Funding boost for Arran groups

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All five groups on Arran which applied for funding in the Young People’s Participatory Budgeting initiative have received funding from North Ayrshire Council.

Each group will receive £1,000 towards projects that fall within the scope of health and wellbeing, poverty and inequality, voice and participation and digital connections.

The Arran beneficiaries are Orca Krafts, Arran High School NA Sports Academy, Whiting Bay Primary Parent Council, Brodick Improvements Committee and Lamlash Primary PTA.

North Ayrshire Council’s Young People’s Participatory Budgeting Initiative invites young people aged between eight and 25 to vote on a range of projects across the area.

Over a period of two weeks, a total of 4,726 young people cast their votes for youth projects across the Garnock Valley, Irvine, Kilwinning, and Three Towns localities. Owing to the small number of applications in Arran and North Coast localities, all bids fulfilling the essential criteria will automatically be funded and a public vote was not necessary.