GET BEHIND Guyra’s COMMUNITY projects
Three community groups in Guyra are in the running for a share of $24.4m in funding which is being made available through the My Community Project grants program
More than 1800 community groups and individuals across NSW completed applications for the groundbreaking program which allows people to nominate a community project and then vote on which ones are funded. Grants of between $20,000 and $200,000 will be awarded once voting is complete.
The money will be divided amongst electorates across NSW, with projects in the Northern Tablelands competing for their share of around $260,000.
Guyra Junior Rugby League applied to have a grandstand erected at the Guyra Sporting Complex, the Historical Society wants funds to extend the museum and the Campdraft Club want to resurface the Showground.
You can shortlist three projects and then vote in the order you prefer. They are urging the local community to get behind them, by voting. People must be 16 years of age to vote and can only back projects in their own electorate. Voting is conducted online through a Service NSW account or in person at their nearest Services NSW Centre.
Voting is open from July 15th to August 15th. To vote, you will need to log in to a MyServiceNSW Account – if you do not have an account, sign up on the Service NSW website, call 13 77 88 or visit your nearest Service NSW Centre. You will also need to provide your NSW residential address to confirm your NSW state electorate.
Successful projects will be announced in September 2019 on the My Community Project web page. Successful projects that receive funding will be completed within 12 months. My Community Project is made possible by the NSW Generations Fund, a sovereign wealth fund established in the 2018-19 Budget that is aimed at helping maintain debt at sustainable levels and supporting local community wellbeing.
For further information on My Community Project: www.nsw.gov.au/mycommunityproject