Leith Links Community Council has played an active role in local decision making for years, for a number of years this has included playing key roles in delivering local participatory budgeting processes.
Community Links Fund (2016/27)
Our Community Council was successful in obtaining Scottish Government funding to deliver its own hyper local participatory budgeting process – Community Links Fund. Sixteen local projects benefited from funding of £16,461.66.
- To view the project report to the Scottish Government please click here.
- To view our blog posts on the Community Links Fund please click here.
- To view a Participatory Budgeting Scotland blog on the process please click here.
Leith Decides / Leith Chooses (2010 – present)
Leith Decides was the Leith participatory budgeting process which began in 2010 to decide how Leith Neighbourhood Partnership Community Grants Funding should be spent.
In recent years, Leith Decides has become Leith Chooses, and now allocates Community Grant Funding overseen by the Leith Neighbourhood Network.
Our Community Council is currently represented on the Leith Chooses Steering Group by Community Councillors Sally Millar and Abby Cunningham. However, our Community Council has an established reputation for providing a number of volunteers to support the delivery of Leith Choose at its voting events.