The City of Melville’s Project Robin Hood will return in 2021, with $100,000 in funding available for ideas and projects that connect people and create vibrant community spaces.
Launched in 2013, Project Robin Hood is a democratic funding program where community projects are developed, decided and delivered by the people.
Applications for Project Robin Hood Round V will open in February 2021, with project teams invited to pitch their idea to the community, who then vote online to decide which projects should receive funding.
Once the successful projects have been announced and funding allocated, project teams are supported by the City, with a staff member providing advice and support to help them deliver their project.
City of Melville Mayor the Hon. George Gear JP said Project Robin Hood was one of the ways the City was working to involve, collaborate and partner with the community.
“Through Project Robin Hood we’re able to support great ideas and empower community leaders and groups to bring their projects to life,” said Mayor Gear.
Mayor Gear encouraged people to start having conversations and brainstorming ideas for projects and events that would bring people together and reinvigorate local spaces.
“Successful Robin Hood projects have a team of people behind them to make it happen,” said Mayor Gear.
“Start sharing your ideas with your family, friends, neighbours and networks so you can form your Project Robin Hood team and start developing your idea.”
A general information session will also be held early next year to give everyone the opportunity to hear more about Project Robin Hood as well as ask questions.
For more information on Project Robin Hood, including guidelines, previous projects and to register your interest, visit www.melvillecity.com.au/projectrobinhood
Image: Bateman Primary School used Project Robin Hood funding to create a Bush Tucker Indigenous Education Reserve for learning and connecting with the community.