Young people in Edinburgh are being asked to vote on projects to deliver youth work across the city. During February 2017, the Council invited groups to apply for up to £10,000 to spend on youth work activity that will benefit young people between 11-25, either locally based or citywide.
The applications were screened at the beginning of March by a group of young people and Council officers, based on priorities that were decided by young people following a consultation in 2016.
This is the first year of a three year programme, with 60k to allocate this year, rising to over 100k in year 2, and over 500k in year 3.
A total of 16 projects will now face a public vote. People in Edinburgh aged between 11 and 21 can now decide which of these projects they would like to see being delivered.
Voting opens at 12noon on Friday 10 March and closes at 5pm on Monday 27 March 2017.
Voting options are as follows
- Online on this site https://edinburgh.participare.io
- At our Big Vote Party on Friday 24 March, 1.30pm at the Festival Theatre
- In selected community centres
Results will be announced in April and projects will begin from May 2017.
Young people in possession of a Young Scot card, will also receive reward points if they vote online and these can be redeemed against a range of awards. You can find out more about Young Scot here.