Localities Bid Fund Evaluation

Closed 11 Apr 2018

Opened 21 Mar 2018

Results Updated 27 Jun 2018

This survey was available to groups that had applied to the Localities Bid Fund, as well as the wider Scottish Borders community, from 21st March to the 11th April 2018.

A total of 181 responses were received, of these 76 were from those who had submitted an application to the LBF while 105 were from those that hadn’t.

This evaluation report and recommendations for Round 2 of the Localities Bid Fund will be presented to Scottish Borders Council for discussion on 28th June 2018.



The purpose of the Localities Bid Fund is to support community groups to develop ideas or projects which improve the lives of people living in the Scottish Borders. 

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

Round 1 of the fund was open to applications during October - November last year and the public were able to vote for their favourite projects throughout February 2018.

This is the first time that Scottish Borders Council has used participatory voting and we spoke to experts in the field and other organisations that have used participatory budgeting, to help develop our process.

We have already learnt a lot but would be really grateful if you would complete this short evaluation to give us your views and help us develop Round 2 of the Localities Bid Fund.


  • All Areas


  • Carers
  • Children and Young People
  • Civil and public servants
  • Councillors
  • Elected Members
  • Employees
  • Homeless people
  • Jobseekers
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender people (LGBT)
  • Low income households
  • Men
  • Minority Ethnic groups
  • Older people
  • Parents/carers
  • People with disabilities
  • People with long term conditions
  • Professionals
  • Residents
  • Road users
  • Students
  • Teaching/education staff
  • Visitors
  • Volunteers
  • Women
  • Amenity groups
  • Architects/designers
  • Built heritage groups
  • Businesses
  • Developers/investors
  • Development planning key agencies
  • Education institutions
  • External councils
  • Housing associations
  • Landowners
  • Licence holders
  • Planning consultants
  • Professional bodies
  • Scottish Government departments
  • Services/Utilities
  • Taxi Licence holders
  • Transport groups
  • Community councils
  • Community group
  • Sports group
  • Third Sector
  • Voluntary Sector


  • Children and Young People
  • Early Years
  • Education
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender people (LGBT)
  • Libraries
  • Older people
  • Natural heritage/open space
  • Development management statutory consultations
  • People with disabilities
  • People with long term conditions