Leith Chooses update

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

It has been marvellous to learn about the creative ideas and valuable work in the community happening in Leith.  There is room for more so please do send us your ideas by the 31st January 2018.  We want to actively support your fantastic work.

£EITH CHOOSES project has £116,000 to distribute to local community projects. This will be allocated through Participatory Budgeting where the community will vote for their favourite projects (in-person on 3rd March 2018, or online).

We are very keen to encourage as many applications as possible, to all three ‘pots’ – small (up to £500), medium (up to £5,000) and large grants (up to £10,000). Applicants can make one application only, so need to consider carefully which fund they apply to.

If it would help you, we would be very happy to offer a speaker to come and speak to your group to try to stimulate ideas. You are most welcome to attend one of our many ‘Support Sessions’ held Monday to Thursday in local venues (12-2 pm and 5-7pm).

Please check out the web site for more details, and to download Guidance Notes and application forms: www.leithchooses.net

Please do feel free to get back to us with any questions or discussion points you’d like to raise.

The £EITH CHOOSES team

Caroline Lamond MSc| Lifelong Learning Service Manager (North East)| City of Edinburgh Council |East Local Office, 101 Niddrie Mains Road Edinburgh, EH16 4 DS | 469 3507 | caroline.lamond@edinburgh.gov.uk |www.edinburgh.gov.uk | CLD Web: www.joininedinburgh.org

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