Leith Decides – apply soon!

Applications for £eith decides need to be submitted soon. The 7th £eith decides programme has been brought forward in the financial year.

Among the benefits to making an application are that it can help to promote your organisation and provide networking opportunities, as well as the possibility of getting a community grant. Continue reading

Leith Neighbourhood Partnership News: Summer 2016

(adapted from an email from Leith Neighbourhood Partnership)

Highlighting the Healthy Leith Action Group

This is a sub-group of Leith Neighbourhood Partnership (NP), which brings together service providers with an interest in health to work on the Healthy Leith priority, identified by local people in the 2014-17 Local Community Plan.  This priority is important for everyone with those affected by poverty, social isolation, disability or addiction particularly in need of local services. Continue reading

Election hustings: 14 April

The Spurtle will host hustings for the Scottish Parliamentary election from 7.30pm–9.00pm on 14 April in Broughton St Mary’s Parish Church (Bellevue Crescent).

Representatives have been invited from all 10 parties/independents standing in the Edinburgh Northern & Leith constituency. Full details are on the Spurtle website.

You can submit questions in advance to spurtle@hotmail.co.uk.

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)