Participatory Budgeting
Events in North Ayrshire

Your Money, You Decide

Participatory budgeting is helping more than 1,500 localities around the world achieve their aspirations. Following the success of events across North Ayrshire last year, we are asking our communities to get involved once again and play a key role in how money is spent locally! 

How it works

Members of the community are invited to submit an application form to the North Ayrshire Community Planning Partnership explaining what their project is about and why they wish to bid for funding from an allocated pot of public money.

Application forms are available by emailing or phoning 01294 604612.

Applications will be shortlisted by the Participatory Budgeting Steering Group. Those on the shortlist will be invited to a 'Decision Day' event where they can make a bid for funding in a 'marketplace' format.

Local residents are invited to the event to decide which projects to fund. They will vote for the projects that they believe will most benefit their community and support their local priorities. Voting is open to anyone aged eight and over who lives, works or volunteers in the area!

When is it coming to my area?

The events for the Kilwinning, Garnock Valley, the Three Towns and Irvine Localities have already successfully taken place earlier this year. Well done and thank you to all bidders and voters!

The date for the North Coast Locality (Cumbraes, Fairlie, Largs, Skelmorlie and West Kilbride) has now been announced as 3 November 2018 (more info below).

The date for Arran will be announced in the near future - watch this space!

Local people and groups from across the North Coast Locality (Cumbraes, Fairlie, Largs, Skelmorlie and West Kilbride) are invited to bid for up to £1,200 from a pot of £20,644 to help make a difference in their community.

Funding applications should demonstrate ideas that will help improve at least one of the following in the Locality:

• Local life
• Activities
• Community well-being

£5,000 is also available from North Ayrshire Green Health Partnership for bids of up to £1,000 to help improve nature-based activities in the area.

Closing date for applications is 4 October 2018 at 9am.

Even if you're not bidding for funds, please come along and vote! It will be a great opportunity to meet people and find out what's happening in your area! Refreshments will be available for attendees.

Information will also be available for those interested at the following drop-in sessions:

• Tues 28 August, 1pm - 2.30pm: Millport Library
• Tues 28 August, 4pm - 7pm: Largs Library
• Tues 4 September, 12noon - 2pm: Fairlie Community Centre
• Thurs 6 September, 2pm - 4pm: Skelmorlie Community Centre
• Wed 12 September, 11am - 1pm: West Kilbride Community Centre

Come along and discuss!


Results from events can be found at the following:


Garnock Valley:

Three Towns:


How do I find out more about my locality?

Further information on all six of North Ayrshire's localities and their priorities are available at