Better Beaufort $1,000 Grant Competition

What could you do with a $1,000? Action your ideas for a Better Beaufort!

The Beaufort Street Network has developed a plan for a Better Beaufort Street. It’s already an exciting and unique place, but it could be even better. It’s not just a plan for the Network. It’s a plan for local businesses and the community.

We are calling on everyone who loves Beaufort Street to come up with your best ideas on how to spend $1,000 to improve the street. We’re looking for creative, exciting and implementable projects and ideas.

The Network will provide $1,000 to kickstart a community project or projects. It’s your idea, your project and you and your team will deliver it. The Network will provide the cash and assist where we can.

The first round of funding closed on 30 May 2014. But keep in touch with the Network to find out when future funding rounds commence.

$1,000 isn’t much is it?

Are you kidding? The most creative ideas are often really cheap to implement. Here’s just a few examples.

Stencil and Spray Paint – $30

First you need a good idea. But then you can order a stencil and spray paint from The Butcher Shop for around $30.  http://www.thebutchershop.com.au/shop_online/art_supplies/stencilling/

Using street art to deliver positive messages

Using street art to deliver positive messages

Street Busker Competition – $?

The Network has been working with the City of Vincent to encourage street buskers to set up for free. You could run a competition with prize money of up to $1,000.

Outdoor music at 2013 Festival

Outdoor music at 2013 Festival

Pop Up Loungeroom – $100

Can’t be bothered leaving your comfy lounge? What about a change of scenery? Bring down some old chairs, some furniture and tunes to create a pop up installation with your mates.

Creating a temporary loungeroom

Creating a temporary loungeroom

Guerilla Garden – $100

There are plenty of unloved spaces to plant. Recruit some locals to help green the street. You could do it for free if you use donated plants like in the picture below.

Community Garden on Field Street

Community Garden on Field Street

Adding Greenery and Plants – $250

This project was recently completed on the corner of Field and Walcott Streets for around $250. We created 4 x planters from recycled oil barrels. The barrels were cleaned, filled with soil and planted with ‘Mother-in-Law’s Tongues (Sansevieria trifasciata). The ‘Mother-in-Law’s Tongues were recycled as well as someone was throwing them out in the green-waste. So the project was based on local recycling of available materials.

Barrel planters on corner of Field Street

Barrel planters on corner of Field Street

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3 responses to “Better Beaufort $1,000 Grant Competition

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  2. i love the street art however it would be great to have the massive concrete ‘Beaufort Street’ sign on the corner of beaufort and barlee either completed or knocked down. It is quite an eyesore as it.

    • Hi Jack,

      Yes it is not great at the moment is it?

      The City of Vincent is working to fix it up. It has unfortunately taken a long time because of legal issues. But hopefully it can get sorted out as soon as possible.

      Better Beaufort Team

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