It was unclear whether or not £eith Chooses would be able to go ahead this year or not, but the good news is Yes! It’s happening!
The application process for £eith Chooses 2021 is now open – and your community group is invited to apply.
To find out more, and to download an Application Form, head over to the £eith Chooses website.
£eith Chooses (called £eith Decides, originally) is an annual event since 2010 in which members of the local community in Leith vote to make the decisions on how community grants funds are to be allocated to local community projects. It’s called ‘participatory budgeting’ (PB) but its more than that – it’s a brilliant form of community engagement and involvement, as local voters get to know about the great community groups and projects in their area.
Leith Links Community Council has been very closely involved with this process for many years, having been the successful recipient of Scottish Government funding to support PB (between 2016 – 2019) and also very actively involved in the day to day running of the organisation of £eith Chooses (via the Steering Group – a partnership between the Leith Community Councils, the City of Edinburgh Council, and community groups in Leith).