A Voice Your Choice decision-making event was held in Scarborough on Wednesday 9 March 2016. The results are in!
Residents in Scarborough came out in force to cast their votes at the sixth and final Voice Your Choice Decision-Making Event held on Wednesday 9 March 2016 at Scarborough Library.
The theme for this year’s Voice Your Choice scheme is ‘Empowering Communities’.
The Central Urban Area Committee, in partnership with the Scarborough Urban Area Forum, played host to a hugely successful event that attracted over 200 people. A total of 18 local organisations displayed information and spoke to residents about their project in competition for their share of £12,500 of Borough Council funding.
Councillors from Scarborough Borough Council’s Central Urban Area Committee gave the go ahead for £12,500 to be allocated by the successful Voice Your Choice participatory budgeting scheme in partnership with Scarborough Urban Area Forum.
The council’s Central Urban Area Committee has been allocating its community grants budget in this way since 2010 and has welcomed residents of the Scarborough Urban Area to participate in open decision making events where they decide which community projects they want to see receive funding. In previous years more than 150 residents have turned out to participate in the voting process.
The funding scheme is being overseen by a steering group made up of elected committee representatives and community representatives from the forum. The fund is open to community and not for profit organisations.