Colwyn Bay Town Council will be running a fifth round of its Participatory Budgeting Programme. A programme that could reach a total of over £50,000 across neighbourhood 4 areas. Colwyn Bay is focusing on projects that support young people.
Residents and local groups are being asked to decide who receives support through the initiative, which will cover Colwyn Bay, Old Colwyn, Rhos on Sea and Upper Colwyn Bay, through "participatory budgeting". £42,000, and possibly £52,000 is on the table so far, via support from the Welsh Government’s Vibrant and Viable Places Community Fund. Hopefully topped up by an application to RWE Innogy Uk Ltd’s Rhyl Flats Wind Farm Community Fund. If that application is successful The PB Network believe it will be the first time a renewal energy scheme and PB have been linked.
Applications received on or before the closing date of Friday 19th December 2014 will be considered by a small working group drawn from local residents, elected members, representatives of funding partners to check them against the agreed criteria and for any legal or practical delivery issues. This is NOT a pre-selection process. Any concerns will be fed back to applicants and amended applications invited. The aim is to ensure all the applications have the best chance of success at the public voting day being held on held on the evening of Tuesday 20th January 2015.
Colwyn Town Mayor, Cllr Val Smith has said: “Following the success of its four previous Participatory Budgeting grant schemes, the Town Council is keen to once again give local residents the opportunity to not only propose but also decide which projects should receive funding from its Youth Grants budget.”
- More information is available from Colwyn Bay Town Council