Participatory Budgeting

“Participatory Budgeting is returning to District 5 in November to allocate $50,000 in capital funds. Participatory budgeting allows residents to have a direct say in how money is spent. If you missed it last year, the way it works is community groups setup science fair style and every District 5 resident who attends, young and old, can cast a vote to help determine which projects receive funding. It’s a chance to have a direct say in what happens in the neighbourhood. This year’s vote will take place on Tuesday, November 6th at 6:00 pm in the gym of the Findlay Community Centre (26 Elliot Street).

Non-profit groups or organizations interested in participating could be eligible for up to $10,000 ($5,000 if they received funding through the process last year), but must submit an application for review before vote night to ensure the group and the project fits the District Capital policy. Applications can be obtained by contacting my Council Constituency Coordinator, Jenn Weagle at weaglej@halifax.ca or phone 902-490-6982. Applications are due Sunday, October 14th at midnight. ” - Sam Austin, newsletter

WHEN: Tuesday, November 6th at 6:00 pm

WHERE: Findlay Community Centre, 26 Elliot Street, Dartmouth

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Image: District 5 Participatory Budgeting at the Findlay Community Centre in 2017, from samaustin.ca