Youth Participatory Budgeting

Take a look at the Youth Participatory Budgeting video about how some young people in Edinburgh found the experience. 

EVOC thinkSpace – Participatory Budgeting (PB) Third Sector Perspective

EVOC thinkSpace – Participatory Budgeting (PB) Third Sector Perspective Thu 25 May 2017, 13:30 – 16:30 The Melting Pot, 5 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PR Book Now Participatory Budgeting (PB) has become part of the funding landscape in Edinburgh. Police Scotland and City of Edinburgh Council have both distributed funds by PB in 2016 and […]

Edinburgh continues its fight to eradicate Islamophobia

Police in Edinburgh and the City of Edinburgh Council are continuing to work with the community to create a city free from Islamophobia and associated prejudice behaviour. A total fund of £40,000 has been contributed to by Police Scotland, City of Edinburgh Council and Scottish Government. Its purpose of the Shared Vision – Your Decision […]

Policing 2026 Strategy is open for consultation

Policing 2026 Strategy is open for consultation and Police Scotland are encouraging as many people as possible to take part before the consultation closes on 8th May 2017 The ‘Policing 2026’ strategy outlines how Police Scotland aim to address new and changing policing demands and work more effectively with partners and the public to deliver […]

Edinburgh 2050 – A Fairer City

Edinburgh should amongst other things be a Fairer City in 2050, this was one of the results of the 2050 Edinburgh City Vision consultations.  To find out what they mean by fairer take a look at this short report on the early findings of the consultation.  There are contacts at the end of the report […]

Funding Opportunity – Developing an Effective Response to Health Inequalities in South East Edinburgh

This funding opportunity is for the development of a Community Health Initiative (CHI) in the South East locality area of Edinburgh.  The aim of this funding is to provide services which aim to reduce health inequalities present in the South East locality. The focus of this provision will be based in Liberton and Gilmerton Ward […]

What does Edinburgh’s Third Sector look like? – Take the survey

Calling all Third Sector Organisations and Community Groups in Edinburgh, your voice matters! Fill in our Compact Voice 2017 Survey.  Edinburgh Compact works to demonstrate the impact and the value of the Third Sector in Edinburgh, and all those who work in it.  We want to hear your views on the Third Sector in Edinburgh, a bit […]

Communities and Families Youth Work Grant Programme 2017-18

Are you interested in delivering open access youth work with young people aged 11 and over? Communities and Families is opening a participatory budgeting grant programme to support such work in 2017-18. Applications will be assessed by a team of young people and Council officers before a voting process for young people. It will be […]

Participatory Budgeting

Participatory budgeting (PB) is recognised internationally as a way for local people to have a direct say in how, and where, public funds can be used to address local needs.  It was born from a desire to reallocate public money locally and democratically to where it was needed most.  When PB is adopted its use […]

Communities and Families – Applications Open for Small Grants Programme

The Communities and Families Small Grants Programme for 2017-18 is now open. The closing date for applications is 3pm on 30th December and you will find the application pack available for downloading. We are keen to receive applications particularly for new pieces of work and you should also note that there are a number of […]