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Arts Culture PB: Vote from Tues 6 Feb

Calling all staff living in North Ayrshire! Don’t miss the chance to vote for Arts and Culture community projects that you would like to see funded in your area…

The voting stage of North Ayrshire Council’s latest Arts and Culture Participatory Budgeting (PB) round goes live at midday on Tuesday, February 6.

Delivered by our Arts and Culture team via the Shaping North Ayrshire website, the PB funding is ringfenced for artists, creatives, performers, and community groups who have put forward their proposed bids for North Ayrshire.

To vote for them and find out more, visit the Shaping North Ayrshire website here.

All votes must be cast before the deadline of midday on Tuesday, February 20.

Votes can also be cast via your local library and at the Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine, where staff are on hand to help you with a paper vote, please check opening times for each venue.*

This funding forms part of the Council’s commitment towards their ongoing community empowerment ambition to give local people a direct say in how money is spent.

Participatory Budgeting funds will be shared between projects across North Ayrshire, covering the key themes of Community Spirit, Green Projects and Health and Wellbeing.

Local artists, performers and cultural groups have already put forward their applications, now it is time for the public to decide who deserves a share of the £7,200 Arts and Culture PB funding available.

Up to £400 will be allocated per project and this round the Arts and Culture team have received 37 applications from projects across our six localities hopeful to be successful in a share.

As our residents know better than anyone else which projects will be the most beneficial to them in their local communities, the Council is urging residents to have a final say on how this money is spent.

*HAC opening times can be found on the website here.

Library opening times can be found here on the Find A Library webpage.

Decorative advert to Vote for Arts and Culture PB with pic of paintbrush and drama masks

Participatory Budgeting really is an inspirational example of community empowerment in action, and it has already made such a massive difference to many local projects over the last few years. So please take the time to cast your votes!

To find out more about North Ayrshire Council’s Participatory Budgeting fund, visit: the Community Planning Partnership website here.

It’s your money, you decide!

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