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Participatory Budgeting Initiative

Partick and Thornwood Ideas Fund


Application form for Summer 2022! - Application form

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Partick and Thornwood Ideas Fund is back for Summer 2022! Partick and Thornwood residents have the chance to get up to £1,000 to help fund their idea that will benefit the local community. The Ideas Fund has funded a range of local projects from one-off events, to series of workshops, to supplies for groups.

The Ideas Fund will be open for applications from the 17th to the 31st of May. Community voting will be open from the 21st to the 28th of June, with the aim of funds being dispersed to the successful applicants at the start of July. Perfect for any groups looking to hold events over the summer holidays! During the voting week there will be a Meet the Ideas event on the 25th of June, where applicants showcase their ideas to the public.

Individuals can apply for up to £500 and groups can apply for up to £1,000. Applicants must have a local address or a local sponsor. Under-16s can apply with an adult sponsor. Businesses can apply but must demonstrate a strong community benefit.

We’re all about making this application process as simple and accessible as possible, if you have any questions or would like to learn more about the process feel free to contact me. There will be a drop-in application support session on the 28th of May 2-4pm at the Annexe, but I’m also happy to meet with anyone by appointment too!

Applications will be available to download from Participatory Budgeting Initiative | Annexe Communities, request via email, or pick up a paper copy from the Annexe reception, from the 17th of May


Partick and Thornwood Ideas Fund is a Participatory Budgeting (PB) initiative funded by the Scottish Government Investing in Communities fund. PB is a democratic way for local people to have a direct say on how public money is spent in their community. The following video explain how it works:

Residents (individuals or groups) can apply to fund an idea that will the local area and grants range from £150 to £1,000. Ideas are limitless but must benefit the local community. And in turn residents can cast three votes for their favourite ideas. A steering group led by Annexe Communities was formed in 2020 consisting of representatives of community councils, local churches, residents and Partick Housing Association. The group decides on the format and process of each round of funds – ensuring applications are accessible to all who are eligible.