Community Choices is the name of our participatory budgeting programme.

Through a public vote, participatory budgeting offers a democratic way for local residents to have a direct say in how public money can be used to address their priorities and invest in local, community led projects.

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There are 2 types of funds you can apply to:

Key dates


  • Open for project proposals: 17 October 2022
  • Closing date for project proposals: 2 December 2022


Voting will open 30 January 2023 and close 24 February 2023.


Results of the public vote will be announced 31 March 2023.

Before you apply

There are some things that you will need before you apply for either grant:

  • A group constitution
  • A group bank account and 3 months of bank statements
  • A recent set of independently examined Annual Accounts or management accounts (if less than 1 year old)

If your project involves public land, buildings or property, do you own it?

If you are not sure, that's fine. Help is available:

We are working alongside Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership to deliver Community Choices – a fund of over £3M to be invested in local community projects, created by local groups and voted for by local residents. The fund is divided across Falkirk Councils 9 electoral wards.

We believe that communities know what's best for themselves – and what they need to improve the quality of life for residents where they live. Community Choices wants to capture that local ambition and aspiration. Community Choices allows communities encourages local people to become involved in delivering activities and social infrastructure that are important to them.