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Leith Chooses voting is live

Anyone who lives, works or volunteers in the Leith area is eligible to vote in until Monday 31st January on 20 projects looking for funding.

This includes the entire ‘Leith Central’ area including Hillside, Bonnington, Easter Road, Pilrig and part of Abbeyhill.

£eith Chooses is an event run by Edinburgh Council and the Community Councils of Leith for people to vote on which local projects get funding from the Council.

You can vote from any smart phone, tablet or computer. People with no access to technology can vote at the Utilita Energy Hub in the NewKirkgate, during office hours.

You can read more about the voting process here.

VOTE at edinburgh.gov.uk!

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.

LCCC January 2021 minutes

Meeting highlights

  • death of John Hein, resignation of John Tibbitt, co-option of Lucy Watters
  • Planning: Dryden St area, Bonnington area
  • various governance matters
  • LCCC response to Public Spaces Management Plan
  • Transport & clean streets: spaces for people, tram-works
  • Licensing: various matters

Minutes of Leith Central Community Council ordinary meeting, held via MS Teams, on Monday 18 January 2021 at 7:00pm

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Leith Chooses 2021 is happening

The event will be fully online in January 2021

Our friends and colleagues at the Partipatory Budgeting event £eith Chooses are taking applications until Friday 11th December with the theme for this year’s event being;

  • Challenging food poverty in Leith
    and/or
  • Reducing isolation / ensuring connectedness

Participatory budgeting (PB) is a process of democratic deliberation and decision-making in which local people decide how to spend a public budget.

In the case of £eith Chooses, money from the City of Edinburgh Council’s Community Grants Fund has been made available for projects within the three Leith Community Council Wards: Leith Links Community Council, Leith Central Community Council and Leith Harbour and Newhaven. Good causes / community groups delivering projects in this area are encouraged to apply for funding from this money – an overall total of £46,102, with a limit of £5K per project.

Visit leithchooses.net for more information and to download an application form.