Public backing takes forward new community projects in Ayr North

 06 March 2018  |  

The latest event took place at Ayr Academy

The latest event took place at Ayr Academy

35 community groups and organisations in Ayr North and the surrounding area are celebrating after landing fresh funding to help support their work. 385 people turned out to take part in the latest event aimed at getting more people actively involved in local decision making.

Among the successful projects: help for the homeless through Seascape, competition for the Dalmilling Dance Mums, fresh supplies for the Crafty Ladies, a new bridge to increase access to Tarbolton Woods, and new kit to get young people into lawn bowls in Annbank.

Up to £70,000 was available at the Ayr North and Villages locality planning group event, with small grants up for grabs of up to £1,500 and larger grants from £1,501 - £5,000.

Voting was open to anyone who lived, worked, volunteered or studied in Annbank, Mossblown, Tarbolton, Dalmilling, Craigie, Lochside, Braehead, Whitletts, Ayr North Harbour, Newton & Wallacetown, aged 12+.

Councillor Douglas Campbell, Leader of South Ayrshire Council, said, "People turned out in large numbers to back local projects that put something back into their communities and I'm pleased this latest event was so well supported.

"The new Ayr Academy was designed to act as a community hub and with groups from across the area getting together to share their experience I hope that many new projects are now being considered as potential partnerships.

"I'd like to thank everyone involved behind the scenes in organising the event and wish all the successful groups the best of luck for their positive projects."

A list of the successful projects can be found here.