The following groups / projects received the largest number of votes from the Leith community, and will receive funding through £eith Chooses 2021, for projects
that challenge food poverty in Leith and/or that reduce isolation /help people get / stay connected, in Leith.
The total amount allocated is £51,102.
The figure below, per group, is the amount the group applied for
Empty Kitchens, Full Hearts – £5,000
Sikh Sanjog’s Punjabi Junction – £4,330
Edinburgh NE Foodbank – £5,000
Multi-Cultural Family Base – £4,510
Edinburgh Community Food
& MILAN ‘Leith Bowl Blethers’ – £4,400
Building Bridges – £2,180
Edinburgh Remakery – £4,620
Edinburgh and Lothian Regional
Equality Council (ELREC) – £5,000
Projekt 42 – £4,700
Citadel Youth Centre – £5,000
Dr Bell’s Family Centre – £3,630
PIE Scotland – (£5,000) – £2,732 (partial funding)
Many 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, because of the limited funding available and the nature of participatory budgeting, not every applicant 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. The £eith Chooses team is always finds this distressing, just as the project groups must do. Thank you for participating, don’t give up, you could be lucky another time.
Any project applicants who wish private feedback on their application, eg. number of votes received, and how their vote total compared with that of other projects etc. are most welcome to email in for this information to Caroline.Lamond@edinburgh.gov.uk
Feedback and Evaluation
A short survey will be circulated in the next week or two to allow everybody to feed back any observations they may have about the £eith Chooses 2021 process. Please do respond!
There will also be an open ‘Feedback’ discussion session online on Tuesday 9 March, at 6pm, to review and discuss in more depth all/any aspects of the 2021 £eith Chooses process. All welcome, and all views and contributions will be listened to and taken on board for future events. Do join!
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