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Leith Chooses funding applications still open

The locally-run grant scheme closes on Tuesday 30th November so Leith-based organisations are urged to apply soon.

Any constituted community group or organisation that works within the Leith Central, Leith Harbour & Newhaven or Leith Links Community Council areas can apply for up to £5,000 funding. That includes the areas of Pilrig Bonnington and Hillside as well as Leith itself.

The theme this year is ‘Reconnecting in Leith: Nourishment, Creativity, Sustainability’.

Anyone over 8 years old within the area can then vote online between 24th – 31st January 2022 on which projects should recieve funding.

See the full guidance and updates on leithchooses.net.

Leith Chooses is funded by the City of Edinburgh Council and organised by the Community Councils of Leith alongside the City of Edinburgh Council.

An invitation from Edinburgh World Heritage

Edinburgh World Heritage is asking:

Are local democracy and the press under threat?

Concerns have been expressed in Edinburgh that politicians and city leaders may be cutting corners as crucial decisions are made about our city – all during a time when the press is under increased strain due to falling revenue. In this conversation with four leading Edinburgh journalists we will explore the threats to local democracy and press reporting during the coronavirus outbreak.

Joining us for this conversation will be Euan McGrory (The Scotsman), Mure Dickie (Financial Times), Phyllis Stephen (The Edinburgh Reporter) and David Bol (The Herald).

Date: Thursday 25 June 2020
Start time: 6pm
Venue: Zoom online (how to join info will be sent to you via email)

Book your free ticket now

We look forward to seeing you on the evening. If you have any questions, please contact us on the details below.

Edinburgh World Heritage
5 Bakehouse Close
146 Canongate
EH8 8DD
members@ewht.org.uk