The Money for Moray Team (M4M) will disburse £150,000 from the Scottish Government’s Empowering Communities/Investing in Communities Fund.
In a process called Participatory Budgeting (PB), members of the public will vote to decide which organisations and projects will receive a share of the funds. Applications will open on 8 Oct and close on 5 Nov. Application forms can be submitted on the M4M website moneyformoray.org which has more information. The £150k will be divided into three, with one-third each for Moray West, Moray East, and Moray’s young people. The young people’s project will be launched later this year.
Called “A Fairer Moray for All”, the main themes are Health and Wellbeing, Poverty, Growing a diverse and sustainable economy, and Accessibility. Groups that are improving the lives of people, particularly vulnerable and young people, are encouraged to apply for a share of the funds to tackle food insecurity, fuel poverty, transport difficulties, literacy, and employability.
Online voting will take place in Feb and Mar 2022, and Marketplace events to showcase the projects will take place in Moray West and East in Feb. Results from the voting determine which projects receive funding.