£eith decides 2016 - 17
Applications are now invited for £eith decides
£eith decides 2016-17 not only continues to allocate £22,092 in
grants of up to £1,000, but will hand-over the decision-making
power for the allocation of grants of up to £3,000 with a further
£22,092. The decision-making period will start at the event
on Saturday, 8 October at Leith Community Education Centre, New
Kirkgate. Results will be announced on Tuesday, 1 November
2016 at McDonald Road Library.
Leith Neighbourhood Partnership made the decision to give the
decision-making power to local people for all of the Community
Grants Fund in March 2016. Read the
report here. A further
report on the impact on local voluntary organisations was noted
in May 2016.
Who can vote?
Anyone aged 8+ who lives, works, volunteers or studies in
Neighbourhood Partnership area can vote.
What is '£eith decides'?
£eith decides is an approach
used by Leith Neighbourhood Partnership to allocate its
Community Grants Fund.
This type of approach is called Participatory Budgeting
(PB) and allows you to decide about issues that matter to
you. If you're part of a local group you can put
forward your own ideas, and then local people vote on
them. So it is more than asking people what they think
- local people make the decisions.
Everyone who is eligible can get involved by voting/scoring
projects. £eith decides could not happen without local
volunteers. Volunteers from Community Councils have been
planning and delivering on £eith decides for six years and are now
in their seventh year. Volunteers are also needed to staff
the event, register voters, helping people understand the process
and counting the votes.
You can also help by spreading the word. You could know
about a small group who meets to provide support for each other,
learn a new skill or for any other reason who could use some money,
even a few hundred pounds.
Remember, Leith Neighbourhood Partnership covers a wide area,
across two council wards (Leith and Leith Walk). See the map.
Got a questions about PB or the £eith decides process? Want to
get more involved? Check our FAQs or contact Loraine at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also look at the evaluation reports from the last 5
years of £eith decides. You'll get more detail here about who has
applied, how many people have voted and which projects got
Keep up to date on www.facebook.com/voteforleithdecides