30 Days
to vote for your favourites
Pick My Project

How it works

Pick My Project is a Victorian-first community grants initiative, with at least $1 million in funding available in each metro and regional area.
Now it’s time to vote! Pick your three favourite project ideas in your local community and help make them a reality.


Submit your project

21 May to 8 July 2018


Projects reviewed

July 2018


Vote for projects

13 August to 17 September 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.


Voting is quick and simple, and open until 5pm, Monday 17 September:

  1. Register for a Pick My Project account. If you already have an account, simply sign in.
  2. Select your local community by entering your suburb or address. You can then browse the project ideas in your local community and create a shortlist of your favourites.
  3. Pick your three favourite project ideas from your shortlist and verify your mobile number. You’ll then be able to submit your votes.

Make sure you share who you’ve voted for with your family and friends.

Need help with voting? Contact us or drop into your local library or Neighbourhood House for assistance.

You can also visit us at an upcoming event.

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.