New marketplace approach for Monkton, Prestwick and Symington funding

 08 June 2017  |  

Previous events have been well supported by the community

Previous events have been well supported by the community

People in and around Monkton, Prestwick and Symington are being encouraged to show their support for local community groups by voting on their favourites. The latest Prestwick and Villages decision day will be held on Saturday 17 June at Monkton Primary.

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 16 groups display ideas for community projects to local people who are being invited to drop-in to award funding.

Up to £20,000 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 Monkton, Prestwick and Symington, aged 10+.

Key themes for the funding include: reducing social isolation and loneliness, addressing transport issues, access to services, and keeping local people independent and well. The money is being made available from South Ayrshire Council and the Scottish Government.

The 'Decision Day' event takes place at Monkton Primary School on Saturday 17 June between 10am and 12noon. For more information call 01292 559 359 or email Seonaid Lewis at