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10,000 Voices

10,000 Voices was a region-wide consultation that was first carried out with young people during Year of Young People in 2018 and repeated again in 2023.

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Since 2018, there's been a wide range of work taken place in response to what young people told us about their community. The 10,000 Voices Youth Action Group was established by young people from across Dumfries and Galloway and they worked together to distribute over £120,000 worth of funding recieved from the Scottish Government to local projects aiming to address the issues identified through 10,000 Voices. Young people in their local communities voted through participatory budgeting to determine the projects they felt would have the most impact!

View the 2018 10,000 Voices consulation report here:   10k Voices 2018 Report (PDF) [9MB]

10,000 Voices Version 2 was carried out between September 2022 - February 2023 and was launched in June 2023.

View the 2023 10,000 Voices consultation report here:  10k Voices 2023 Report (PDF) [3MB]

10,000 Voices does not give all the answers - the goal is for it to be a tool that organisations, decision makers and community groups can use to start conversations with young people about where they live, their experiences of their local community, how they access services and how heard they are in local decision making. 


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Or Calling 01387 260243

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