New funding available for youth projects
Young people from Arran and across North Ayrshire are being urged to get applications in for the chance of winning up to £1,000 of funding to help deliver projects in their communities.
A total of £50,000 has been allocated from North Ayrshire Council’s youth bank fund to deliver this special youth participatory budgeting event which aims to celebrate the Scottish Government’s Year of Young People (YoYP) 2018.
The event will see local youth groups, organisations and individuals aged 8 to 25 given the chance to pursue their ideas which will bring benefit to young people in the area.
Applications must be based around one of the six YoYP themes: culture, education, enterprise and regeneration, equality and discrimination, health and wellbeing and participation. The application form can be found on the Young Scot website and should be submitted no later than 5pm on Friday November 24. Completed application forms can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to: PB Team, St Johns Primary School Base, Stevenston, KA20 4HH.
After the closing date, a short-list of up to 15 projects per locality will be selected to progress to an online vote via the Young Scot website on week commencing Monday February 5, 2018. Young people from across North Ayrshire will then vote on the projects they want to see happen during the YoYP, and the winners will be announced.
Councillor Louise McPhater, cabinet member for communities, said: ‘Participatory budgeting is an important and much-loved initiative that forms part of our approach to work together to develop stronger communities.
‘It is vital that we involve young people in the PB process as we recognise how important their roles are within our communities. We have already successfully delivered a couple of PB events tailored specifically to young people. However, this time we are doing it slightly different, as we are theming it all on the Year of Young People 2018.’