£eith decides 2016 - 17

£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.

Read the report here.

Watch this space for details on how to apply.

Scroll down for the results of £eith decides 2015-16.

A big thank you to everyone that took part in £eith decide this year. 30 organisations applied for funding for 36 projects, totalling £33,724.18. (You can find out more about the projects here.)

The amount of funding available is £22, 092.

1365 people who live, work, study or volunteer in Leith voted on which projects should receive funding. Of these, 1298 valid forms were counted, and the funding will be awarded as follows:

FABB Scotland £974
LifeCare Edinburgh Ltd £950
North Edinburgh Dementia Care £843
Edinburgh Tool Library £860
Dr Bell's Family Centre (1- Nature sessions) £1,000
Rowan Alba £815
Dr Bell's Family Centre (2 - Summer programme) £1,000
Fort Youth and Cornerstone £1,000
CLASP (2 - Day Trips) £700
Leith St Andrews Playgroup (1- Music and Movement) £990
Greener Leith £1,000
Leith St Andrews Playgroup (2 - Indoor play) £1,000
Leithers Don't Litter £1,000
CLASP (1 - Games and toys) £1,000
Living Memory Association £989
Strangetown £1,000
Citadel Arts Group £1,000
North Edinburgh Childcare £530
Leith Community Crops in Pots £920
Leith Walk Primary School Parent Council £1,000
Run It £1,000
Hermitage Park School Association (2 - Outdoor benches) £1,000
Citadel Youth Centre (2 - Photography) £1,000
Leith Festival Association (1 - Children's corner) £521 (Partial award)


Who can vote?

Anyone aged 8+ who lives, works, volunteers or studies in the Leith Neighbourhood Partnership area can vote.

What is '£eith decides'?

£eith decides is an approach used by Leith Neighbourhood Partnership to allocate 50% of 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.

Useful information:

Got a questions about PB or the £eith decides process? Check our FAQs or contact Katie leith.decides@edinburgh.gov.uk

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 funding.

Keep up to date on www.facebook.com/voteforleithdecides or follow us on Twitter @CityCentreLeith using #LeithNP and #LeithDecides