£eith Chooses – come and vote!

The applications are now in, and we are getting ready for voting!

You can come along on Saturday 3rd March (voting 12.00 noon – 3.00 p.m.) to the Leith Community Centre, Kirkgate, and vote in person. This is much the best way to vote because it will be sociable and really good fun! You can meet the applicants, hear / chat informally about all the great projects on offer, and then cast your votes for your favourites. We have free food and refreshments, and face-painting, glitter tattoos and balloon modelling, so that all the family can enjoy the day out. And if you come along and vote in person, you also get a bonus online vote.

Online Voting

From 3rd March, for a week, you can vote online.
You need a unique Voter ID number in order to log in and vote. You can get a card with a voter ID number from the Leith Library, the MacDonald Road Library, or from any of the £eith Chooses team (who will be out and about all week in various locations and also at Voter Support Sessions, see below).
Week beginning 5th March 2018, voter support sessions will be held as follows:
Mondays: Leith Library, Ferry Road, 12-2 pm and 5-7 pm
Tuesdays; McDonald Road Library, 12-2 pm and 5-7 pm
Wednesdays; Leith Community Centre, 12-2 pm (Persevere Room) and 5-7 pm (Cafe)
Thursdays: The Hub, Restalrig Road, 12-2 pm only.
Friday and Weekend – out and about around Leith (details later)

For further information: http://www.leithchooses.net


LHNCC November 2017 minutes

click to download: 2017_11_28 final

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.


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

£eith Chooses: help and support, application forms and guidance

£eith Chooses now has a fully populated website, with

Check it out – and build your winning project!


Approved minutes of October meeting

click to download: 2017_10_24 final

£eith Chooses launches

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.