Local groups benefit after public cast their vote

Over 100 local people from Dingwall and Seaforth had the chance to cast their votes on Saturday (11 March 2017) at the first ever ‘Your Community Your Cash – Dingwall and Seaforth Community Event. The event was part of a participatory budgeting process that asked members of the public to decide how funding should be distributed.

26 groups from Dingwall and Seaforth presented their ideas to the community and around 100 people took part in deciding which projects should be supported from the funding made available from the Scottish Government Community Choices fund and the local ward discretionary budget. The process was organised and managed by a local steering group.

Participatory budgeting is a process of allocating funding by empowering local people to decide how funding should be spent.  All groups gave a 2 minute pitch to make their case for funding and then attendees were asked to vote for the 7 projects that they thought would benefit Dingwall and Seaforth. A total of 15  projects put forward by community groups were chosen to be funded and will now receive funding to help them put their ideas into action.

The successful bids were:



Dingwall Youth Forum

Fusion Cookwell

Conon Bridge Lunch Club

Conon Bridge Lunch Club

Rionnagan Rois

Rionnagan Rois Website/CD

Dingwall Wheeled sports group

Dingwall Wheeled Sports Park

Dingwall Men’s Shed

Establishment of Workshop Facilities for Dingwall Men’s Shed

Dingwall Primary soccer 7s

Football in the Community

Dingwall Volunteers

Tidy Up Dingwall


Long Jump Pit Runway

Dingwall in Bloom

Dingwall in Bloom 2017

North Highland Radio

North Highland Radio

Dingwall Gaelic Nursery

‘Clann Fallain’

Dingwall Museum Trust

Refurbishment of Eagle Court

Maryburgh Community Council

Community garden

Dingwall Primary Parent Council

Dingwall Primary School Garden

Dingwall Community Council

Ferry Point Refurbishment

16 Mar 2017
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