Deciding Together Participatory Grant Making programme is well under way. The image above shows the flow of activity that we will be doing together over the next few months.
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Do you have knowledge and experience to bring?
Whether you have insight gained from experiencing these issues yourself, from a professional role, from the communities you belong to and care about, or from any other perspective, we want to hear from you.
Do you have a willingness to listen to others and learn?
Whether you’re interested in learning new skills or care about improving the way the city responds to multiple and complex needs, we would value your input.
Taking part will give you:
- An understanding of how funding does and could work
opportunity to make decisions about funding that enables people to re-imagine the way things could be done
- New skills and capacities that will be useful in many different settings.
- The chance to meet and connect with others in the city with different life experiences to your own.
You will need to commit around a day a month:
- There will be a monthly online meeting, usually 2-3 hours
- Time in between meetings to understand relevant documents and information
- Time to consider and think
- Occasional other meetings
Making participation possible:
- If digital access is an issue for you please call on the number below and we will do all we can to help you be involved
- There will be a Bursary Fund to support and enable participation but we don’t expect everyone to need to access it
How it all works
The money used in this process has been provided by the Lankelly Chase Foundation, a funder who has been involved in York for a number of years and has supported various pieces of work.
Lankelly Chase want to change the way in which money is donated and distributed, so they are working with Two Ridings Community Foundation to begin this process of “participatory grant making”.
A group of people will first come together as a working group, meeting on a regular basis to steer the process of how money is distributed, and how decisions are made.
These meetings aim to build people’s skills and capacities, and enable all local voices to be heard. The ultimate aim is to create an flexible and fluctuating group of people in York who have the capacity to hold this process on their own in future.
It’s imagined that there will be one, possibly two rounds of funding – and the aim is to allocate the first round of funding within the next 6 months.