£eith Chooses 2021 is happening!

£eith Chooses Steering Group writes

Many thanks to all who responded to our recent survey. What a rich and heart-warming show of care, commitment, and bright ideas!

The overwhelming consensus was that £eith Chooses 2021 should go ahead, even in our current challenging and less than ideal circumstances. And it’s happening!

The good news is that, with a little help from within the Council, we have found a way to arrange online voting for £eith Chooses 2021, so we won’t need to have a ‘Panel’ to allocate funding after all. We will still hold at least one public meeting online, to support participation, bring everyone up to speed, and to discuss a number of the points brought up in the survey. More news on that soon!

But because time is now short (how did that happen?), we need to push on with the project meanwhile. The Themes used previously received a majority approval rating in the survey results, so we’re sticking broadly with those same topic areas.

The theme for 2021 is:

In these Covid times: 

  • Challenging food poverty in Leith

and/or

  • Reducing isolation / ensuring connectedness

Please go to the £eith Chooses website to get application forms and more information. Groups will have until 11 December 2020 to fill them in and return them.

Voting will take place in January 2021

The £eith Chooses team will offer support to applicants on demand, but that will be online or by phone, rather than in person. Watch our website for details.

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