Choice for Angus

144 groups across Angus were involved in developing projects/proposals for a share of £200,000 to support Participatory Budgeting through Choice for Angus.

144 proposals were received totalling £684,198.23 with suitable projects then being put forward for online voting and token voting at venues across Angus.  As a result of the voting process, funding will be distributed as follows:

  • 71 projects will receive full funding
  • 4 projects will receive part funding
  • 68 projects will unfortunately not be funded
  • 1 project withdrew their application

The proposals listed below will receive full funding:

Arbroath

  • Skilz academy free sport and physical activity sessions
  • A wheelchair swing at the West Links
  • Purchase of a mobi access to provide stable access to the West Links
  • Map, flyer and promotional video for Arbroath cliff walks
  • Extension of free evening provision for primary pupils

Brechin

  • Establish a breakfast club at Maisondieu Primary School
  • Go Fitba a football-based programme for primary school kids
  • Boxing registration fee and purchase of resources for Brechin Boxing Club
  • Support for 12 dancers to participate in an International Gathering
  • Celebrate 800 years of the Cathedral: Support to Brechin pageant and Christmas lights switch-on

Carnoustie, Monifieth and Sidlaw

  • Feasibility Study into Community Use of Panmure Centre
  • Small Grant Funding Pot
  • Cinema Club for Muirhead & Birkhill Millennium Hall
  • A feasibility study for a Community Café for Birkhill Millennium Hall
  • Access Road and Car Park Solar Lighting for Monifieth Athletic Football Club
  • Signage for Safe Route to Birkhill Primary School
  • Lighting at the Blue Seaway and access thereto

Montrose

  • Establishment of MoHub a facility to include community café and gaming lounge
  • Promotion and purchase of materials and support for Gable Endies Men's Shed
  • New planters for Montrose High Street
  • Outdoor education opportunities to upskill pupils with Montrose Community Trust

Forfar

  • Social Supermarket support to premises rental
  • Upgrade kitchen equipment at the community café at Strathmore Cricket club
  • Refrigerated display cabinet for Kidz eat free
  • Free access to first experience of cricket 8 week programme
  • Rental of premises for Strathmore Rugby Club Community Trust for Autism rugby programme 
  • Equipment for people with disabilities to play cricket
  • Support for utilities bill to support continuation of Mens shed
  • Entertainment for members attending the Deidre Knight centre
  • Equipment for Friday afternoon Teen Café at the Campus
  • Paving to provide wheelchair access to Angus Creative Minds garden space
  • Equipment and breakfast items for uniform pop up shop
  • Funding support to Social Supermarket website
  • Develop Angus Business Connections project in the Forfar area
  • Tools and equipment for Angus upcycling project
  • One to one therapy sessions from a mental health nurse
  • Easter sports club and lunches for primary children

Kirriemuir

  • New kitchen in youth project
  • Unplugged project. Guided visits with rangers and planting educational programme
  • Winter light festival
  • Support for weekly choir sessions for Kirrie's singing
  • Equipment, materials and accommodation to run 12 skills share crafternoons
  • One to one therapy sessions from a mental health nurse
  • Subsidised All Stars introductory cricket programme for those on low incomes

Newtyle

  • Newtyle Community Spring Fair
  • Nurture garden, Playgroup
  • Camping equipment for Newtyle Cubs
  • Physical/social activity equipment
  • Purchase of water pump and hose
  • Welfare committee to provide group activities

Lunanhead

  • dropped kerbs
  • Notice board at St Margarets Hall

Kirriemuir Landward West

  • Dropped kerbs
  • Fencing round play park and sandpit
  • New bike shelter at Glenisla School
  • New notice board at Glenisla Church
  • Replace equipment for drama group

Inverarity

  • Dropped kerbs
  • School trip to Newton Farm
  • Buddy Bench for school
  • Litter picking equipment
  • DEFIB Inst. Training
  • DEFIB housing equipment
  • DEFIB

Glamis

  • community cinema
  • Saving lives defib maintenance
  • Friendship club
  • Materials to build ramps for inclusion for the Scout hall
  • Football goalposts
  • Developing garden spaces
  • Gritter box for pavements

Arbroath

Total Votes Cast = 2934 (2727 online and 207 in person) 5 projects/initiatives were successful in receiving their full funding allocation and a further project received partial funding of the balance. Proposals for the use of the £50,000 in this locality area were developed through online ideas and those at the partnerships. These were then subsequently developed at a public event at Websters Theatre to shape the proposals progressing to the public vote.

Project name Online votes Token votes Total votes Project total £ Amount funded £
Successful projects
Skilz academy free sport and physical activity sessions  373 19 392 6650 6650
A wheelchair swing at the West Links  336 16 352 16,100 16100
Purchase of a mobi access to provide stable access to the West Links 227 13 240 9336 9336
Map, flyer and promotional video for Arbroath cliff walks 221 8 229 1000 1000
Extension of free evening provision for primary pupils 172 10 182 7000 7000
Improvements to Arbroath Community courthouse 158 16 174 23000 9914
 
Subsidised ANGUSalive memberships 134 16 150 12000 -
New environmentally friendly tools and gazebo for St Vigeans conservation network 117 21 138 1764 -
Installation of level path to improve access to Guide Hall for all users 124 11 135 10,539.20 -
Support to new premises for Lighthouse Kids Clothing Bank  125 3 128 8000 -
Storage facilities at Friockheim hub for community items  95 32 127 6649 -
Campaign to help raise awareness of what gender-based violence is 98 2 100 3480 -
Arbroath Healthy Living Initiative Activities 84 11 95 8320 -
Self Watering Planters on Railings at Brothock Burn 78 14 92 1933.56 -
Employability academy to provide support and advice on employment 80 6 86 5000 -
Go Fitba 12 week programme of football-based activity  85 1 86 5140 -
Summer programme of 8 outdoor sessions offering lunches and activities  79 4 83 4320 -
Provision of oot and aboot taster sessions and a residential  75 2 77 3580 -
Outdoor community/play space within the Priory Crescent parking area  66 2 68 50,000 -
TOTALS 2727 207 2934 194.981.76 50,000

Brechin

Total Votes Cast = 4254    (3933 online and 321 in person) 
5 projects/initiatives were successful in receiving their full funding allocation and a further project received partial funding of the balance.   The £50,000 available to the Brechin & Montrose locality was split between the two areas with £25,000 available for projects/initiatives in Brechin.  

Project name Online votes Token votes Total votes Project total £ Amount funded £
Successful projects
Establish a breakfast club at Maisondieu Primary School 417 21 438 2500 2500
Go Fitba a football-based programme for primary school kids 383 6 389 5140 5140
Boxing registration fee and purchase of resources for Brechin Boxing Club  360 26 386 5860 5860
Support for 12 dancers to participate in an International Gathering 345 33 378 6828 6828
Celebrate 800 years of the Cathedral: Support to Brechin pageant and Christmas lights switch-on  356 18 374 2000 2000
Help setup of new premises for Mens Shed 255 42 297 10,600 2672
 
Purchase of an outdoor cinema screen 195 17 212 8358.84 -
Go Swim. A free 6-8 week swimming programme for levels 1-4 190 13 203 3036 -
Establish informal patient support centre 144 38 182 5010 -
A monthly support surgery for parents of children with additional support needs  165 3 168 3987 -
Rent of premises for street games and purchase of resources 130 37 167 7000 -
Establish a studio within the Community Campus 158 9 167 2200 -
Development of an allotment in the form of a rural croft 144 13 157 7500 -
Installation of a private consultation room at the Community Pantry 132 21 153 6000 -
One to one therapy sessions from a mental health nurse 144 4 148 11,300 -
Discounted membership for those on low incomes 108 5 113 12,000 -
Develop Angus Business Connections project in Brechin area 82 2 84 10,000 -
Provision of dropped kerbs in the area 53 2 55 5,000 -
Low impact based dance exercise classes 46 0 46 8010 -
Real-time travel information board at the health centre 37 6 43 5000 -
An educational board game based on life skills 36 2 38 7500 -
Relaxation group therapy sessions 25 3 28 6475 -
6-week yoga programme 28 0 28 2796 -
TOTALS 3933 321 4254 144,100.84 25,000

Montrose

Total Votes Cast = 2267    (2109 online and 158 in person) 
4 projects/initiatives were successful in receiving their full funding allocation and a further project received partial funding of the balance.  The £50,000 available to the Brechin & Montrose locality was split between the two areas with £25,000 available for projects/initiatives in Montrose.

Project name Online votes Token votes Total votes Project total £ Amount funded £
Successful projects
Establishment of MoHub a facility to include community café and gaming lounge 317 33 350 11,500 11,500
Promotion and purchase of materials and support for Gable Endies Mens Shed  208 26 234 3000 3000
New planters for Montrose High Street 209 21 230 4311 4311
Outdoor education opportunities to upskill pupils with Montrose Community Trust  218 7 225 4500 4500
Outdoor education opportunities to upskill pupils with Hedzup  169 3 172 6000 1689
 
Pop up arts events delivering arts-related classes 135 28 163 2200 -
Go Fitba a football-based programme for primary school kids  136 8 144 2770 -
Montrose marine mosaic to celebrate the year of coasts and waters 2020  109 8 117 9982 -
Dropped kerbs within the town 110 1 111 5000 -
Develop Angus Business Connections project in Montrose area 99 5 104 10,000 -
One to one therapy sessions from a mental health nurse 93 1 94 11,300 -
Community event at the Links Health Centre to inform patients 74 4 78 2169.60 -
100 discounted Angus Alive memberships for those on low incomes 64 12 76 12,000 -
Sport 4 All a 12-week programme of sports activities 58 0 58 2384.64 -
6-week yoga programme 39 0 39 2796 -
Relaxation group therapy sessions 29 0 29 6475 -
Low impact based dance exercise classes 21 1 22 8010 -
An educational board game based on life skills 21 0 21 7500 -
TOTALS 2109 158 2267 111,898.24 25,000

Forfar and Kirriemuir locality

The £50,000 for this locality area was split per Community Council area, with each receiving £6,250. Proposals/initiatives were invited between £300 and £1000.

Kirriemuir Landward West Community Council area

Not enough projects/initiatives received to progress to a vote so all projects funded.

Project name Amount applied for £ Amount funded £
Dropped kerbs 1000 1000
Fencing round play park and sandpit 1000 1000
New bike shelter at Glenisla School 930 930
New noticeboard at Glenisla church 850 850
Replace equipment for drama group 1000 1000
TOTALS 4780  

Inverarity Community Council area

Not enough projects/initiatives received to progress to a vote so all projects funded.

Project name Amount applied for £ Amount funded £
Dropped kerbs 1000 1000
School trip to Newton farm 564 564
Buddy bench for school 395.94 395.94
Litter picking equipment 573 573
Defib inst training 900 900
Defib housing equip 860 860
Defib 1000 1000
TOTALS 5292.94  

Glamis Community Council area

Not enough projects/initiatives received to progress to a vote so all projects funded.

Project name Amount applied for £ Amount funded £
Community cinema 450 450
Saving lives defib maintenance 515 515
Friendship club 900 900
Materials to build ramps for inclusion for the Scout Hall 1000 1000
Football goalposts 600 600
Developing garden spaces 945.53 945
Gritter box for pavements 986 986
TOTALS 5396.53  

Forfar Community Council area

Total Votes Cast = 2128    (1818 online and 310 in person) 
6 projects/initiatives were successful in receiving their full funding allocation and a further 10 will be funded from the balance from other Community Council areas.   

Project name Online votes Token votes Total votes Project total £ Amount funded £
Successful projects
Social Supermarket support to premises rental  159 29 188 1000 1000
Upgrade kitchen equipment at the community café at Strathmore Cricket club 134 13 147 1000 1000
Refrigerated display cabinet for Kidz eat free 96 43 139 1000 1000
Free access to first experience of cricket 8-week programme 131 6 137 800 800
Rental of premises for Strathmore Rugby Club Community Trust for  133 2 135 1000 1000
Equipment for people with disabilities to play cricket 126 4 130 550 550
Support for utilities bill to support the continuation of Mens shed 106 15 121 1000 1000
Entertainment for members attending the Deidre Knight centre 94 20 114 1000 1000
Equipment for Friday afternoon Teen Café at the Campus 92 21 113 950 950
Paving to provide wheelchair access to Angus Creative Minds garden space  94 17 111 989.80 989.90
Equipment and breakfast items for uniform pop up shop 74 16 90 300 300
Funding support to Social Supermarket website 66 17 83 1000 1000
Develop Angus Business Connections project in the Forfar area 71 8 79 1000 1000
Tools and equipment for Angus upcycling project 51 15 66 920.90 920.90
One to one therapy sessions from a mental health nurse 58 5 63 1000 1000
Easter sports club and lunches for primary children 52 3 55 850 850
 
Noticeboard 33 21 54 609.75  
Gardening equipment for community gardening project 39 15 54 650  
Freezer for nursery group to store food  46 4 50 309  
Installation of induction loop system  43 6 49 675  
Free or subsidised tickets and travel to the theatre for those on low incomes  22 6 28 950  
Drums for adult weekly percussion sessions 22 6 28 971.45  
Relaxation group therapy sessions 22 5 27 1000  
Purchase of laptops to work with non-English speaking residents 12 7 19 1000  
Low impact based dance exercise classes  14 5 19 525  
6 yoga sessions 17 0 17 1000  
An educational board game based on life skills  11 1 12 1000  
TOTALS 1818 310 2128 23050.90  

Kirriemuir Community Council area

Total Votes Cast = 765    (678 online and 87 in person) 7 projects/initiatives were successful in receiving their full funding allocation. 

Project name Online votes Token votes Total votes Project total £ Amount funded £
Successful projects
New kitchen in youth project 140 18 158 1000 1000
Unplugged project. Guided visits with rangers and planting educational programme.  106 6 112 1000 1000
Winter light festival 90 8 98 500 500
Support for weekly choir sessions for Kirrie's singing  73 20 93 1000 1000
Equipment, materials and accommodation to run 12 skills share crafternoons  71 9 80 620 620
One to one therapy sessions from a mental health nurse  52 1 52 1000 1000
Subsidised AllStars introductory cricket programme for those on low incomes  42 8 50 860 860
 
Provision of dropped kerbs in the town 43 1 44 1000 -
Relaxation Group Therapy 26 3 29 1000 -
Subsidised tickets for Floral Art club concert 16 13 29 500 -
An educational board game based on life skills 19 0 19 1000 -
TOTALS 678 87 765 9480  

Newtyle Community Council area

Not enough projects/initiatives received to progress to a vote so all projects funded.

Project name Amount applied for £ Amount funded £
Newtyle community spring fair 1000 1000
Nurture garden, playgroup 997.88 997.88
Camping equipment for Newtyle Cubs  946.58 946.58
Physical/ social activity equipment 989.20 989.20
Purchase of a water pump & hose 783.36 783.36
Welfare committee to provide group activities 1000 1000
TOTALS 5717.02  

Lunanhead Community Council area

Not enough projects/initiatives received to progress to a vote so all projects funded.

Project name Amount applied for £ Amount funded £
Dropped kerbs 1000 1000
Noticeboard at St Margarets Hall 1000 1000
TOTALS 2000  

Kirriemuir Landward East Community Council Area

No projects/initiatives received.

Carnoustie, Monifieth and Sidlaw

Total Votes Cast = 1945    (1704 online and 241 in person) 
7 projects/initiatives were successful in receiving their full funding allocation and the Steering Group are currently considering how best to allocate the remaining funding of £5,000.00  
The £50,000 for this locality was targeted specifically towards projects/initiatives that met the 3 key priorities of the locality partnership. Proposals progressing to the vote were discussed and evaluated by the steering group of the locality partnership

Project name Online votes Token votes Total votes Project total £ Amount funded £
Successful projects
Feasibility Study into Community Use of Panmure Centre 180 29 209 10,000 10,000
Small Grant Funding Pot 142 15 157 5000 5000
Cinema Club for Muirhead & Birkhill Millennium Hall 126 28 154 1500 1500
A feasibility study for a Community Café for Birkhill Millennium Hall  123 28 151 1500 1500
Access Road and Car Park Solar Lighting for Monifieth Athletic Football Club 132 4 136 15,000 15,000
Signage for Safe Route to Birkhill Primary School 100 27 127 2400 2400
Lighting at the Blue Seaway and Access Thereto 105 10 115 9600 9600
 
Safe Routes between Primary School and High School in Carnoustie House Grounds  103 6 109 28,000 -
Focal Point and improvements to Monifieth High Street 101 7 108 15,000 -
Interpretation Boards and two Public Telescopes on Seafront  85 21 106 25,000 -
Car Park & Lighting Improvements to Lundie Hall 78 24 102 1500 -
Free WiFi in Carnoustie Town Centre 89 4 93 24,000 -
Community art project 75 13 88 2000 -
GOALS Employability Programme for Carnoustie 74 3 77 1000 -
Towards Employment Academy for Carnoustie 58 13 71 5000 -
Free WiFi in Monifieth Town Centre 66 4 70 24,000 -
GOALS Employability Programme Monifieth 45 1 46 1000 -
Towards Employment Academy for Monifieth 22 4 26 5000 -
TOTALS 1704 241 1945 176,500 50,000