Final ‘Decision Day’ for local community funding

Communities across Falkirk are being asked to get behind local campaigns and vote for their favourite projects to receive cash funding from Falkirk Council.

As part of its Community Changes Fund, communities in Bo’ness and Blackness, Grangemouth and Maddiston are set to make a final decision on projects that have been put forward to receive funding of up to £40k, £27k and £11k respectively.

When awarded, the winning projects will all help to contribute to improving the quality of lives locally.

Young people aged 11-25 in each of the three areas will get a chance to vote through the Young Scot website (young.scot/falkirkpb) using their Young Scot National Entitlement Card or by using a temporary card available by contacting youngscot@falkirk.gov.uk.

Online voting for Maddiston opens on the 27th February, for Grangemouth it opens on the 6th March and for Bo’ness and Blackness, young people will be able to vote online from the 13th March. Young people should look out for information from their schools.

Final ‘Decision Day’ events are taking place in the three locations where communities can come forward and vote for their favourite project in a first past the post ballot.

Events are taking place on:

  • Saturday 4 March: Maddiston in Maddiston Community Centre – 11am-1pm
  • Saturday 11 March: Grangemouth in Bowhouse Community Hall – 1.30pm-3.30pm
  • Saturday 18 March: Bo’ness and Blackness in Bo’ness Town Hall – 11am-1pm

The events are free to attend and will offer attendees an opportunity to hear more about the projects that are up for consideration. A final announcement will be made at the end of each event.

Further details on the ‘Decision Day’ events will be posted on the Falkirk Council website www.falkirk.gov.uk/ccfunds .

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