The following groups / projects have received the largest number of votes from the Leith community, and will receive funding through £eith Chooses 2020, for projects
fighting hunger and/or loneliness. The total amount allocated is £44,624.
The figure below, per group, is the amount the group applied for
|Multicultural Family Base
|NE Edinburgh Foodbank
|Citadel Youth Centre
|Leith DIY Skateparks
|Pilmeny Dev. Project
|Dr Bells Family Centre
||£3,556 (partial funding)
Congratulations! These projects will benefit the Leith community in many different ways, through the energy, work and commitment of the great project teams listed above.
Sadly, not everybody can be successful. The groups and projects whose names do not appear above did not win funding on this occasion.This is no reflection on the quality of their projects, which were all excellent, but just that, unfortunately, there is never enough money available. The £eith Chooses team is as upset about this as the project groups must be. Thank you for participating.
Any project applicants who wish private feedback on their application, votes received etc. are most welcome to email in for this information to Caroline.Lamond@edinburgh.gov.uk
There will be an open ‘Feedback’ discussion session on Tuesday 10 March, at 6:30 pm in the Leith Community Centre cafe, to review and evaluate all/any aspects of the 2020 £eith Chooses process. All welcome, and all views and contributions will be listened to and taken on board for future events. Do come along!
Come to the cafe at Leith Community Centre at 6pm for ‘Awards Night’ or check online after 8pm to find out which groups/projects will receive funding through £eith Chooses 2020.
A huge ‘thank yu’ to everyone who contributed to making £eith Chooses Voting event such a great day, on Saturday. Organisers, project applicants and teams, volunteers, and of course, voters! It all came together in a lovely, buzzy community day when we could find out about all the fantastic charities and groups that work in Leith, for the benefit of our local community.
So the voted are all cast, and are now being counted. The results will be announced on Tuesday 18th February (after half-term, to make sure nobody misses it!).
To give yourself a head start before you come and vote next Saturday, check out all the projects that will be in the £eithChooses voting event on Saturday 1st February 2020. See our gallery here: http://www.leithchooses.net/gallery-2019-20
Please get in touch if you are interested in helping out at the Voting Day – it is great fun!
Short briefing sessions for volunteers at the £eith Chooses Voting Day will be held at 6pm on Tuesday 28 and Thursday 30 in Leith Community Centre cafe (come to one or the other, not both)
Or ask for written briefing paper.
Volunteers should come along on Voting Day between 9:30 and 10 am
PS You can volunteer AND vote!
Saturday 1st February is the Voting Day for £eith Chooses. Please come along and support the community projects that you feel will best help to fight hunger and/or loneliness in Leith.
Make sure YOU take part in £eith Chooses 2020! Hear about it here from past recipients of funding.
Get your applications in NOW (by 6th January) and come along and vote (1st February).
£eith Chooses is open for applications now for new 1 year community projects that aim:
- to fight loneliness and social isolation in the Leith community.
- to fight hunger and food poverty in Leith.
One or the other. Or both together.
The deadline date is 6th January 2020. (Forms that are emailed in or posted between now and then may not be acknowledged immediately because of the holiday period, but their date will be noted.) You will be contacted asap after 6th January.
Do you have a project idea? Project costs need to be no more than £5,000 (unless you can prove you have the additional funding in place to cover higher costs). But you should just apply for what you need. Application forms here
Key contact is email@example.com
£eith Chooses is accepting applications now for new 1 year community projects that aim to fight loneliness and social isolation in the Leith community. Or to fight hunger and food poverty in Leith.
One or the other. Or both together.
Do you have a project idea? Project costs need to be no more than £5,000 (unless you can prove you have the additional funding in place to cover higher costs). But you should just apply for what you need.
Please get your application as early as you can. The deadline date is 6th January – it’s best not to leave it all until the last minute.
If you want to talk over your idea and check on details to make sure it’s eligible, before submitting your application, do come along to a support session on Wednesday 11th December at MacDonald Road Library (downstairs in Business Hub) between 3 pm and 7pm
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are invited NOW for community projects that will benefit people in Leith, that address either ‘fighting loneliness’ or ‘fighting hunger’ – or both.
You can apply for up to £5,000. Applications must be in by 6th January at the latest, but ideally before Christmas.
Download an Application form 2019-20 here. (Or do you need MS Word Format?)
Download Guidance notes 2019-20 here.