Second Chance Animal Rescue Secures Funding For Local Animal Hospital Through Pick My Project:

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Wednesday, 3 October 2018

The Second Chance Community Animal Hospital has secured vital funding through Pick My Project – the Andrews Labor Government’s ground-breaking program that gives locals the power to choose the projects their community needs.

Frank McGuire, State Member for Broadmeadows, announced that Second Chance Animal Rescue will receive $200,000 to establish the first non-profit animal hospital in the City of Hume, offering pet owners affordable/free health care for their animals.

“I’m so pleased the Second Chance Community Animal Hospital will get the funding and support it needs thanks to this ground-breaking initiative”, Mr McGuire said.

It’s one of three projects across the City of Hume that will receive funding through the $30 million, Victorian-first initiative.

The other local projects to receive funding include $176,089 for the Life House Church project for a multi-sensory and learning room for children with special needs and $200,000 for the Gladstone Park Secondary College project for the Gladstone Park Agricultural Centre.

“Pick My Project will make a real difference in the Broadmeadows electorate and communities across the state – giving locals the power to choose the projects their community needs”, Mr McGuire said.

Through the $30 million Pick My Project initiative, Victorian residents aged 16 and over were given the opportunity to submit their idea for a project or program that made their community a better place to live.

People were then given the chance to vote for their favourite project.  More than 95,000 Victorians cast votes, with successful projects receiving grants of between $20,000 and $200,000.

More than 230 projects across Melbourne and regional Victoria received funding through Pick My Project, with funding divided equally between Melbourne and regional Victoria based on the population of each of the six metropolitan and nine regional partnership areas.

To ensure a range of small and large communities had the opportunity to be part of Pick My Project, no more than 50 per cent of a partnership areas funding was awarded to one local government area.

A full list of successful projects is available at pickmyproject.vic.gov.au

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