Deciding Together Fund Launched!

Deciding Together Fund Launched!

This is a new fund that puts people in York in control of £240,000 to design and decide on grants to help the city better respond to people facing multiple complex needs.

The aims of the fund are;
- To connect and help create space so that people can explore, understand, question and change systems that perpetuate disadvantage in York.
- To involve people who live, work and/or access services in York– both how the fund operates and what it supports (funds).
- To learn and share with others how funds like this can help change the ways things are done.

What could the Deciding Together Local Fund for York support?

Anything the fund supports should have long term impact in mind rather than meeting direct and immediate need.

The fund may allow people to take a step back, think strategically, explore who they could work with and how they learn from different approaches. They may experiment, create a prototype and get things wrong.
People do not have to have a detailed plan in place and stick to it for the duration of their funding. This fund gives people the space for the approach to fully form. An idea could change and evolve over time as people discover/understand more.