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Community Choices Fund 2016/17

Fund for Applications - 2016/17

£1.5 million of the Community Choices Fund was available in two categories of £750,000 each. Category one was for Public Authorities which includes Local Authorities and other Public Bodies. Category two was for Community Organisations and Community Councils. The funds aim is to support PB activity which will significantly expand opportunities for more local people to make decisions on local spending priorities and contribute to local democracy.

A total of 137 applications were received to the sum of £7,097,287. Of those 23 were from public authorities totalling £1,322,385 and 114 from community organisations totalling £5,774,902. A full list of successfull applicants is provided below:

Public Authorities

Organisation Project Title Funding
Aberdeen City Council & Community Planning Aberdeen U Decide £100,000
Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership Aberdeenshire PB Programme £93,000
Clackmannanshire Council Community Matters £37,000
East Ayrshire Council You Decide £63,000
Edinburgh City Council City of Edinburgh PB Programme £80,000
Falkirk CPP Community Changes £48,000
Fife Council Forward West Fife £30,000
Highland Council Highland Decides £62,000
North Ayrshire CPP Your Money You Decide £66,525
Perth & Kinross Council Local CPPs £55,000
Shetland Islands Council Shetland Community Choices £67,480
South Ayrshire Council South Ayrshire Decide - Phase 2 £46,500

Community Projects

Organisation Project Title Funding
Ardenglen Housing Association Social Committee, Castlemilk Cost of School Day - reducing the impact of family poverty £47,586
West of Scotland Regional Equality Council, Glasgow Over to you - B Empowered £74,996
Burnfoot Community Futures Housing, Hawick Hands Up Burnfoot £39,000
Cambuslang Community Council, South Lanarkshire Greening Cambuslang: changing neighbourhoods for the better £58,960
East Ayrshire Tenants & Residents Federation, Kilmarnock EATRF: Working Together for Better Communities £85,000
Girvan Youth Trust, South Ayrshire 2Kare for South Carrick Award Scheme £29,959
Kirkconnel and Kelloholm Development Trust, Dumfries and Galloway KKDT Community Choices PB Fund £23,500
Leith Links Community Council, Edinburgh CommUNITY Links Brightening Local Lives £20,869
Maryhill Housing Association, Glasgow Vocalise to Localise £25,000
Melness and Tongue Community Development Trust, Highlands Up North! Community Chest £22,410
North Carrick Community Benefit Company, South Ayrshire Particpate, Activate, Regenerate (PAR) £95,868
North Glasgow Housing Association Ltd Young Voice of North Glasgow £70,000
The Joint Community Councils of Moray Moray Chooses £46,500
tsiMORAY #YouChoose £47,500
Voluntary Action Orkney Your Island Your Choice £34,225
Young Peoples Future (YPF), Glasgow Spirit of Ruchill/Possilpark £25,455



If you have any questions about the fund please email: community.empowerment@gov.scot