Voting is now open for the Choose Youth Work Participatory Budgeting programme.
Choose Youth Work is designed to encourage young people to have a say in what youth work services they want to see in the City, and as such, we want to ensure a number diverse range of projects are available for young people to vote on.
Over the last few months youth groups have developed ideas with young people in our communities, and at the beginning of March 2018 young people will choose which should go ahead by public vote.
There are two types of projects, local and citywide. Edinburgh is divided into four quarters known as localities and each has a separate fund for activities in that area, added to this there is a larger fund for activities open to all young people in Edinburgh.
Young people will be able to vote for projects in a locality ballot and projects in a citywide ballot. They will be asked to vote for 3 projects in each ballot. Young People will be able to choose whether they vote in the locality they live in or the locality they socialise in.
The easiest way to vote is online using a Young Scot card, you can log on to the voting website when voting commences with the card number at young.scot/chooseyouthwork and access your ballot(s) from there.
If you don’t have a Young Scot card head to young.scot/the-young-scot-card to find out how to get one, and all the additional benefits and discounts that come with it.
If it’s too late to get a Young Scot card before the vote closes, get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get you a number quickly so you can vote.