8 sleeps to go until £eith Chooses Voting opens…

Two members of the £eith Chooses Steering Group, Sally Millar and Don Giles, meet on Zoom and reflect briefly on PB in Leith (only 2 minutes  – though David Tennant and Martin Sheen it ain’t…)

Check out here the projects you’ll soon be able to vote for: http://www.leithchooses.net/projects

Voting will run from 25th January until the end of 31st January 2021

Gallery of exciting projects coming soon!

Applications to £eith Chooses 2020/21 are now closed – thank you to all who submitted. We are currently validating the applications. Once this process is complete, soon after Christmas, you will be able to see a ‘gallery’ on this website of all the projects that are seeking funding, and you can start thinking about who you want to vote for (you can only vote once, but you get 4 votes).

If you are an applicant, it is your job to alert all your members and followers to your application, and make sure they know how, and when, to vote for your project.

Voting week will open on 25th January 2021 – we will give you plenty of reminders and information about how to vote.


Apply now – £eith Chooses 2021 is happening!

We are hurtling towards the closing date for applications which is the 11 December. We will be delighted to receive an application from Leith community projects in line with these themes:

In these Covid times, we are:

  • Challenging food poverty in Leith
  • Reducing isolation / ensuring connectedness

Download an Application Form here.

The £eith Chooses team will offer support to applicants online or by phone, please get in touch if required caroline.lamond@edinburgh.gov.uk



£eith Chooses – the timeline

Your community project might be able to ‘win’ a grant of up to £5,000  from £eith Chooses 2021. Go for it! Apply now! Pass the word around!

Apply – as soon as possible! Download an Application Form now.

Help – To discuss your application and get advice and support, email caroline.lamond@edinburgh.gov.uk.

Applications close – 11th December 2020.

Projects showcased online – December 2020- January 2021.

Voting (online only)  – between 25th and 31 January 2021.

Awards – announced early February 2021, and money into your bank account after that, as soon as the paperwork is through.

If you need further information / advice, email caroline.lamond@edinburgh.gov.uk


Apply for up to £5,000

Applications are being accepted NOW for £eith Chooses 2021.

Check out the details, download a form nowSend it in by 11th December 2020.

If you need further information / advice, email caroline.lamond@edinburgh.gov.uk

Meeting and Survey Results

Thank you so much to all the people who joined our £eith Chooses online meeting last week – it was lovely to see / hear you all.

Please visit this page if you would like more information about the results of the September survey.


£eith Chooses is LIVE!

There is £46,102 available for community projects in Leith, to be allocated in January / February 2021 by democratic vote – the local community will vote online for the projects they would like to see funded.

Apply now if you are a constituted group with a bank account and a good idea for a 6 month community project (up to £5,000) that matches the following theme(s), download a form here.


In these Covid times- 

  • Challenging food poverty in Leith
  • Reducing isolation / ensuring connectedness

£eith Chooses Community Discussion Meeting!

All members of the Leith community, or with an interest in participatory budgeting, are invited to an online community meeting on Tuesday 10th November at 18:30 – 20:00 (max). Get the link from Eventbrite.

Because £eith Chooses 2020/2021 will be a bit different from previous years, we’d like to catch everybody up with the news of how it will run. We want to be as transparent as possible and to give everybody the chance to ask questions and chat about things.

We’d also like to report back the results of the recent £eith Chooses survey. It was fantastic that so many people took the trouble to respond, we really appreciate it. Not all of the suggestions can be implemented, this time round anyway, but it would be good to air and discuss the ideas.

To get the link, and attend, please register with Eventbrite:


The meeting will be via the (free) Microsoft Teams platform

See you online!