Funding Available For Local Community Groups

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The ‘Strathallan Decides’ project is organised by Strathearn & Strathallan Action Partnership. For more information about this partnership please see www.pkc.gov.uk/communityplanning

What is Participatory Budgeting (PB)?

PB enables residents to decide how public money should be spent in their communities. The Scottish Government supports PB as a tool for community engagement and to build on the wider development of participatory democracy in Scotland. It is funding local pilot projects to investigate the benefits for increasing community participation and getting services to put the needs of the community at the heart of their planning.

What is the funding?

The Strathearn & Strathallan Action Partnership has been set up to tackle inequalities facing the residents of Strathearn & Strathallan, and to help services and communities work better together. The Action Partnership has a fund which the communities of Strathallan can spend on community-led projects that reduce inequalities. Perth and Kinross Council (PKC) and the Scottish Government have each contributed 50% of the fund.

What counts as ‘Strathallan’?

Aberuthven, Auchterarder, Blackford, Braco, Dunning, Glendevon, Greenloaning. Communities in Strathearn have access to a separate fund.

What can you apply for?

You can apply for up to £1,500 to pay for, or help pay for, projects that will:

  • respond to neighbourhood priorities and address local inequalities;
  • benefit as many people as possible from across the community;
  • meet a need that is not currently being met;
  • take place before end March 2018.

There is no minimum amount.

Who can apply?

Local community groups can apply. You don’t have to come from an existing organisation but all activities will have to take place in Strathallan and address local needs. Applications showing a partnership approach to providing community activities or services are welcome (please detail in Question 3).

How do you apply?

Please return this form by noon on 28th February 2017. If your idea matches the criterion of tackling inequality, you will be invited to present it at an event on Sunday afternoon 19th March 2017 in Auchterarder. The public there will vote for the projects they think should receive the funding. Successful applicants will hear at the event.

What support is available?

Local PKC community work staff are available to support groups with the application process. Please get in touch with any questions:

Jacqueline Walsh

01764 657715

JWalsh@pkc.gov.uk

Carol Goodey

01764 657714

CGoodey@pkc.gov.uk

Or, come along to an information event on 9th February 2017, 7-8pm in Aytoun Hall, Auchterarder.

 

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