Your community your choice

Last year, we launched our Your Community Your Choice (YCYC) participatory budgeting programme.

Bristol and Abingdon residents were invited to submit project ideas that would made a difference in their community.

Those communities then voted for the ones they wanted to receive funding.

Ten projects won a share of £80K, including these for Fountain Court’s communal garden makeover and Ashley Court’s outdoor transformation.

Fountain Court in Abingdon (with subtitles)

Transcript of Fountain Court in Abingdon video


Ashley Court in Bristol (with subtitles)

Transcript of Ashley Court in Bristol video


This year, we made YCYC even bigger, with new funding available
for communities in Plymouth, the Isle of Wight, and a second round open for Abingdon and Bristol.

Projects could receive up to £10k funding and needed to focus on:

  • Improving or creating green spaces (e.g. play or wellbeing spaces)
  • Growing Food (e.g. perhaps plant a community orchard or start an allotment)
  • Increasing biodiversity (e.g. building bug hotels or planting wildflower meadows)

All successful projects have been told - read more about those in the Isle of Wight and Bristol.

Want to find out more?

Please get in touch with our Communities team at community.development@sovereign.org.uk.

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