On Saturday 30th April 2016 the Edinburgh South Central Neighbourhood Partnership had over £200,000 worth of funding available for distribution in 2016/17 and residents of South Centre Voiced their Choice and decided which projects got funded.
Local people had some hard choices to make but have decided which was their favourites. The money was for community grants, but also mainstream spending delivered by public bodies.
Community Grants: A budget of £24,000 with 21 grant applications, totalling £36,524, for consideration. Because this was a competitive process some groups were not successful. However, we hope that they managed to attract some new volunteers/members and had a good chance to chat to the public and let them know more about what they do. All unsuccessful applicants were invited to attend a Meet the Funders event in May 2016.
- You can (at the moment) view all the community grant applications here.
Alongside community grants residents could vote for mainstream money under the Neighbourhood Environment Programme. It is split into two "pots". Not all of the projects can be completed with the available budget and local people were asked to list them in order of priority.
Housing Revenue Fund: A budget of £130,000 and 15 projects with estimated total of just over £200,000.
Property Team staff will start on the projects and work down the list until the budget is exhausted.
Roads Capital: £67,000 and 8 proposals with an estimated total cost of £124,000.
As with the HRA Projects not all of the projects can be completed and local people were asked to list them in order of priority. The Roads Team will start on the projects and work down the list until the budget is exhausted.
- View the full report on the programme website