This is your chance to vote for how money is spent in your community.
Voting for Small Grants proposals is now open and will close on Friday, 18 June. Results will be announced shortly afterwards.
Earlier this year, in partnership with Falkirk's Health and Social Care Partnership, we launched the Community Choices initiative – a fund of over £3M over two years where local communities apply for funding to bring about the changes that can make a difference to your community.
How it works
- Find and select the Council ward you live in below. Not sure? Check the map below.
- Read about the proposals in your ward.
- Vote for the proposals you want to see funded.
Which area are you in?
If you're not sure which area you are in, have a look at the map below.
About this map
Click on the map to see the ward information for that area.
Frequently asked questions
Am I eligible to vote?
Do you live in the Falkirk Council area? Are you of high school age or over? If the answer to both questions is yes, then you're eligible to vote.
Do I need to register to vote?
No. Simply select the ward you live in and you will be asked to provide your Name, Email address and Postcode. These personal details are collected to ensure voting fairness and integrity and will not be shared publicly.
How do I vote – when and where?
Voting opens for Small Grants proposals at 12 Noon on Monday 24 May and runs for four weeks until Friday 18 June 2021. You can vote anytime during these four weeks.
Capital funding proposals can be voted on from 21 June to 16 July.
Can I vote for my proposal?
As long as it’s for the ward in which you live, yes.
Why is a proposed project only listed in one ward, when I know it benefits people who live in other areas?
Community Choices funds are allocated at ward level. Applicants were asked to specify the main ward that would benefit from the proposal.
Can people who share an email address vote more than once?
Every resident can only vote for the proposals in their ward. To make the voting as fair as possible we will only accept one vote per email address.
Are there estimated costs for each of the proposals?
It depends on how many project proposals are in your ward.
Do I vote for more one than one proposal?
It depends on how many project proposals are in your ward. Usually you will be asked to pick your 3 favourite ideas that you would like to see funded.
I don’t live in the Falkirk Council area but I would like to vote. Can I do so?
No, unfortunately not. You need to live in a Falkirk Council ward area to be able to vote.
How are the votes counted?
The counting of votes will be overseen by the Community Choices Advisory Panel.