Project Robin Hood is back - $100,000 up for grabs!

Project Robin Hood is back for a third round and is offering the community a chance to grab a share of the $100,000 loot to help build better neighbourhoods.

Since Project Robin Hood was launched in 2013, the City has provided $150,000 worth of funding via small grants of up to $20,000 for community projects and events, which were developed, pitched, presented and then voted on by the community.

City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said the objective of Project Robin Hood (a participatory budgeting initiative) is to encourage the community to get involved, take responsibility and work together to create a better City, while also supporting the creativity of community-owned project ideas and events, and building a stronger relationship between the community and City.

“After the success of the last two rounds, Project Robin Hood III is back with double the funding and passes the decision making and responsibility back to the community, who then vote for the projects they want to see implemented in their community,” he said.

“The City has worked with Melville’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) to facilitate the project and host meetings, and while we provide the funding as the local government we have no influence over the projects that are submitted by the public or finally voted for.

“The City simply provides the funds and the framework, and it is the community who vote and decide on the outcome. The community will also implement the projects, once again with support from the City.

To kick start Project Robin Hood III, the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) and the City will host two sundowner events during November for the community to get together and start conversations about what projects or events they would like to submit for public vote.

“We really encourage the community to come along to the  sundowner events with your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours to find out more about Project Robin Hood, hear from previous recipients and start thinking and talking about your own projects,” said Mayor Aubrey.

Community Sundowners

Date:

Wednesday, 9 November

Tuesday, 15 November

Time:

5.30pm to 7.00pm

5.30pm to 7.00pm

Venue

Carawatha Park, Archibald Street, Willagee

Heathcote Cultural Centre, Kitchen Building, 58 Duncraig Road, Applecross

Bookings:

Essential – Call 1300 635 845 | 9364 0666

Cost:

Free

For more information and to keep up-to-date with key dates and Project Robin Hood, join the conversation at www.melvilletalks.com.au/projectrobinhood.

To view the City of Melville Project Robin Hood short story book, capturing the background of the pilot project, the process, the successful projects as well as 'Untold Tales' - stories from the community in relation to the projects, visit www.melvillecity.com.au/projectrobinhood.