Your Priority is a new way of working that gives Gorbals residents aged 8 and over, the power to decide how funds should be used to address Gorbals priorities. We've been developing this new way of working for a while and we're excited to add something new to our well established small grants process.
Your Priority gives you the opportunity to allocate £10,000 to the issue you think is of the highest priority for our community in the year ahead.
There are 12 priority issues to choose from and all of the issues represent a challenge or barrier that means some people find it difficult to get involved in community life.
The issue with the highest number of votes will be our focus for 2021 and throughout the year we'll invite everyone affected by or interested in the issue to share their experiences and ideas on how to make things better, and together we'll develop solutions and decide how best to use the £10,000 available to make things better.
We used our existing community research to identify the 12 priority issues you can choose from. We know these don't cover ALL of the barriers and challenges that exist in the community and we know that picking ONE issue will be a challenge in itself. We discussed this at lots of meetings and in the end we decided that as a small team of mainly volunteers with limited funds it was better to be realistic about what we can achieve. By identifying one issue we'll be able to really focus on making the process work for everyone and provide a reasonable amount of money to fund community solutions.
If you want to know more about Your Priority 2021 drop us an email at email@example.com.