£eith decides 2015/16

(adapted from a post on Leith Links CC’s website)

This is your chance to make the decisions about community projects that are looking for funding.

Voting opens on Saturday 6 February 2016 at 12.30pm at the launch event in Leith Community Centre. You’ll have until 3pm to speak to applicant organisations about their projects and the work they do in Leith, and then vote.

If you can’t make it along to the event, you’ll be able to see information about the projects and vote in Leith and McDonald Road libraries from 3pm Saturday 6 February until 5pm Tuesday 16 February. You can also print a voting form from the internet and send it to us.

Project information will also be available in early January 2016.

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 the FAQs or email 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 Twitter (@CityCentreLeith using #LeithNP and #LeithDecides)

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