Partick & Thornwood Ideas Fund
The community decides.
In Autumn 2018, Partick Housing Association was successful in securing a grant from the Scottish Government’s Community Choices Fund. We were one of sixteen community organisations from across Scotland who were successful in securing a share of £750,000 to deliver local participatory budgeting projects – giving people a direct voice in how funds should be invested in their communities.
We’ve been working in partnership with Annexe Communities to deliver The Partick & Thornwood Ideas Fund which has brought £20K directly into our community. Local people and projects were able to apply for a share of the Fund, to deliver their ideas under three broad themes; Environment, Elderly and Young People. The wider community was invited to a voting event to decide which projects were awarded funding.
We worked with the community to develop their ideas. Participatory budgeting puts the decision making power into the hands of local people and we were pleased to work with the community on their priorities.
Individuals could apply for a grant of £150 up to £500. Groups, projects or services (whether constituted or not) could apply for a grant of £150 up to £1500.