Grants - Your ward, your cash - what’s best for West
AreaInverness West - Ward 13
£100 to £1,000
What can you apply for?
We need your ideas for projects that will:
- Benefit a group operating within the ward or help support people living in the community
- Be delivered within 12 months
The only limit is your imagination, whether you want to organise a healthy living project, start a new fitness group, put on a lunch club for older residents – all applications are welcome as long as the project supports local people in Inverness West and will happen within 12 months.
Who can apply?
Any community, voluntary or non-profit organisation – even informal groups– can apply for funding from £100 to £1,000.
You don’t have to come from an existing group to apply for this fund. We can help support you to put your idea into action.
If you have an idea or are considering making an application, but would like more information come along to the application drop in workshop on 16th September, 10am – 12 noon at the Charleston Community Complex or 12:30 – 2:30 at the Bught Stop.
How do you apply?
To apply for the funding you must return this form before Friday 29th of September. If your idea fits, the public will get to vote for their favourite ideas at an event on Saturday 28thOctober, 10:30am – 2pm.
Who will decide which projects are funded? Local people will be invited to come along to an event to hear about the projects and then will be asked to vote to determine which projects are funded.
The Event will be held in the Highland Council Chamber on Glenurquhart Road. Doors open at 10am. At the event applicants will be required to present their idea to the community. Those in attendance will then vote on all the applications.
What is participatory budgeting?
Participatory budgeting is about passing decision making to the community. Inverness West Councillors have agreed to use a participatory budgeting process to distribute £10,000 of the local ward discretionary budget, Charleston Community Foundation have also agreed to donate £1,000 to the fund as have Community Councils in the area.
The process is designed by a local organising group who are keen to explore the potential of the process to engage a range of people in decision making while bringing the community together.