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The news you've been waiting for is now here - the projects who won a share of £12,000 at this year's YOUdecide final, which was held on Saturday 19th October at Thorngate Halls. Around 150 people took part and they were joined by the Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Hayes, The Worshipful The Mayor of Gosport Councillor Beavis and the Mayoress, Councillor Carter and Councillor Joy.
The market place of displays was a success, being a hive of activity before the start of the event and after the presentations as voters decided how many points to award each project. The votes were incredibly close, with only two points separating some projects! Out of the twelve finalists, seven projects received funding (Street Pastors received part funding from their original bid of £2,200):
Vote place £1,670 £1,698
The remaining five project finalists will be assisted in identifying alternative sources of funding. These were; Youth Choices, Nurture in Nature for All, Pre-school ICT Improvement, GoWaterSport Festival and Seafield Community House.
Videos and photographs from the day will be available on this page over the coming weeks, along with feedback from the evaluation forms completed on the day. An article about the event featured in Portsmouth news and you can read the ecstatic feedback from two of the winners here.
The monies available for this round of YOUdecide were 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.
For details of winners from YOUdecide 2012, and the types of projects that applied, please visit this page.
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: email@example.com or telephone: 023 9254 5232 / 07985 234367