Public to decide as local groups put forward ideas at ‘Your Island, Your Cash, Your Choice event’
Community, voluntary and non-profit organisations based in Skye and Raasay will be meeting up in Portree on Saturday 28 May in hope of getting the public vote and receiving a grant of between £100 and £1500 to put their ideas into action.
The call for groups to come up with ideas on how to make their local area better has received a great response and on Saturday at the Your Island, Your Cash, Your Choice event in the Fingal Centre, Portree High School over 40 presentations will be made.
Doors will open at 10:30 for an 11am start. Each applicant will be given a 3-minute slot to highlight how their project will improve their local community. Attendees will then be asked to vote to determine which projects are funded.
Councillor John Gordon said: “This participatory budgeting process is an excellent way to support our local communities. Local people will be making the decision so we hope the projects will be a reflection of the priorities in the area. The event is open to everyone, so I encourage anyone who is able to come along to find out more about the great work that these groups are doing and help decide what projects are funded. The event should be an excellent opportunity to meet new people and find out what is happening locally.”
Anyone who wishes to vote must register between 10:30 and 11am at the Fingal Centre and stay for the whole event. To be eligible to vote you must live in the Skye and Raasay area and be in S1(secondary school year 1) or above.