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Community groups celebrate funding success in Girvan and South Carrick Villages

15 community groups from Girvan and South Carrick villages are over the moon after securing new funding to support their work. 73 people turned out to take part in the latest decision day on Saturday 2 March.

The Girvan and South Carrick villages’ locality planning group event encourages people to get actively involved in local decision making.  Known as Girvan and South Carrick Decides, this latest 'pitching event' saw groups pitch their ideas to local people, who then voted to award funding.

Up to £13,800 was available, with groups funded up to £1,000. Voting was open to anyone who lives, works, volunteers or studies in Ballantrae, Barr, Barrhill, Colmonell, Dailly, Old Dailly, Girvan, Lendalfoot, Pinmore and Pinwherry aged 10+.

Among the successful groups was Carrick Complementary Therapy who provide holistic treatments to people with chronic health conditions. Ballantrae Rural Initiative Care in the Community will use their funding of £1,000 to help elderly people get to and from their lunch clubs.

Colmonell Community Association has summer in mind and will use their funding to pull together a summer activities programme to help keep everyone entertained. Girvan street party is looking even further ahead using their £1,000 to help organise a Christmas street party.

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Leader of South Ayrshire Council, Douglas Campbell, said this latest event was helping to get valuable projects off the ground, “Bringing people together to support each other and their community is what these events are all about.

“Through these events, we are helping local volunteers establish networks where they can join with others to develop more initiatives which could benefit residents even further.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the locality planning group for organising the event and for everyone who turned out to support the latest decision day for Girvan and South Carrick.”

The money was provided by South Ayrshire Council, South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership and South Ayrshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership.

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