Woodend Neighbourhood House

Which great idea deserves $500?

Thank you Woodend, we’ve received bags of great ideas.

The Community Bag team got together at their weekly working session and  judged all the ideas.  Each idea scored points out of five for: community focus, inclusiveness, environmental impact, social impact, uniqueness and creativity.

The points were tallied and the top three projects are now open for public voting here or in person at the House or Woodend Library.

Voting closes on 15 August 2018 and the winner will be announced at the Community Lunch on Friday 17 August.

Top three entries

Chainsaw safety workshop – Dad’s Club Macedon Ranges  Watch video

HELP! please help the many new arrivals in the Macedon Ranges, Dads and Mums, to learn vital chainsaw safety.  Your generous grant will pay for a professional chainsaw technician to present a workshop to our Macedon Ranges Dad’s Group.

Supporting, mentoring and empowering young people – Kidzflip

Kidzflip is a community program working with local police and community members to support and empower young people to engage in a positive way in our wonderful community. We endeavour to support our young people by providing scholarships. We take young people to sporting events. We are currently involving young people in healthy lifestyle choices including healthy eating, gymnasium work . We are supporting young people to remain at school; finding career paths;involving young people in a mentoring system with older males in local men’s sheds where they are taught handyman type work such as woodwork.

Air compressor for the new railway car park – Station tyre users

So people who arrive early for the train can check their tyres and pump them up. Good for the environment. Also can be used by bikes.  Could include a tap for filling water bottles.

Voting has now closed – the winner will be announced on Friday 17 August at midday


What if we didn’t make the cut?

Entries that didn’t make the top three are not being bagged!

They’ll be included in the Woodend Neighbourhood House strategic planning discussions which are being held in September.  All the entries we received are valuable community projects and most fit perfectly with our mission of continuing to create, build and strengthen community.

So, watch this space for more info.

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