Community Project Contest

Work with your corporator and ward officials to submit a proposal for your neighborhood!

What is the Community Project Contest?

The Community Project Contest (CPC) envisages citizens, councillors and civic agencies coming together to draw up proposals to create or rejuvenate community assets in their neighbourhoods. The CPC is a part of Janaagraha's MyCityMyBudget campaign, inaugurated on Monday 3rd October, by Ms Padmavathi, Mayor, Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).

Mr Manjunath Prasad IAS, Commissioner, BBMP had announced at the event that Rs 5 Cr from the BBMP's Budget 2017-18 would be set aside for the implementation of the winning entries from the contest, subject to approval from the council.

Contest Rules

The Community Project Contest Rules are as follows:

  • A team comprising one or more resident associations, citizen groups and/or individuals residing in a neighbourhood can submit a Community Project proposal.
  • Creation of a new asset or improvement of ANY existing asset owned by the BBMP will qualify as a Community Project.
  • The team to work with their corporator and ward officials to complete all sections of the application form, and to qualify.
  • Once the team submits their proposal through the online application system or couriers in the completed form to the Janaagraha office, the Jury will evaluate all proposals and select the final 20 projects to be declared winners of the Contest.
  • The final 20 projects shall be showcased during the MyCityMyBudget campaign plenary in December, and will be implemented by the BBMP over the course of the next financial year.

Project Eligibility

Projects are eligible for funding if they meet the following criteria:

  • They are capital projects, which involve infrastructure improvements (as opposed to operation-based projects, which involve funding of salaries and services).
  • The project must fall entirely under the purview of the BBMP.
  • The project must be worked upon collaboratively with the respective ward corporator.
  • The project must benefit the larger neighborhood/community.
  • The project must largely involve one-time expenditures and minimal on-going operating costs.
  • The value of the proposed project not to exceed 25 L.

Indicative Eligible Capital Projects

  • Road resurfacing
  • Pedestrian safety improvements at intersections
  • Improvement to parks and playgrounds
  • Renovation of local community centre
  • Renovation of BBMP schools and hospitals
  • Upgradation of BBMP markets and commercial complexes
  • Upgradation of Public Toilets

Examples of Non-eligible Projects:

  • Hiring security staff
  • Enforcement of Garbage Collection
  • Clearance of Hawkers
  • Abatement of Noise Pollution
  • Introduction of Educational programs/schemes

Note: Each project proposal submitted can also comprise multiple sub-projects, as long as each sub-project meets the eligibility criteria mentioned above.

Each proposal can involve projects on one or more of the following indicators, which fall under the purview of the BBMP:

  • Footpath
  • Skywalks/subways
  • Road tarring/asphalting
  • Medians, Circles, Kerbs and Humps
  • Junctions/Intersections
  • Flyover/underpass
  • Storm water drains
  • Road side drains
  • Lakes/tanks and surrounding area
  • Road Signages and lane markings
  • Street Name Boards
  • Streetlights
  • Bus Shelters and bus bays
  • Parks
  • Playgrounds
  • Sports complex
  • Vacant BBMP Land
  • Tree plantation and maintenance
  • Commercial Complexes
  • Community Halls
  • Crematoriums/Burial Ghats
  • BBMP Schools and Colleges
  • BBMP Hospitals/health centers
  • Markets
  • BBMP Residential Quarters
  • Composting Units
  • Dry Waste Collection Centres and Transfer Stations
  • CCTV Cameras


The Community Project Contest Jury shall comprise

G Padmavathi
Mayor, BBMP (Chairperson of the Jury)
Manjunath Prasad
IAS, Commissioner, BBMP
MK Gunashekar
Chairman, Standing Committee on Taxation and Finance
Leader of Opposition

Proposal Evaluation Criteria

The principal evaluation criteria shall comprise

  • Number of citizens supporting the proposal
  • Feasibility (availability of land, technical feasibility, involvement of other agencies)
  • Positive impact (number of households/citizens who are likely to be positively impacted)
  • Inclusiveness (whether citizens across socio-economic spectrum would benefit)
  • Sustainability (impact on environment)
  • Long-term nature (useful life of asset, cost-benefit)
  • Conformance to BBMP rules & regulations


  • Wed, 26th Oct: Announcement of Community Project Contest
  • Sat, 31st Dec: Deadline for submission of Proposal
  • Early Dec : Announcement of Winners