The grant is based on a fixed sum of £522 plus £0.02 per head of population within the community.

Examples of expenditure:

  • Hall/Meeting Room Hire
  • Photocopying
  • Stationery
  • Postage
  • Production of community council newsletter / annual report
  • Design or maintenance of community council’s website
  • Involving people in local decision making (eg surveys or consultations on local issues)
  • Participation in Neighbourhood Partnership activity (ie any administration costs incurred by the community council becoming involved in Local and Area Community Planning processes)
  • Developing links with other Local Groups (eg any costs incurred from joint working with organisations such as the local history society, pathways/environment group, young people, minority groups etc)
  • Community council publicity and promotion eg advertising meetings, purchase of noticeboards, production of leaflets and flyers, stand at community gala day
  • Membership/Affiliation fees 
  • Auditor's Fee
  • Conference attendance
  • Contribution to community gala days, Christmas light switching on celebrations

EACC belongs to every Edinburgh Community Council

Its aim is to provide support, advise and give a collective voice for community councils when facing the challenges community councillors encounter on an almost daily basis. No one person is more important than any other. All community councils have a voice on the EACC!!