Midlothian groups to tap into healthy funding

Funding is available for health eating projects
Funding is available for health eating projects

Participatory Budgeting is an innovative process, which enables residents to have decision-making powers over the allocation of resources in their community.

This new way of working involves more of the local community than ever before and can lead to a greater collaboration between groups, increasing partnership working and ensuring resources are better spent tackling issues that matter locally to you.

Funding of £16,000 is available to support groups in Mayfield and Easthouses, working primarily to improve health through promoting healthy eating, supporting community growing schemes and other food related activities. Groups can apply for a sum of up to £1000.

Applications should be submitted by Friday, April 21.

Mayfield and Easthouses residents will vote to decide which groups receive funding at a ‘decision making’ event on May 20 in Mayfield Church Hall.

The application deadline for Food Glorious Food projects in Woodburn/Dalkeith is April 3.

For further information about these projects, email PBGrants@midlothian.gov.uk