If you've got even the grain of an idea that could help the community, there's now a grant for you.
City of Greater Bendigo has launched a Great Ideas Grant to help support innovation.
Deputy Mayor Rod Fyffe said the grants were for projects that would make the community more resilient.
"We want people to feel empowered that they can think of something that will help our community, whether that’s in the environmental sense, whether that’s sustainability, whether it’s overcoming homeless," Councillor Fyffe said.
"We want to encourage people to thing about what its good for the community, what is good for them, what is going to be terrific for maybe even the whole of Australia and the world."
City of Greater Bendigo manager community partnerships Steven Abbott said the initiative was an acknowledgement that the community comes up with great ideas.
"We’ve got a long history of fantastic innovation from Bendigo, but sometimes there’s barriers to getting those ideas off the ground," Mr Abbott said.
"So, council said, 'How about we make the most flexible grant program we possibly can?'"
A pool of $60,000 is available for grants, for which all sectors of the community can apply, including business, incorporated bodies.
Expressions of interest are open until 5pm, April 2. To apply visit: bit.ly/2EswH2a
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