You[th] Decides Initiative

You[th] Decides PosterYou(th) Decides Initiative - Information Package

Western Edinburgh NP Initiative to 'support children, young people and families'

In a local example of participatory budgeting the Western Edinburgh Neighbourhood Partnership is offering Western Edinburgh based youth groups the opportunity to bid for a Community Grants Fund award [max £500] to take forward projects that would address the Neighbourhood Partnership priority of supporting children, young people and families.

Young People from across the Western Edinburgh Neighbourhood Partnership area are being encouraged to put forward their ideas for projects that they think would make the area a better place for young people and the community.

Participatory budgeting directly involves local people in making decisions on the spending and priorities for a defined public budget. Local young people will have a say in how the funding is allocated. All applications submitted will be assessed by a panel comprised of young people from local schools and members of the Neighbourhood Partnership Board.

Following the success of previous years, grant money of £4,500 in total is being made available by the Western Edinburgh NP to support the You[th] Decides Initiative again during 2016/17. 

The information package includes the following documents:-

  • Information Sheet - Frequently Asked Questions - click
  • You[th] Decides Initiative - Application for Funding - click
  • 'Tell Us About Your Project' - Form - click
  • Poster - click 

 

Env You[th] Decides PosterNeighbourhood Environment Projects - You(th) Decides Initiative

Western Edinburgh NP Initiatives to 'support children, young people and families' and 'create safe, clean and strong communities'

Another local example of participatory budgeting; the Western Edinburgh Neighbourhood Partnership is offering Western Edinburgh based youth groups the opportunity to bid for a Neighbourhood Environment Projects award to take forward an environmental project that would address the Neighbourhood Partnership's priorities to 'increase opportunities for children and young people' and 'create safe, clean and strong communities'. Projects will enhance the built environment for our local communities and improve outcomes in line with the Western Edinburgh Local Community Plan and the Environment Sub-Group's Action Plan.

Young People from across the Western Edinburgh Neighbourhood Partnership area are being encouraged to put forward their ideas for projects that they think would make the area a better place to live for young people and the community.

Participatory budgeting directly involves local people in making decisions on the spending and priorities for a defined public budget. Local young people will now have a say in how the funding for Neighbourhood Environment Projects is allocated.

This Information Package contains the following documents: