Young people in Edinburgh are being asked to vote on projects to deliver youth work across the city. During February 2017, the Council invited groups to apply for up to £10,000 to spend on youth work activity that will benefit young people between 11-25, either locally based or citywide.

The applications were screened at the beginning of March by a group of young people and Council officers, based on priorities that were decided by young people following a consultation in 2016.

This is the first year of a three year programme, with £60k to allocate this year, rising to over £100k in year 2, and over £500k in year 3.

A total of 16 projects will now face a public vote. It is now up to you to decide which of these projects you would like to see being delivered. If you are aged between 11-21, and live in Edinburgh, you can vote for your three preferred projects.

Voting opens at 12 noon on Friday 10 March and closes at 5pm on Monday 27 March 2017.

You can vote:

  • Online on this site edinburgh.participare.io
  • At the Big Vote Party on Friday 24 March, 1.30pm at the Festival Theatre
  • In selected community centres – ask your centre for more information

Results will be announced in April and projects will begin from May 2017. This is your chance to decide how money is spent that benefits you.

If you have a Young Scot card, when you vote online you will also receive reward points and these can be redeemed against a range of awards. You can find out more about Young Scot here.

If you would like to find out more, please contact CF.Commissioning@edinburgh.gov.uk.