Charities and community projects in the South Chichester area are being urged to take part in a funding pilot aimed at involving communities more in deciding how a local grant scheme is allocated.
South Chichester County Local Committee (CLC) is taking part in a participatory budging pilot scheme to help it decide how to allocate its remaining Community Initiative Fund for the 2014/15 financial year.
Committee Chairman Margaret Evans said: “Through the Community Initiative Fund, we have been able to give grants to a variety of projects which have made a difference to people in our area.
“We’d love for residents in the southern part of the Chichester District to take part in this pilot and tell us which organisation they think we should allocate our money to. There will be voting terminals in local libraries and an online poll via our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/southchichestertalkwithus
“I would encourage any individual or group in the South Chichester area who needs assistance with a project and that will benefit the community to send us their application as soon as possible so that it can be part of the pilot.”
The deadline for applications to South Chichester CLC’s Community Initiative Fund participatory budgeting pilot is Tuesday 3rd February 2015.
Application forms and information on how to apply, as well as eligibility criteria, can be found on the Community Initiative Funding webpage.
Voting terminals will be in place at Chichester and Selsey libraries from Saturday 7th February until Saturday 21st February 2015. The online poll will be live between the same dates via www.facebook.com/southchichestertalkwithus
Results of the poll will be taken into consideration when the Committee decides to whom they award the CIF grants at the last South Chichester CLC meeting for the financial year, which will be held on Tuesday 10 March from 7pm at County Hall, Chichester.