Pick My Project

Your local community.
Your decision.

How it works

Pick My Project is a Victorian first community grants initiative, with $30 million available to fund local projects. Come up with a project idea, vote for your favourites, and make your community an even better place to live.


Submit your project

21 May to 8 July 2018


Projects reviewed

July 2018


Voting opens

August 2018


Projects selected

September 2018


Projects begin

September 2018 onwards

Think about your project idea and check your eligibility

Come up with a project idea that will make your community a better place to live. Read the guidelines and FAQs to make sure you and your project idea are eligible for funding.

Come along to a community event

Have questions or want to learn more? Join us at one of our community events.

Submit your application

Complete all sections of the online application form and submit your project idea by 8 July 2018.

Our assessment team is reviewing all submitted project ideas and checking these against the guidelines to determine their eligibility by:

  1. Conducting an initial assessment of your budget
  2. Contacting your partner organisation and landholder (where required) to discuss your project and determine their support
  3. Confirming guardian consent if you're aged 16 or 17

Our assessment team will contact you if they have any questions or need more information about your project idea.

Make sure you to find out when voting opens.


Victorian residents will be able to vote within a set geographical area. Voters will need to:

  • Live in the community they are voting in
  • be aged 16 and over
  • Register for Pick My Project. This will require mobile phone verification, so we can make sure we’re dealing with real people.

More information will be made available before voting begins.

Successful projects are announced

Successful organisations will enter into a funding agreement. Payments will be made by the State Government on completion of agreed milestones.

All work and agreements as part of funding will need to comply with Victorian Government and other relevant procurement processes.

Funding recipients will be required to comply with project monitoring and reporting requirements.

Need some inspiration for your project?

  • Mobile and transport
  • Community infrastructure, open space, sport and recreation
  • Community inclusion, health and safety
  • Arts and culture
  • Environment, sustainability and waste
  • Innovation and technology
  • Education, training and skills
  • Jobs, economic development, agriculture and tourism.
  • My walking path needs drinking fountains
  • My local footy club needs new change rooms
  • My community park needs new lighting for safety
  • My community arts centre needs urgent repairs
  • My community needs a new nature play space
  • My community centre needs a 3D printer
  • My neighbours need a computer hub to teach them digital skills
  • My town needs a music festival to attract new visitors