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Participatory Budgeting: Your Community, Your Money, You Decide!

Your Community, Your Money, You Decide! is the third phase of Tackling Poverty through Participatory Budgeting (PB) Funding which is specifically designed to give people the opportunity to make decisions on funding for anti-poverty projects within their local area. We want to ensure that local people and communities are at the heart of our decision making. Together we we'll be able to achieve more and better outcomes for our local communities through PB.

2019/20 Voting Events

How it works

We are introducing Participatory Budgeting for 1% of our budget to let local communities directly influence spending decisions in their areas.

We will do this by:

  • working with people in your community to identify local priorities
  • generating solutions to meet local priorities
  • choosing the most popular solutions

What we are doing in 2019/2020

PB Funding Phase 3 Tackling Poverty - Your Community, Your Money, You Decide!

£200,000 of Tackling Poverty Through Participatory Budgeting Funding is being made available for projects developed by community groups which will help to meet all of the following outcomes: 

  • Rural isolation particularly rural transport
  • Fuel poverty
  • Food and eating
  • Financial Planning and Wellbeing Courses
  • Developing hands on experience and new life skills through employment, peer group engagement and volunteering

 

PB Your Community, Your Money, You Decide!

On 6 April 2020 the votes for the In Person Voting Events and the Online votes were collated.  52 projects were awarded funding from the overall pot of £200,000 and are detailed below for each of our 4 areas:

Annandale and Eskdale

Amount Requested

Amount Allocated

Annandale Community Transport Services -
Transport Services

£5,000

£5,000

Annan Athletic Ladies and Girls FC -
These Girls Can

£5,000

£5,000

Annan Athletic Community Football -
Breaking Down Barriers to Participation

£5,000

£5,000

The First Base Agency -
Emergency Food Provision

£5,000

£5,000

Newstart Recycle -
Newstart Homepacks

£5,000

£5,000

Gretna FC 2008 -
Little Changes

£5,000

£5,000

Kate's Kitchen -
Health and Wealth Project

£5,000

£5,000

Newstart Recycle -
Newstart Learning Development

£2,500

£2,500

Food Train Ltd -
Volunteer Expenses

£5,000

£640

Total

 

£38,140

 

Nithsdale

Amount Requested

Amount Allocated

The Attic Youth Centre, Lochside -
The Attic Connection

£3,070

£3,070

Oasis Youth Centre -
Open House

£4,605

£4,605

Mid and Upper Nithsdale Youth Forum

£3,000

£3,000

The First Base Agency -
Emergency Food Provision

£5,000

£5,000

LIFT D&G -
LIFT D&G Community Exchange

£4,998

£4,998

The Champions Board -
Care Bags - Young People in Care

£4,000

£4,000

Lochside Community Association -
Wellbeing Project

£4,875

£4,875

Animals Supporting People -
Animals Supporting People to Tackle Poverty

£4,170

£4,170

Sandside Community Garden Project

£5,000

£5,000

Kirkconnel and Kelloholm Development Trust -
Family Fun in Upper Nithsdale

£5,000

£5,000

Dumfries YMCA -
The Recipe Bank

£1,000

£1,000

SHAX -
SHAX Volunteering Plus

£2,500

£2,500

The Food Train -
Volunteers' Expenses

£5,000

£5,000

Aberlour Childcare Trust

£5,000

£5,000

Dumfries and Galloway College -
Breakfast Club

£2,500

£2,500

Wanlockhead Community Centre -
Wanlockhead Wellbeing Project

£2,550

£2,550

Community Shop Dumfries -
A Helping Hand

£5,000

£5,000

DG Digital and KPT Development Trust -
Making IT Happen

£4,920

£4,920

EQUIP -
Skills Bags

£1,250

£1,250

Sanquhar Senior Citizens Club -
Summer Outing

£800

£800

Let's Get Sporty -
Let's Get Employed

£5,000

£5,000

Early Years Scotland -
Play, Stay and Learn

£2,500

£2,500

The LGS Community Trust -
The LGS Community Hub

£5,000

£3,602

Total

 

£85,340

 

Stewartry

Amount Requested

Amount Allocated

The Food Train Stewartry -
Replacement Van

£5,000

£5,000

Gatehouse Development Initiative -
Wheels of Fleet

£5,000

£5,000

Stewartry Council of Voluntary Service -
First Port of Call

£5,000

£5,000

Gatehouse of Fleet YMCA -
Drop-In Pathways to Employment

£1,704

£1,704

The First Base Agency -
Emergency Food Provision

£2,000

£2,000

The IT Centre Dalbeattie and New Galloway -
Skills for Life

£5,000

£5,000

The IT Centre Castle Douglas -
Skills for Life

£5,000

£2,316

Total

 

£26,020

 

Wigtown

Amount Requested

Amount Allocated

Wigtownshire Women's Aid -
Home Basics Starter Packs

£5,000

£5,000

Stranraer YMCA -
Picnic and Play Holiday Project

£5,000

£5,000

The Food Train Ltd -
The Food Train

£5,000

£5,000

The Champions Board -
Care Bags - Young People in Care

£1,000

£1,000

Home-Start Wigtownshire -
Home-Start Wigtownshire Family Groups

£4,733

£4,733

The Fed Up Community Cafe

£5,000

£5,000

Stranraer Youth Cafe -
Escape

£5,000

£5,000

Creetown Initiative Ltd -
Ferry Friends Wellbeing

£3,527

£3,527

The Furniture Project (Stranraer) Ltd -
Reuse Re:Cycle (Bicycle Recycle)

£5,000

£5,000

Incredible Edible - Stranraer -
Sow Grow Eat Enjoy Stranraer

£4,160

£4,160

Potters Garden -
Skills Woodwork Workshop

£2,211.50

£2,211.50

Learners 2gether -
Lifelong Learning

£4,525.76

£4,525.76

The Whithorn Trust -
Local Lunch Club

£1,310.00

£342.74

Total

 

£50,500

 

Further information

For more information, please e-mail the Tackling Poverty and Inequalities Team on Challenge.Poverty@dumgal.gov.uk or call 01387 260243.

Page last updated: 24/04/2020
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