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.
Fund My Idea Riverland accepted ideas for projects delivered within the Loxton Waikerie, Berri Barmera and Renmark Paringa council regions. A total pool of $50,000 was made available to applicants. We received 71 ideas, and the community voted them down to a top 3 to be considered by government.