Colchester's Big Choice 2017
Colchester's Big Choice is now in its second year, and is a grant scheme which gives residents a voice in where £100,000 funding goes.
Organisations have submitted ideas for projects that will provide long-lasting benefit to Colchester's residents. Projects have either asked for £5000 or £20,000 funding and Colchester residents have been voting for their favourite. Voting is now closed.
Results of the public vote will be announced on Thursday 23rd March.
Colchester's Big Choice 2017 shortlisted projects
Wivenhoe Repair Reuse Recycle - Helping residents to repair and reuse 1000s of household items... more [148kb]
Open Road - Providing support for individuals affected by drugs and alcohol, and addressing digital exclusion... more [149kb]
Messing Cum Inworth Parish Council - Community Orchard... more [150kb]
Signpost - Monthly workshops to provide knowledge and skills to help people find employment... more [149kb]
Mersea Island Community Association - Purchase 200 new chairs for the community centre... more [147kb]
Mile End Methodist Church Pre-school - To provide training and equipment for the staff and children ... more [150kb]
St Edmunds Football Club - Coaching project for girls' football teams... more [150kb]
Find Your Spark - Resilience training programmes for parents of children with Aspergers/Autism ... more [150kb]
Dedham Therapy Farm - Animal facilitated therapy/occupational therapy for vulnerable people. ... more [150kb]
Colchester Furniture Project - Delivering free household items to disadvantaged and vulnerable people... more [150kb]
Colchester Citizens Advice - Providing rehabilitation support for patients of The Lakes Psychiatric Unit... more [152kb]
Colchester Hospitals Charity - Charity Time Garden for dying patients and their families ... more [150kb]
Out4Good - Working with 18-25 yr olds who need intense support to reduce their offending behaviour... more [152kb]
Colchester and East Essex Cricket Club - Refurbishment and extension of existing cricket pavilion ... more [148kb]
Colchester Age Concern - YOYO - Intergenerational, volunteer project... more [150kb]
Colchester Korban Project - Setting up a 'move-on' house, a stepping stone for young, homeless people... more [150kb]