Cast your vote for community funding

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Have your say

HAVE you always wanted to have a say on where public money is spent?

Now you can with an innovative funding scheme.

Called Approved By You, it allows charities and voluntary groups to present their plans for available funding, and the community then votes on how much they should receive.

Community First HEH and Havant Borough has £20,000 to give away to voluntary groups working in the area.

Groups can apply for grants of up to £500 to spend on a project in their community.

There are two voting events coming up where the organisations will have chance to showcase their projects.

Members of the public can ask questions about the projects before casting their votes.

The first is at Leigh Park Community Centre, Dunsbury Way on Monday, from 3pm to 5pm.

The next is at Springwood Community Centre, Springwood Avenue, in Waterlooville, on Thursday from 3pm to 5pm.

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