Decision day events are taking place in February and March
People across South Ayrshire are being encouraged to show their support for community groups looking to make a big impact on local life. The latest round of decision days have been announced with events taking place in February in March.
The events are part of an ongoing drive to get people actively involved in local decision making known as 'Participatory Budgeting'. Building on the success of recent community funding decision days, the events invite local groups to pitch ideas to people who drop-in to vote to award funding, with grants available ranging from £750 to £1,000.
The latest dates are:
- Troon & Villages, Sat 9 February, Troon Concert Hall (10am-12noon)
- Ayr South & Coylton, Sat 16 February, Kyle Academy (10am-12noon)
- Girvan and South Carrick Villages, Sat 2 March, Girvan Academy (TBC)
- Prestwick & Villages, Sat 9 March, Prestwick Academy (10am-12noon)
- Ayr North & Villages, Sat 16 March, Ayr Academy (10am-12noon)
- Maybole & North Carrick Villages, Sat 23 March, Maybole Town Hall (TBC)
Councillor Douglas Campbell, Leader of South Ayrshire Council said he expected hundreds of people to attend, "The events have been tremendously popular in the past, with community groups able to secure funding for projects while also meeting like-minded organisations.
"I'd urge groups looking to secure small grants to express an interest for their local event and then engage with their community to secure their backing.
"These positive events are also great social occasions and I'm sure that the latest round of dates, which are being held across South Ayrshire, will continue to support people working hard to put something back into their communities."
For information on specific events contact:
Troon & Villages and Prestwick & Villages: Seonaid.Lewis@south-ayrshire.gov.uk or 01292 559 359
Ayr South & Coylton and Ayr North & Villages: Neil.Goudie@south-ayrshire.gov.uk or 01292 559 421
Girvan & South Carrick Villages and Maybole & North Carrick Villages: Sharron.Connolly@south-ayrshire.gov.uk or 01292 612 158
Information on Participatory Budgeting and South Ayrshire Decision Days can be found here.