Fund My Idea is a grant program with a difference. Incorporating elements of place-based and participatory budgeting approaches, it provides a simple mechanism through which local communities nominate project ideas to benefit the region. Local people are then involved in deciding which projects are funded.
This round of Fund My Idea accepted ideas for projects to be delivered in the Adelaide Hills, Mount Barker and Alexandrina council regions. A total pool of $50,000 was made available to applicants. We received 72 ideas, and the community voted them down to a top 3 to be considered by government.