THE public has voted and three Bathurst projects will now share more than $300,000 in state government funding under the My Community Project scheme.
Bathurst Public School is the biggest winner, receiving $198,172 to build an interactive and educational garden that engages students and the community through an augmented reality app.
It will be a joint project with Skillset to build a "community education resource that is accessible by all schools in the electorate and across NSW".
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"App content will capture school curriculum subjects and teach students about the natural environment, sustainability and cultural heritage," the school's submission stated.
Funding recipients from the My Community Project scheme were decided this year by an online poll.
Community members were only able to vote for projects from within their state electorate and there were 26 applications from across the Bathurst electorate.
The three projects that collected the most public support have been granted funding with Eglinton Public School also to receive $111,550 for a community garden project and the Generocity Church to get $20,000 for its Café on Corporation, aimed at creating employment and training opportunities for people with a disability.
Eglinton Public's submission said it would build a "welcoming path into the heart of school".
"The path will help our inter-generational school community to access services such as special occasions ... and vacation care efficiently and safely," it said.
Generocity Church's funding submission said its Café on Corporation would partner with local disability services, people living with disabilities, their carers and customers "to facilitate community connections".