New state government funding is available for projects that help make communities more liveable, cultural, accessible, safe, revitalised or healthy.
Applications for the My Community Project (MCP) are now open.
Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman urged people in the Goulburn electorate to get their applications in to enable each community to decide on the best projects to enhance their area.
"My Community Project gives you the chance to develop your great idea to revitalise or renew your community, whether that be through a community garden, a cultural fair, or a safe and inclusive playground," Mrs Tuckerman said.
"Through this program, locals can think about what their area needs and develop that idea with a project sponsor.
"Once we have the eligible project applications for each area, we will invite the community to get behind them by casting a vote online for the projects they like the most."
Funding of $24.4 million will be evenly split across NSW electorates and made available for projects valued between $20,000 and $200,000.
If you have a bright idea, now is the time to get started:
Step 1. Contact a sponsor to see if they'll support your project - it could be your council, school or a charity
Step 2. Complete Part One of the application form online and click 'submit' to send to your sponsor (remember to allow enough time for your sponsor to complete it)
Step 3. Have your sponsor complete Part Two of the application and submit the final version before 2pm on Wednesday, May 15.
Applicants and sponsors will be notified if their project progresses to the public vote.
To read the My Community Project guidelines, view a fact sheet or lodge an application, visit: www.nsw.gov.au/mycommunityproject