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Marketplace approach for Troon community funding neighbourhood event

 07 September 2017  |  


Previous events have been well supported by the community

Previous events have been well supported by the community

People in Troon and the surrounding area are being encouraged to show their support for local community groups by voting on their favourites. The latest Troon decision day will be held on Saturday 16 September at Troon Walker Hall.

The event is part of a new way to encourage people to get actively involved in local decision making known as 'Participatory Budgeting'. Building on the success of recent community funding decision days, this latest 'marketplace event' will see 29 groups display ideas for community projects to local people who are being invited to drop-in to award funding.

Up to £35,000 is available at the event and groups can be funded up to £1,000 for use in local projects, and up to £3,000 for projects that benefit the wider community. Voting is open to anyone who lives, works, volunteers or studies in Troon, Barassie, Muirhead, Dundonald, and Loans, aged 10+.

Key themes for the funding include: tackling social Isolation and loneliness, communication and promotion of groups and services, positive mental health and reducing stigma, addressing transport issues, and opportunities for young people.

The money is being made available from South Ayrshire Council and the Scottish Government.

The 'Decision Day' event takes place at Troon Walker Hall on Saturday 16 September between 10am and 12noon. For more information call 01292 559 359 or email Seonaid Lewis at Seonaid.Lewis@south-ayrshire.gov.uk

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