Criteria for the People’s Budget Project Ideas

The People’s Budget: Town Vote

Frome Town Council annually set aside a budget of £10k for a town project, to be put forward by and voted on by people who live in Frome. A panel of residents pick five projects to continue to a town vote in October.

The project must:
· Be a one-off project
· Be possible to do within one year
· Be within the council’s gift
· Cost £10k or less in total
· Not be religious or political
· Benefit people who live in Frome
· Be in line with the Town Council’s aims of improving people’s wellbeing, prosperity and or environment

Health and Wellbeing
FTC aims to see a flourishing and active community of people and organisations working together.
FTC wants to give everyone a chance to be included in the town’s decision making, for example giving young people opportunities to have a say.

Prosperity and Resilience
FTC will support projects which help the business community thrive, connect with each other and with the town, and provide jobs and prosperity.
We are also interested in looking at projects which seek to capitalise on energy efficiency, reduce waste and or promote sustainable transport.

Environment
FTC recognises the town’s open spaces help people stay well. Walking, cycling, and places to play sport are important for both health and spending time with friends and family. We are also keen to support projects that will make green spaces more attractive, varied and easy for everyone to use.

Please note that Events are excluded from the PB Town Vote as these will be eligible for PB Events Funding.