Leith Community Cinema – ‘Bride and Prejudice’

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Leith Community Cinema’s latest film showing is Bride and Prejudice, on Friday 18th March at 7pm.
Suggested entry is £3 although LCC accepts donations as people feel able.

On the night there will be food from Punjabi Junction (cost £2 per head) along with craft beer tasting and Indian dancing. Tickets can be reserved at www.leithcommunitycinema.com

£eith decides 2015/16

(adapted from a post on Leith Links CC’s website)

This is your chance to make the decisions about community projects that are looking for funding.

Voting opens on Saturday 6 February 2016 at 12.30pm at the launch event in Leith Community Centre. You’ll have until 3pm to speak to applicant organisations about their projects and the work they do in Leith, and then vote.

If you can’t make it along to the event, you’ll be able to see information about the projects and vote in Leith and McDonald Road libraries from 3pm Saturday 6 February until 5pm Tuesday 16 February. You can also print a voting form from the internet and send it to us.

Project information will also be available in early January 2016.

What is £eith decides?

£eith decides is an approach used by Leith Neighbourhood Partnership to allocate 50% of its Community Grants Fund.

This type of approach is called Participatory Budgeting (PB) and allows you to decide about issues that matter to you.  If you’re part of a local group you can put forward your own ideas, and then local people vote on them.  So it is more than asking people what they think – local people make the decisions.

Useful information

Got a questions about PB or the £eith decides process? Check the FAQs or email leith.decides@edinburgh.gov.uk

You can also look at the evaluation reports from the last 5 years of £eith decides. You’ll get more detail here about who has applied, how many people have voted and which projects got funding.

Keep up to date on www.facebook.com/voteforleithdecides or Twitter (@CityCentreLeith using #LeithNP and #LeithDecides)

Edinburgh’s budget challenge: stakeholder engagement

(Adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)


Edinburgh Council has launched its budget engagement for 2016-20 and is inviting all partners and citizens to take part. It is asking you to participate in this engagement through completing the feedback channels in the e-flier below and/or attending meetings which you might be invited to.

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What matters to YOU?

(with thanks to the Scottish Community Alliance for permission to re-use their text in this post)

The idea to crowdsource a Fairer Scotland policy comes from a Government that says it wants to be more open and transparent than ever before. But that’s going to be easier said than done. There’s a whole series of local events being run – as you’d expect – but the hope is that communities will really take it upon themselves to have these conversations. Small grants are available to help with that if needed.

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Grab a Grant for Autumn!

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

Grab a Grant for Autumn!

Action Earth is helping to get people and communities busy outdoors.  The campaign has grants to give to groups of volunteers who are carrying out environmental projects in Scotland.

Grants from £50 to £250 are available for practical activities that involve volunteers in improving outdoor spaces or creating habitats for wildlife. Grants can be used to purchase plants, tools and materials or to cover volunteer expenses.

The campaign is run by Volunteering Matters (formerly known as CSV) from April to December each year and is supported by Scottish Natural Heritage.

If you have any questions contact Robert Henderson on T: 0131 622 7766 or  robert.henderson@volunteeringmatters.org.uk

For more information and to apply online go to www.volunteeringmatters.org.uk/actionearth

Edinburgh Art Festival: exciting FREE opportunity for educators

(adapted from an email from Kate MacKay of Alchemy Arts)

This takes place Thursday 30th July at Central Library. Places are FREE but booking is essential.

Here is an exciting FREE opportunity for educators. Alchemy Arts will be hosting a one day workshop exploring how the Edinburgh Art Festival artwork, exhibitions and events can be used to stimulate projects and workshops with young people.

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Carbon Conversations


The Himalayan Centre’s Carbon Conversations is a programme of 6 free weekly sessions that aims to support people wanting to reduce their environmental impact. We’ll be talking about what it means to be green and environmentally aware, and all complexities and practicalities this implies. By sharing our experiences, hopes and questions in a non-judgemental environment we’ll get a true sense of how each of us can contribute to a healthier, happier and greener community.

Please note participants are welcome to attend all or some sessions, and we will be giving a Carbon Literacy Certificate to those who take part in all six gatherings. The sessions are free and open to all. For more information and to book, please email victoria@himalayancentre.org or phone 078 5180 2002.

Venue Address: 121 Great Junction Street, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 5JB

Victoria Lanata Briones
Project Worker
Himalayan Centre for Arts & Culture

M: 07851 802002      www.himalayancentre.org