Crieff Community Trust has been granted £40,000 from the Scottish Government’s Community Choices Fund. The money is to be distributed to groups operating for the benefit of the Crieff area. The fund will be given out using participatory budgeting which means the community decides on where the funding will go through a community vote.
For further details on participatory budgeting see www.pbscotland.scot
A focus group was held in the Pavillion Cafe in early December to decide on some of the key criteria for the fund. 37 local Crieff residents showed up on a frosty evening to vote on who could apply, a name for the fund, the maximum bid amount, priority outcomes and how voting should be carried out. All participants completed a ‘ballot sheet’, results were collated, and the fund criteria were created.
Cash for Crieff Application form and Guidance notes is available for download now. Paper copies are available from the Crieff BID Succeeds office in the town hall.
The final date for applications is midnight on Sunday the 24th of February. If you require any assistance with the application or developing your project please contact Arleen Sinclair, CCT’s project development officer at email@example.com or check out our events page for upcoming events to help with writing an application.
Voting will take place from Monday the 4th of March through to Friday the 15th of March. You can vote online or via ballot boxes throughout town. You decide where the Cash for Crieff goes.