Marketplace approach for the latest North Carrick decision day

 21 September 2017  |  

The event takes place on Saturday 30 September

The event takes place on Saturday 30 September

People in Maybole and the surrounding area are being encouraged to show their support for local community groups by voting on their favourites. The latest North Carrick decision day will be held on Saturday 30 September at Maybole Town 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 26 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 £2,000 for use in local projects. Voting is open to anyone who lives, works, volunteers or studies in Maybole, Fisherton, Dunure, Maidens, Kirkoswald, Turnberry, Minishant, Kirkmichael, Crosshill, and Straiton, aged 12+.

Key themes for the funding include: addressing social isolation, communication, transport and access to facilities, activities and services, making a dementia friendly society, and opportunities for youth.

The money is being made available from South Ayrshire Council.

The 'Decision Day' event takes place at Maybole Town Hall on Saturday 30 September between 10am and 2pm. For more information call 01292 559 394 or email Lorraine McKenzie at