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 for project proposals that address the £eith Chooses 2019-20 theme, which is:
Fighting Hunger and / or Loneliness
Your application can address either Hunger or Loneliness, or both.
Applications are invited as soon as possible, ideally before Christmas, and must be in by 6th January 2020 at the very latest. Please think about coming along to a Support session before submitting your application, to make sure your idea / application is on the right track.
Do please come along to the launch of the latest £eith Chooses process. There are new themes for this year, that you will want to hear about before planning your community project application. 6:30 pm, Leith Community Centre Cafe area, Tuesday 1st October
Here’s a heads up of key dates for £eith Chooses 2019/ 2020 to get into your diary.
- Applications to be in by Monday 6th January 2020 (but ideally before Christmas….)
- Voting Event is Saturday 1st February 2020
There is £44, 000 for community projects, up to £5,000 per project. Start thinking and planning now! Come to a support session for discussion and advice, if needed.
Sadly, there is just not enough money available through City of Edinburgh Community Grants Fund to support all the great projects that were put forward to £eith Chooses. There’s always next year…..
Meanwhile, here are some other possible avenues to explore, in the hunt for funding:
- Community Growing Fund – Scottish Government funding for local community growing projects
- Scotch Whisky Action Fund: Tackling Alcohol Related Harm
- Edinburgh4Community database of funding organisations, filtered by categories and types of projects funded.
- List of grant-making bodies, through Foundation Scotland
- North Edinburgh ‘Meet the Funders’ event, 21st March, at WPNC, 19 West Pilton Grove
All the votes have been counted and we can now reveal that the following projects successfully won a funding award in £eith Chooses 2019, having received the highest number of votes from members of the Leith community, at the Voting Event on 23rd February:
FOOD Projects £12,000
– Hermitage Park Primary School: Feeding Healthy Hermie futures £3,400
– YMCA: Breaking down barriers with food £5,000
– Broughton Primary PC & Partners:Growing food (partial funding) tbc
SUPPORTING VULNERABLE PEOPLE Projects £32,000
– Sikh Sanjog: for Girls and Young Women £3,000
– Dr. Bells Family Centre: Holiday Activities £4,400
– Creative Electric: Equality and Accessibility £5,000
– Multicultural Family Base: Summer Support £5,000
– Socks for the Street: Leith Cares packs £4,000
– Pilmeny Development Project: Older Peoples services £5,000
– Citadel Youth Centre: Back to the Future, old & young together £4,960
– The Junction: Self-care kits & support (partial funding) tbc
These awards add up to a total of £44,624 that will go to the community in Leith in many and varied ways, through the energy, work and commitment of all the great project teams listed above.
Sadly, projects and groups whose names do not appear above did not win funding on this occasion. This is not a reflection on the quality of their projects, which were all excellent, but of the sad fact that there is never enough money to go round…. The £eith Chooses team feels just as distressed about this as the project groups must be.
Any project applicants who wish private feedback on their application, or on the exact number of votes received, and where their vote totals rank alongside those of other projects, are most welcome to email in for this information, or to request a private discussion. Email: email@example.com
There will be an open Discussion session next Tuesday, 12 March at 6:30pm in the Community Centre cafe, to review and evaluate all aspects of the 2019 £eith Chooses process. All welcome, and all views and contributions will be listened to and taken on board for future events. Do come!
Please come along to the Leith Community Centre 6:30 pm, Wednesday 6th March, to learn the results of last week’s voting event, and which projects will receive funding this year.