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Decision day for North Carrick community funding in Maybole

 05 May 2016  |  


The ‘decision day’ event takes place at Maybole Town Hall on Sat 7 May between 11am and 3pm.

The ‘decision day’ event takes place at Maybole Town Hall on Sat 7 May between 11am and 3pm.

People from across North Carrick are preparing to vote with their feet on how best to spend funding in their local community. South Ayrshire's first 'decision day' is being held in Maybole this weekend (Sat 7 May) to promote a new way to get people actively involved in local decision making known as 'participatory budgeting'.

South Ayrshire decision days will offer local people the opportunity to decide how money is spent in their communities. South Ayrshire Council is asking the public for their help in making the sessions a success by attending the sessions and voting on their favourites. The first of these, in Maybole, has a primary focus on health and social care projects.

A fund of up to £20,000 is available at the Maybole decision day, with 26 community groups pitching to an audience of local people about their proposal and how it will benefit the community. After all the pitches have been heard, the audience will vote to decide which groups should receive funding.  Groups can be funded up to £1,000 for use in local projects. Anyone over the age of 12 is able to take part in the vote.

The money was made available from Health and Social Care Partnership, the Scottish Government, and the North Carrick Community Benefit Company. The aim is to ensure that, as far as possible, the money is spent on good causes rather than the costs of organising and promoting decision days.

The 'decision day' event takes place at Maybole Town Hall on Sat 7 May between 11am and 3pm.

For more information call 01292 612 626 or email Marion Young at: marion.young@south-ayrshire.gov.uk

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