Hear ye, hear ye! The votes are in and we are proud to congratulate the eight projects who will receive funding through Project Robin Hood III!
The successful projects receiving funding were (in no particular order):
- A Home for Microbats
Build and supply 150 Microbat boxes for local schools, community groups and the general public as part of a habitat development and education program.
- Loki the Therapy Dog
The project will use the funding to train an Animal Assisted Therapy Dog which will then be taken into a range of community groups, care and support services etc. within the City of Melville. Animal Assisted Therapy focuses on reducing stress, raising awareness for mental health, promoting community inclusion, and working towards helping people live a more fulfilling life.
- Nature Play at Attadale Primary School
The creation of a new nature play space on the grounds of the Attadale Primary School which will be accessible to the wider community.
- Bushfoods and Native Species Community Corridor at Mount Pleasant Primary
The creation of a community verge that attracts local natives such as birds and lizards as well as growing bush tucker to eat which will be coordinated by Mount Pleasant Primary School. The community Bushfood Corridor will be located on the council side of the school fence running along the entire length of Gunbower between the intersections of St Michael’s Terrace and Henley Street, allowing community access at all times.
- Kidpreneur Market
To provide a local market twice a year exclusively for kidpreneurs (school age students running their own business) to sell their wares and services.
- Tree Deck Project at Palmyra Primary
A group of teachers, the school gardener and community members are working together to create a nature play area to replace the early childhood playground. The deck will provide a space to play, learn and congregate, the platform, just under the tree’s canopy will be a play area with possibilities only limited by the children’s imagination.
- Netball Court Re-surface Project in Attadale
The refurbishment of 2 of the Troy Park netball courts as part of the club's 50th birthday celebrations.
- Talkable – Speech Pathology Project
A free speech therapy program for parents who are expecting a child or have a child under the age of 3 years, Grandparents who care for a child under the age of 3 years and Early childhood educators who work with young children 0 to 3 years.The group operate as a social enterprise and hope to provide the service to members of the community who may otherwise find it prohibitive for a range of reasons including financial etc.
With nearly 2,500 people from across Melville involved in making the decision on the 22 projects submitted by community members they would allocate funds to, the community was spoilt for choice.
For these funded projects, the road continues as the City will assign every project an “Ombeardsman” – a City staff member who will provide technical advice, guidance and support.
Here are what some of the funded projects have to say about their win.
What is Project Robin Hood about?
Voting for Project Robin Hood III has now closed. The projects selected by you for funding will be announced soon! Thank you for participating.
Project Robin Hood is a participatory budgeting project, where the community decides what to do with $100,000 (provided by the City of Melville) to be split into grants of $1,000 to $20,000. The City of Melville will provide a grant only, with grant recipients to manage their own projects. For more information visit the FAQ section of this page.
Projects are presented by community groups, not-for-profit organisations, local businesses and individuals, and then the community votes online, with the most popular projects receiving funding
Project Robin Hood encourages community participation and supports the creativity of community-owned project ideas.