Community asked to help distribute $100,000 of Project Robin Hood funding

10 May 2021

Voting for Project Robin Hood Round 5 is now open.

The City of Melville is asking the community to decide which community-led projects should share in $100,000 of Project Robin Hood funding.

Community members have developed and pitched a total of 13 local projects, designed to bring people together and build vibrant and connected neighbourhoods.

City of Melville Mayor the Hon. George Gear JP said Project Robin Hood was an opportunity for the community to directly influence how a proportion of ratepayer money was invested back into their neighbourhoods.

“What makes Project Robin Hood unique is that the power is in the community’s hands the whole way through the process,” said Mayor Gear.

“We provide the budget and framework, but the community develop, pitch and ultimately decide which projects will be funded.

“This round of Project Robin Hood saw a really diverse mix of submissions, with a focus on bringing the community back into their neighbourhoods to reconnect, as well as an emphasis on nature and the environment.

“I encourage anyone who lives, works, studies or visits the City of Melville to get involved and vote to determine which of these fantastic community projects go ahead.

“I also encourage project owners to share your idea with your friends, family and networks to drum up support and votes to make your idea a reality.”

Voting opens Monday, 10 May and closes 5.00pm Sunday, 30 May 2021.

To read the project pitches and vote, visit www.melvillecity.com.au/projectrobinhood5

Image: Community group FABric used Project Robin Hood funding to bring people together at a series of community events.

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