Luton Borough Council
08/12/2020 - Vote for a community funding project in your area
Residents in certain wards of the town now have the opportunity to cast their vote to help decide which schemes should receive Community Led Local Development (CLLD) funding.
This is a European Union funded programme which supports schemes to improve the lives of Luton residents.
An online Decision Day was held on Saturday 5 December 2020 with 29 Community organisations presenting their unique community projects.
To view the presentations follow these links:
Votes must be made by 11:59 Sunday 13 December 2020.
To register your vote you must view the relevant session and be a resident in one of the following wards:
- High Town
- Round Green
- Sundon Park
You must provide the your postcode when submitting your votes
Download the relevant Voting Sheet:
Vote on each project either a 5, 3 or 1
- 5 being the highest
- 1 being the lowest
Then email your sheet back to [email protected]
The funding allows people in the most deprived areas of Luton to have access to projects which tackle the issues that affect their physical and mental wellbeing. It will especially benefit groups such as older people and those with mental or physical health conditions and it will help encourage communities to come together.
These funds have proved to be a success over the years as they have enabled many organisations to improve the services and facilities they provide to support their local communities.
The process is a creative way of allocating resources and lies very much in the hands of local people as residents themselves are able to vote on proposals they want to see happening in their local areas.
Councillor Hazel Simmons MBE, Leader of the council, said: “In the past this funding has proved to be extremely valuable to local groups which are very often the heart and soul of local communities. The money will mean people in the most deprived areas of the town will have access to projects through which they are able to learn new skills and this will help tackle the issues which prevent them from finding better jobs. It will especially benefit groups such as older people and those with mental or physical health conditions and it will help encourage communities to come together.
“If you live in one of the wards I would encourage you to view the presentations and vote. The funding is designed to reach deep down into the community and it is therefore vital that the voices of as many people as possible are heard.”
Chair of the Luton Local Action Group, Rehana Faisal, said : "This success has been due to hard work and commitment of the Local Action group members who I would like to thank for their time and dedication, together with those staff members who have supported us, but the real work are done by the grassroots organisations. It starts with us engaging groups and organisations across the CLLD wards who will work in partnership to benefit the eleven wards in question."
Best of luck to all the groups that have applied in this round of CLLD/PB. This has been a challenging times for many of the groups and our communities.
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