Police in Edinburgh and the City of Edinburgh Council are inviting people to vote for projects designed to create a city free from Islamophobia.
What is Shared Vision - Your Decision?
How do you vote for a project?
What could people apply for?
Participatory Budgeting in Edinburgh
For more information
'Shared Vision - Your Decision' is an Edinburgh based initiative which enables local people to decide how public money is spent in eradicating Islamophobia and associated prejudice behaviour.
We understand that Islamophobic behaviour also effects other faith communities and have included projects which also work with these communities.
This type of funding allocation is known as FParticipatory Budgeting.
Police Scotland, the City of Edinburgh Council and The Scottish Government have made a total of £40,000 available as part of their ongoing commitment to addressing Islamophobia across Edinburgh.
The deadline for applications closed on 12th December 2016.
Between 10 November and 12 December individuals and groups submitted applications to receive up to £5,000 worth of funding.
Find out more about 'Shared Vision - Your Decision' by reading their information booklet which goes into further detail about the project.
Come and meet the projects! It's time for you to decide who gets a share of £40k at the Shared Vision Your Decision vote.
Voting takes place on Saturday 28th January 2017 from 1.30pm-3.30pm at Methodist Church Hall, 25 Nicholson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9BX (see below).
The following is a list of buses you can travel on to the location - 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 14, 33, 37, 47, 48, and 49.
Alternatively you can vote online or at your local Edinburgh library.
Anyone aged 8 or above who lives, works, volunteers or studies in Edinburgh is eligible to vote for a project.
Voting opens on Saturday 28th January 2017 at the event and closes at 12noon on Monday 13th February 2017.
- All bids had to evidence how the money would be spent eradicating Islamophobia or associated prejudice behaviour in Edinburgh. The projects should aim to foster good relations and/or reduce prejudice. Examples could include:
- Putting on an event or a series of events/classes to bring communities together (multi-faith sewing classes/cooking classes/sport activities etc)
- Increasing understanding and awareness to address commonly held perceptions and misconceptions of Islam
- Raising awareness of religiously aggravated hate crime
- Working with hate crime offenders
- New and innovative projects and ideas are welcomed. If you are unsure if your proposal meets the criteria please contact us.
For more information on Participatory Budgeting in Edinburgh watch the below video by Edinburgh Council.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0131 221 2017.