29 March 2017
Shetland Community Choices – Results
More than 1000 Shetland residents have voted during the past two weeks to fund projects in the Shetland Community Choices initiative.
Voting closed at 3pm on Saturday 25th March, with a total of 5730 votes cast to decide which of twenty projects will receive a share of £100,000 of funding.
The projects that the public have decided to fund are:
- Fair Food - £6,000
- Shetland Autism Awareness Raising Project - £6,750
- Workshops for Young People - £4,000
- Da Sletts Footpath Improvements - £67,500
- Zero Cost Coach and volunteer development - £15,000
- Brae High School – Learning for Sustainability - £750
Funding from within the Infrastructure Directorate has been put back into the ‘budget’ for Da Sletts Footpath Improvements. This has allowed two other projects to be funded. External funding advice and information will be shared with projects that have not been awarded funding.
Jonathan Belford, Executive Manager – Finance, said: “Shetland Community Choices has been successful in engaging the public in making decisions about how Council funding is used to meet community priorities. The number of participants has exceeded our expectations and demonstrates a keen interest from the community in this new way of working. We hope that at least one of your favourite projects has been awarded funding, and we will continue to involve the community in delivering the projects that have been successful.”
The Shetland Community Choices website is at: https://shetland.participare.io/#/