TAK£500 – the public has spoken!
With 107 applications, 84 videos and a wealth of amazing ideas, residents have voted for their chosen projects and funding is now being distributed!
All ideas were based around the ‘Take 5 Ways of Wellbeing’ – five simple steps to help maintain and improve your wellbeing on a daily basis. All of the projects that received funding will therefore be invested in programmes which will help to promote the mental health of residents in each area.
An amazing sixty-six projects have successfully secured funding for projects ranging from walking programmes, creating sensory spaces, play equipment, kindness projects, mentoring programmes, outdoor, gardening and nature programmes and so much more!
“The response to the TAK£500 project was incredible and we were delighted to see so many residents getting involved,” commented the Lord Mayor of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Kevin Savage.
“The ideas we received and the videos that were put together were fantastic and it was brilliant to see such a variety of ideas and how you – the residents – felt they could benefit your community. I can’t wait to see these projects coming to life over the next few months and seeing the impact they will have across the borough!”
For those that applied and didn’t receive funding on this occasion, the journey is far from over. The Participatory Budget Working Group will continue to support these groups and will be running a support session to signpost them towards other funding streams and to assess additional support requirements.