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Following a raft of applications, the YOUdecide finalists can now be revealed!
Thirteen bidders will be presenting at this year's Decision Day and as you can see, there are a wide variety of local projects helping to make Gosport a better, safer place to live:
The Decision Day will take place in the Council Chamber, Gosport Town Hall on Saturday 11th October 2014. All Gosport residents are invited to come along and vote on which projects they think deserve to be funded. Residents will need to arrive from 12pm to find out about the finalists' projects in the marketplace of displays in the Committee Rooms. Voters will need to be seated by 12.45pm ready to listen to each of the projects' 3 minute pitch. If you visit www.youtube.com and type in the search box safer gosport, you will find a selection of videos from our previous Decision Days, which will give you an idea of what to expect.
Places are limited! To secure your place, you can email, text or telephone using the details below but you can only book for yourself or people living in your household:
Tel: 023 9254 5232
Text: 07985 234367
You will need to give the names of the people attending, your full address and a contact telephone number in case we need to contact you prior to the event.
What to do if you cannot attend the Decision Day
For the first time, if you cannot attend the event you may cast your vote for the projects using the voting form below. Votes placed prior to the Decision Day using this form will only be worth half the value of those who vote at the event. This is because importance is placed upon the presentations made by the bidders and the value of the participatory process that takes place during the Decision Day. The following rules apply to the pre-event voting:
The deadline for completed voting forms is 5pm on Wednesday 8th October 2014 and should be e-mailed to email@example.com. Alternatively, you can print off the form and post it to: Gosport Town Hall, High Street, Gosport, PO12 4BQ. Any forms submitted after this time will not count towards the voting score.
To give you an idea of some of the past successful projects, visit the Winning projects funded in 2012 & 2013 page - this has details of what types of projects won funding, along with videos from the YOUdecide Decision Days so you can get an idea of what the final is like. Winning projects ranged from a few hundred pounds for a children's gardening club run by a volunteer to several thousand pounds for a football project delivered by a community group. All the projects are so different but all of them share the passion and committment to help people and areas of Gosport, to help make it a safer better place to live in some way.
The monies available for this round of YOUdecide have been awarded to Gosport Community Safety Partnership by Hampshire County Council through their Have Your Say Grant. The purpose is to allow local people to have a say and determine which local projects receive funding from the County Council in order to help improve their local environment, to support local groups or strengthen their community. You can find out more about the scheme on their webpage here.
The scheme was started in 2010 following a Home Office initiative and you can find out about the history of YOUdecide here. You can also watch the video below, which includes interviews with winning YOUdecide projects from 2010.
For further information about the scheme, please contact Sam Mitchell by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 023 9254 5232 / 07985 234367