£eith Decides 2016-17
Help decide what is funded in your area
Voting has now closed for £eith Decides 2016/17. Results will
be announced on Tue 1 Nov 2016 5.30pm @ McDonald Road Library.
Please come along, everyone welcome!
Funding available - £44,184
- £8,000 for grants of up to £1,000 (16 projects, total
value of £11,455)
- £36,184 for grants of up to £3,000 (40 projects, total
value of £103,590)
12.30pm - 3pm, Saturday 8 October 2016
- Launch event at Leith Community Education Centre. A
record number of applications have been received, so come along,
meet the groups who have applied for funding and help make the
decision on grant awards.
12.30pm Sat 8 Oct - 5pm Sat 22 Oct 2016
We put updates and information on social media
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