People in Ayr North and the surrounding area are being encouraged to show their support for local community groups by voting on their favourites. The latest Ayr North decision day takes place on Saturday, 3 March at Ayr Academy.
The Ayr North and Villages locality planning group event is part of a drive to get people 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 37 groups display ideas for community projects to local people who are being invited to drop-in to vote to award funding.
Up to £70,000 is available at the event with small grants available up to £1,500 and for larger grants from £1,501 - £5,000. Voting is open to anyone who lives, works, volunteers or studies in Annbank, Mossblown, Tarbolton, Dalmilling, Craigie, Lochside, Braehead, Whitletts, Ayr North Harbour, Newton & Wallacetown, aged 12+.
The money is being made available from South Ayrshire Council and South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership.
Bids will support the following priority areas: alcohol and drugs, children and young people, mental health, older people, poverty, social isolation.
The 'Decision Day' event takes place at the Ayr Academy on Saturday 3 March between 10-12pm. For more information call Neil Goudie on 01292 559 421 or email: Neil.Goudie@south-ayrshire.gov.uk