Community Choices Canal online voting goes live

The Community Choices Canal participatory budgeting (PB) process has now opened up its online voting, with residents who live in the Canal ward in Glasgow are able cast three vote for their favourite projects.

This PB process is part of Glasgow City Council's wider PB programme, which sees 4 areas in Glasgow using PB around specific themes.

The projects have been split into three funds, pink yellow and blue:

  • “Pink is the Try it Out fund for local people and groups without bank accounts that want to try out an idea or got some equipment for a group. This funds is for £500-£1000.

  • “Yellow The Main Fund this is for local organisations and groups with a bank account who have an idea to improve employment opportunities in the Canal ward area. This fund is mainly for paying staff, rent for a place to hold the project or any other costs to run the project. This fund is for up to £30,000

  • Blue is the Capital Fund this is for local organisations again who want equipment to carry out employability projects. They may want computers, office equipment or to fix up or repair their building to it’s a nicer place for people to come to.”

Canal residents must use all of their 3 votes, but can split them across each fund, or a particular one. If you don’t want to vote online, there’s also a chance to vote in person at the PB fun day on the 26th of May 11:00-15:00 at Possilpoint Community Centre.

There’s more information, along with the list of projects, here. You can also follow them on Twitter here.