The City of Edinburgh Council has £160,000 of funding available in the latest participatory budgeting project and they are specifically looking for applications from youth work projects

Participatory budgeting is a way of allowing locals to have a say in the way public funds are used. It was first developed in Brazil and is now internationally recognised, although it is used in a variety of ways all of which usually involve a voting process.

The Choose Youth Work Programme allows citywide groups to apply for up to £10,000 and locality groups to apply for up to £5,000 each, to be spent on open-access youth work projects that benefit young people aged 11 and over.

This year’s application period will close at 3pm on Friday 10 November 2017.

Submitted applications will be assessed by a team of young people and Council officers, and those that meet the required criteria will be voted on in the new year. The combination of these two processes will determine who is awarded funding.

 

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