You Decide! 2016

Around 300 people attended You Decide! 2016 in Portobello Town Hall on Saturday 14 May to vote on who should receive a Community Grant. Click here to find the 2016 results.

 The Portobello & Craigmillar Neighbourhood Partnership decided that applications to its Community Grants Fund in 2016-17 should be decided by the local people. Applications were voted on at the You Decide! 2016 day on Saturday 14 May at Portobello Town Hall between 1 and 3 pm. Voting for young people aged between 8 and 16 years old also took place in Craigmillar Library on 14 May between 1 and 2.30 pm. Around 300 people voted and 20 applications, out of 25, were successful.

The allocation of £21,737 wasdivided into a fund of £7,500 for applications up to a maximum of £500, especially to assist new or smaller groups with start-up costs and/or pieces of equipment. 
The balance of £14,237 would deal with applications up to a maximum of £1,500. Only 4 applications amounting to £1,999 were received at the £500 level, and they were awarded.  The balance was transferred into the bigger sum with the £1,500 maximum.

Application forms are available here.  Please keep the application form to three pages - the first two pages will be displayed for people to read to help them decide on their vote.  You are encouraged to supply a poster too (up to A3), also for public display.
Guidance can be found here .  Good luck with your application!

Last year, Twenty-nine applications were received , amounting to £35,679. The amount to be allocated was £21,737.  Voting in Portobello and Craigmillar libraries closed on 8 May.
The You Decide! day was on Saturday 23 May in the East Neighbourhood Centre. Seventeen applications were successful.
Have a loook at a sample voting sheet, with a short summary of each application, here.

Last year's You Decide! results - nearly 500 people voted and the final results can be read on this table

Council Funding Conditions are here

Look for ideas and guidance on the PB Scotland website here