A new mural in Montgomery Street Park, wildflowers along the Water of Leith, an adapted bike so that local disabled people can go cycling, outdoor kit for a local nursery, support for new theatre shows, or the development of apps for Leith Late 2013…
These are just some of the projects vying for your votes over the coming weeks in the run up to this years Leith Decides event, where local people decide which projects get £22,000 worth of council funding.
38 projects have thrown their hat in the ring this year – Greener Leith is not one of them, we got some funding last year and thought we’d give other groups a chance this year.
As most of the applications are for more than £1000, it’s clear that there will be genuine competition for funding. It’s likely that only 22 of the most popular projects are likely to win through. This means each application has a slightly better than 50/50 chance of winning cash.
This is the third year that the Participatory Budgeting project has run, and it seems that some groups are getting better at rallying their vote. We’ve received several tweets and emails urging us to back particular individual projects – and it will be interesting to see which projects win through and whether more people will vote this year than the 702 who took part last year.
With many project proposals from youth groups and schools, parent power may well be the winner!
We’ve put together the table below to help you decide which ones you should vote for. Let us know who you’ll be voting for and why in the comments below:
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