Localities Bid Fund 2 Evaluation

Closed 12 Jan 2020

Opened 27 Nov 2019

Feedback updated 14 Oct 2020

We asked

We asked for your views on the Localities Bid Fund 2 grant process.

You said

You resonded to our evaluation survey which ran from 27 November 2019 to the 12 January 2020.

We did

We have analysed what you told us and presented the results to Councillors on 27 August 2020. Both reports are available below:

Review of Localities Bid Fund, Community Fund and Participatory Budgeting

Localities Bid Fund Round Two - Project Evaluation


The purpose of the Localities Bid Fund (LBF) was to support community groups to develop ideas or projects which improved the lives of people living in the Scottish Borders. 

The decision as to which groups were awarded funding was made via a public vote. This process is called participatory budgeting.

Round 2 of the fund was open to applications during January and February 2019. The public were able to vote for their favourite projects during May and June 2019. 

This is the second time that Scottish Borders Council has used participatory budgeting. We learnt a lot from what you told us following the first round of the Localities Bid Fund. Your comments helped us develop the process for LBF2.

We would be really grateful if you would complete this short evaluation to give us your views on LBF2, this will help us develop any future participatory budgeting processes.


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