Localities Bid Fund Evaluation

Closed 11 Apr 2018

Opened 21 Mar 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


  • Anyone from any background


  • 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