• Ayrshire Daily News

Community funding available for Prestwick and the surrounding area

People in Prestwick and the surrounding area are being encouraged to show their support for local community groups by voting on their favourites.

The latest Prestwick and villages decision day takes place on Saturday, 10 March at Prestwick Academy.

The Prestwick 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 29 groups display ideas for community projects to local people who are being invited to drop-in to vote to award funding.

Up to £55,000 is available at the event, with grants available from between £500 and £5,000. Voting is open to anyone who lives, works, volunteers or studies in Newton North, Heathfield, Prestwick, Monkton and Symington,aged 10+.

The money is being made available from South Ayrshire Council and South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership.

The 'Decision Day' event takes place at the Prestwick Academy on Saturday 10 March between 10-12pm. Votes will be counted on Monday, 12 March; with successful groups notified as early as possible.

For more information call Seonaid Lewis on 01292 559 359 or email: Seonaid.Lewis@south-ayrshire.gov.uk