£eith Chooses project funding awarded

16 February 2022

£eith Chooses has awarded a total of £56,106 in grants to 14 projects based in Leith.

In response to feedback from PoLHA tenants asking for a stronger community voice and in line with our strategic mission to create brilliant communities, PoLHA contributed £5,000 to the £eith Chooses fund.

Grants of up to £5,000 from this participatory budgeting project have been awarded to small or one-off projects that meet urgent needs for the local community in Leith. £46,106 was given by the City of Edinburgh Council from the Community Grants Fund and £5,000 from Trams to Newhaven.

PoLHA also awarded £2,000 to LCR Stands Up to support projects in Restalrig, Lochend and Craigentinny.

PoLHA’s Group Chief Executive, Heather Kiteley, said:

“I am thrilled that we have been able to support the brilliant, vibrant communities across Leith and north Edinburgh through £eith Chooses.

“Our tenants asked us to support strong community voices, and this has been an excellent opportunity to do just that. I’m really looking forward to our future involvement with similar projects.”

The grant winners are:

  • Citadel Youth Centre
  • Cyrenians
  • Dr Bells Family Centre
  • Edinburgh Community Food
  • Edinburgh & Lothians Regional Equality Council (ELREC)
  • The Edinburgh Remakery
  • Hibernian Community Foundation
  • Homestart Leith & NE Edinburgh
  • House of Jack
  • LeithLate
  • LifeCare Edinburgh
  • MILAN
  • NEPAL Scotland Association
  • Citadel Arts (partially funded)

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