YOUdecide fund now open!

Project 17 

Do you have an idea that could help make your area a safer, better place to live?  Or are you a community group that already helps to do so but needs some funding?  YOU can apply now for a share of £10,000! 

Projects or ideas must demonstrate they are helping to make their communities safer, better places to live and where possible helping to reduce re-offending (but this is not essential).  Projects that meet the criteria will be invited to present at the Decision Day, which will take place at Gosport Town Hall on Saturday 11th October 2014, where Gosport residents will vote on which projects they think deserve to be funded.  Residents will need to arrive from 12pm to find out about the finalists in the marketplace of displays before being seated by 1pm to listen to each of the projects' 3 minute pitch.

Applications can be submitted from Friday 11th July 2014, with the deadline for completed submissions being Friday 5th September 2014. 

Application forms and the criteria are available to download below, along with the frequently asked question and project prompt sheet to help you complete the application form.  For more information or to discuss a potential project or idea, please contact Sam Mitchell on 023 9254 5232 or e-mail:

 Close up voting doc   Criteria2014 [PDF, 105k]     YOUdecide application form 2014 [PDF, 90k]

Voting doc and slips     FAQs2014 [PDF, 104k]       Project prompt questions [PDF, 73k]         

To give you an idea of some of the 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 see some of the presentations and get an idea of what a Decision Day involves.

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.

YOUdecide Bridgemary vote

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: or telephone: 023 9254 5232 / 07985 234367