Leicestershire County Council has made funds available to all of its Community Forums in the county.
Our Community Forum in Melton West will have £10,000 available this year for local communities to invest in local improvements of their choice. They are looking for projects that can be delivered by March 2013. Applications need to be in by 8th May 2012.
Applications can be up to £5,000. All projects which are put forward can be seen and commented from 9th May on on the website below. There is then a meeting of the Community Forum on 29th May where projects are discussed and the whole forum votes for which should get the money. So this is a good example of participative funding.