Grants and funding

Find out about grants, support and funding opportunities.


Scheme of grants

Participatory Budgeting

Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a source of funding for community groups in South Ayrshire. Local groups put forward ideas for projects, and local people vote to decide which projects receive funding. So it is more than asking people what they think- it’s local people making the final decisions.

To find out:

  • when your next PB Funding event will be held
  • how your community group can get a chance to apply for funding that will help make a difference in your area
  • and also get the chance to decide on which other community projects should be funded across your locality area

Please contact Marion Young tel: 01292 612626 or email:

Christmas Lighting Fund

Deadline 5th August 2019

The council has made available funding to communities for Christmas Lighting.

The priority of the fund is to ensure that all current lights are fit for purpose and funding can only be used to enhance or replace end of life lighting units or to provide new lighting. The fund cannot be used to cover installation and removal costs of lighting.

Existing arrangements and procedures for festive lighting should continue with community groups liaising with Ayrshire Roads Alliance as appropriate, and as per current arrangements.

Community Council or relevant constituted groups wishing to access the available funding should complete the application form, or to find out more information should contact:-, 01292-612622.

School grants and funding

Business and housing

External business funding sources

External community funding sources