Cash for Crieff

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 arleencrieffcommunitytrust@gmail.com or check out our events page for upcoming events to help with writing an application.

20 Cash for Crieff Project Proposals

We are pleased to announce there are 20 wonderful, inspiring and worthy project proposals which are through to the public vote.  There has been a lot of work gone into each one and it’s easy to see the benefits they will all bring to the various communities in Crieff.

Check out the proposals and make your vote here. 

We are now officially open for voting!  To vote, you must be a Crieff resident, aged 9 and over and will require to fill in your name, date of birth and postcode.  Voting can be done online via this link or it can be completed at the various polling stations which are situated in Crieff Community Trust’s new office below the Strathearn Artspace on Lodge Street, the Town Hall, and the library. They will also be in the schools as a key priority of the fund is to get young people involved in democracy.
Each voter can only vote one time – either online or at a polling station – but each vote must include 5 project selections.  Yes, 5 proposals per vote.  Each voter needs to read all 20 projects and choose 5 they would like to see funded.   If a voter doesn’t choose 5, none will be counted and their vote becomes invalid.

READ ALL 20 PROJECTS and CHOOSE 5 YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE FUNDED!

Voting is open from now and will close at 11 pm on Friday the 15th of March.