What projects are eligible?
To be eligible for My Community Project funding, projects must benefit the local community. Examples 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.
To be eligible, projects must also:
- request funding between $20,000 and $200,000
- be supported by an eligible project sponsor
- be open, accessible and available to the wider community
- be able to be completed within 12 months
- have any other required funding sources already allocated, if additional funding is required
- be within a NSW electorate.
My Community Project will not support projects:
- submitted without the support of an eligible project sponsor
- outside of NSW
- that will 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.
Projects must 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]