Your Community Your Choice is currently closed but will be opening again soon in two new locations for 2021.
Sovereign’s new project ‘Your Community Your Choice’ is launching in Bristol and Abingdon, with £40,000 available to spend in these areas. This is community engagement in a way that Sovereign have never done before! If you’re a Sovereign resident over the age of 18, living in Bristol or Abingdon, you can put forward and vote for project ideas allowing you to decide how this £40,000 is spent to improve your environment in your community.
All projects must:
- Be taking place in Bristol or Abingdon
- Cost no more than £20,000
- Be supported by a Sovereign resident, or have evidence that it’ll benefit Sovereign communities
- Come under the themes of improving outdoor space, active travel, biodiversity, food and growing or mitigating climate change
- Examples could include setting up a community gardening project, forest schools or planting trees to name just a few
How to get involved
You can submit your project ideas through a digital platform produced by VocalEyes
To do so:
- Come up with an idea that you think will benefit the community, and see if you can find people who can help you
- Register on the VocalEyes website:
- Submit your idea on the ideas tab. Make sure you have a project title, a clear description and an eye-catching photo or video
- Once your idea has been submitted, someone from Sovereign’s Communities Team will be in contact to support you to:
- Get detailed quotes from Sovereign’s suppliers
- Receive expert advice
- Understand if any permissions are needed
- Once this project goes live you can start to promote to your local community to vote on their favourite projects. The most votes win so be as creative as possible to get your community on board
How voting works
If your idea receives the most support you, and anyone else involved in the project, will be able to start making it a reality.
You’ll be able to submit and vote against projects from 1 December 2020 through to 31 January 2021. Successful projects will be announced in February 2021, and funding will be granted by the end of March 2021. You’ll be a pioneer leading from the front to develop the project with support from Sovereign.
For additional information and to submit ideas, check out the digital platform produced by VocalEyes. Once you’ve registered you’ll be able to anonymously put forward, vote for and debate project ideas that you’d like to see become a reality. Have your say about the positive changes you’d like to see in your community!