LEITH CHOOSES LAUNCH, WEDNESDAY 22 NOVEMBER

The three Leith Community Councils are teaming up with City of Edinburgh Council to create a pot of cash for the community in Leith, based on Scottish Government ‘Community Choices’funding.

Applications for £EITH CHOOSES will be invited very soon, and voting will be in March 2018. Many things will be similar to previous £eith Decides but there are a few exciting changes too.

The project Launch & first Funding Workshop will be held on 22nd November in Leith Community Education Centre, New Kirkgate, at 6.00pm.

Come along and find out more!

Keep up to date via Facebook and Twitter, or download the press release.

Aged 11 – 25? Join in the big vote party

Young people in Edinburgh are being asked to vote on projects to deliver youth work across the city. During February 2017, the the City of Edinburgh Council invited groups to apply for up to £10,000 to spend on youth work activity that will benefit young people between 11-25, either locally based or citywide.

The applications were screened at the beginning of March by a group of young people and City of Edinburgh Council officers, based on priorities that were decided by young people following a consultation in 2016.

This is the first year of a three year programme, with 60k to allocate this year, rising to over 100k in year 2, and over 500k in year 3.

A total of 16 projects will now face a public vote. It is now up to you to decide which of these projects you would like to see being delivered. If you are aged between 11-21, and live in Edinburgh, you can vote for your three preferred projects.

Voting opens at 12noon on Friday 10 March and closes at 5pm on Monday 27 March 2017.

You can vote:

Results will be announced in April and projects will begin from May 2017. This is your chance to decide how money is spent that benefits you.

If you have a Young Scot card, when you vote online you will also receive reward points and these can be redeemed against a range of awards. You can find out more about Young Scot here.

If you would like to find out more, please contact CF.Commissioning@edinburgh.gov.uk

192 people cast 1467 votes to decide who gets Community Links Funding

Our Community Links Fund social voting day was a overwhelming success with 192 people casting 1467 votes to decide who should receive over £15,000 of funding.

With thirty three projects seeking funding competition is tough but the community of the Leith Links Community Council area took the time to meet the projects before casting their votes.  A face painter and two social cafe areas were available to ensure the day was as much about bringing the community together, as it was to vote.

Online voting remains open until 12noon on Wednesday 15 March 2017, with results announced on Thursday 16 March, from 18:30 in Leith Community Education Centre.

Community Links Fund – deadline for applications approaching

Our Community Links Fund, which has £15,500 to fund local community projects will close for applications on Monday 27 February 2017.

If you are thinking about submitting an application, want to talk through an application or need some help formulating your idea – get in touch with us as soon as possible.

We have three drop in events scheduled to provide you with advice & support and to lodge completed applications;

  • Wednesday 22 February from 11am until 1pm in Restalrig & Lochend Community Hub
  • Thursday 23 February from 6pm until 8pm in Leith Community Centre
  • Monday 27 February from 6pm until 7pm in Leith Community Centre

If you need help, do not delay – contact us today by email, hello@communitylinksfund.net or by calling 0131 467 0884.

£60,000 youth work funding available

Are you interested in delivering open access youth work with young people aged 11 and over?

Communities and Families is opening a participatory budgeting grant programme to support such work in 2017-18. Applications will be assessed by a team of young people and Council officers before a voting process for young people. It will be the combination of these two processes that will determine who is awarded funding.  The total budget available is £60,000 with a minimum award level of £500 and the maximum award level of £10,000. The work should benefit young people in Edinburgh and can be locally based or citywide work.

Application packs will be available on the Edinburgh Compact website from 6th February and the closing date will be 3pm on 24th February.

Briefings for applicants will be held at Waverley Court on

  • Tuesday 7th February 2pm
  • Tuesday 7th February 5.30pm
  • Tuesday 14th February 5.30pm

Please book a place by contacting CF.Commissioning@edinburgh.gov.uk

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