Project Robin Hood funding a chance for Melville residents to build better neighbourhoods


The Webber Reserve nature play initiative from the first Project Robin Hood in 2013.
The Webber Reserve nature play initiative from the first Project Robin Hood in 2013.

PROJECT Robin Hood is back for a third round and is offering the community a chance to grab a share of $100,000 worth of loot to help build better neighbourhoods.

Since its launch in 2013, Project Robin has provided $150,000 worth of funding via small grants of up to $20,000 for projects and events that were developed, pitched, presented and then voted on by the community.

Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said the aim of Project Robin Hood was to encourage the community to get involved, take responsibility and work together to create a better City.

“After the success of the last two rounds, Project Robin Hood III is back with double the funding and passes the decision making and responsibility back to the community, who then vote for the projects they want to see implemented in their community,” he said.

“The City has worked with Melville’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) to facilitate the project and host meetings, and while we provide the funding as the local government we have no influence over the projects that are submitted by the public or finally voted for.”

To kick start Project Robin Hood III, YAC and the City will host two sundowner events during November for the community to get together and start conversations about what projects or events they would like to submit for public vote.

For more information and to keep up-to-date with key dates and Project Robin Hood, visit www.melvilletalks.com.au/projectrobinhood