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What is You Decide | Monmouthshire?

Monmouthshire County Council (MCC) and partners have received funding from the Welsh Government to implement a three-year participatory budgeting grant program.  The programme will allocate grants to community projects focused on combating loneliness and isolation and developing strong communities throughout Monmouthshire.

Participatory budgeting puts community members in control of allocating funds to projects that benefit the community by adopting democratic voting systems. Because this is a new way of working, we will be piloting many different voting methods to learn from the process and to work with you to develop a long-term strategy.

£10,000 each will be available for the six main towns (Abergavenny, Caldicot, Chepstow, Magor & Undy, Monmouth, Usk & Raglan) and their surrounding areas within Monmouthshire.

Who Can Apply?

You can apply if you are a community group, not for profit group, Community or Town Council, Health body, or school.  If you don’t have a bank account, we can talk to you about working alongside another organisation to make purchases on your behalf.

We are looking for projects that:

  • Build thriving, inclusive communities
  • Focus on loneliness and isolation