Community Choices is the name of our participatory budgeting programme.

Through a public vote, participatory budgeting offers a democratic way for local residents to have a direct say in how public money can be used to address their priorities and invest in local, community led projects.

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We are working alongside Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership to deliver Community Choices – a fund of over £3M to be invested in local community projects, created by local groups and voted for by local residents. The fund is divided across Falkirk Councils 9 electoral wards.

We believe that communities know what's best for themselves – and what they need to improve the quality of life for residents where they live. Community Choices wants to capture that local ambition and aspiration. Community Choices allows communities encourages local people to become involved in delivering activities and social infrastructure that are important to them.

There are 2 types of funds you can apply to:

Important dates

Funding stage Small Grants Programme Place Based Capital Programme
Launch 01 November 2021 01 November 2021
Closing date for bids 19 November 2021 07 January 2022
Voting opens 26 November 2021 24 January 2022
Voting closes 17 December 2021 14 February 2022
Winners announced 14 January 2022 28 February 2022

How do I apply?

Email us at the address below for a Project Proposal form: