What projects are eligible?
Example projects include playgrounds, shared paths, accessible ramps and community mobility services, public gardens, upgrades to local sporting facilities, public artworks and festivals, programs for at-risk youth and healthy lifestyle initiatives.
From 15 July 2019, you can have your say on what projects are funded in your local area. The eligible projects that will be up for voting:
- requested funding between $20,000 and $200,000
- are supported by an eligible project sponsor
- are open, accessible and available to the wider community
- are able to be completed within 12 months
- have any other required funding sources already allocated, if additional funding is required
- are within a NSW electorate.
My Community Project does not support projects:
- submitted without the support of an eligible project sponsor
- outside of NSW
- that provide individual or private benefits
- on private land unless there is a clear public benefit
- that have already commenced or are existing
- that duplicate existing NSW Government services or responsibilities
- that are already funded or allocated ongoing funding.
Eligible projects align with one or more of the six program categories
Makes everyday life more inclusive to all community members by increasing accessibility and mobility.
An example for accessible communities could be an all abilities access path to a town beach or surf club.
Adds to the cultural and artistic life of the community by increasing opportunities for residents to participate in arts and cultural activities.
An example for cultural communities could be a multicultural night market.
Supports the community’s physical and mental wellbeing, by enabling healthy and active lifestyles.
An example for healthy communities could be youth outreach programs to build digital connections to mental health resources.
Improves local amenity and environment.
An example for liveable communities could be building an interactive 'splash' waterpark to provide an exciting place for kids to play.
Fosters stronger community bonds, encourages social engagement and participation in public programs.
An example for revitalising communities could be rebuilding the stage of a performing arts centre.
Promotes a safe and secure community where people can participate and enjoy the benefits of community life.
An example for safer communities could be installing lighting in a park or community gardens.
Download the program guidelines [PDF, 2.5MB]