects will be announced in September 2019. 

My Community Project is all about local ideas, local projects and local decisions.

The NSW Government is investing a total of $24.4 million in projects across NSW to help improve the wellbeing of the people and communities that live there.

In April and May 2019, people submitted great ideas to benefit local communities.

In July and August 2019, tens of thousands of community members voted for their favourite local projects. Browse these projects

In September 2019, the NSW Government will announce the successful projects for each electorate. Each project will receive a grant between $20,000 and $200,000 to help make communities more liveable, cultural, accessible, safe, revitalised and healthy within 12 months. 

Types of projects that will be funded

Successful projects will align with one or more of the six program categories:

  • Accessible communities – Makes everyday life more inclusive to all community members by increasing accessibility and mobility.
  • Cultural communities – Adds to the cultural and artistic life of the community by increasing opportunities for residents to participate in arts and cultural activities.
  • Healthy communities – Supports the community’s physical and mental wellbeing, by enabling healthy and active lifestyles.
  • Liveable communities – Improves local amenity and environment.
  • Revitalising communities – Fosters stronger community bonds, encourages social engagement and participation in public programs.
  • Safe communities – Promotes a safe and secure community where people can participate and enjoy the benefits of community life.

My Community Project is made possible by the NSW Generations Fund. The fund helps keep the state’s debt at a sustainable level, while sharing the benefit of its returns with the people of NSW by funding community projects.

Further information

After applications closed, the NSW Government reviewed and assessed all the project applications for eligibility and viability before the projects were put up for voting on the website. Probity advisors supported the panel in their decision making.

The assessment involved:

  • confirming that the applicant, project sponsor and the project are all eligible as per the program guidelines
  • validating the project scope, timings and budget are viable.

My Community Project uses a preferential voting system. This vote counting system gives points for each of your preferences. Points are awarded as shown below. At the end of voting, projects will be ranked based on each project’s total number of points.

PositionPoints
1st (most preferred) 10
2nd 5
3rd 3
4th (optional) 2
5th (optional) 1

Projects with the highest number of points in each electorate will be funded. Funding of around $260,000 is available for each electorate. If there is a tie in total points for two or more projects, the project with the lowest cost will be funded first. If tied projects seek exactly the same amount of funding, the Premier of NSW will decide which of these two projects will be funded.

The results of the vote will be published on the My Community Project website in September 2019.

For each project, the grant and the number of points received will be available on the website.

Every electorate has been allocated the same amount of funding. Funding of around $260,000 is available for each of the 93 state electorates.

My Community Project is made possible by the NSW Generations Fund. The NSW Generation Funds is a sovereign wealth fund created by the NSW Government with the dual objective of debt retirement and funding citizen-led community investment.

The sponsor organisations will be responsible for delivering the projects. The NSW Government will enter into funding agreements with the sponsors and the projects will be monitored to make sure they are successfully delivered.

Projects must be completed within 12 months from the date the funding agreement is signed.

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