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Please note: The ‘Tak£500+’ campaign has been postponed.

TAK£500+

YOUR COMMUNITY, YOUR SAY, YOUR WAY!

Do you have an idea that you feel would have a positive impact on your community? Do you think this idea could be turned into a project and brought to life?

If so, look no further than the ‘Tak£500+’ campaign.

WHAT IS TAK£500+?

Tak£500+ is a Participatory Budgeting initiative which basically means that local people get to decide how public funds are used to address needs in their area.

Communities can apply for up to £1000 for a project they think will benefit their area – and best of all, it is the local residents who decide which projects should go ahead!

WHO CAN APPLY?

  • Both constituted groups and non-constituted groups can apply for funding.
  • There must be a minimum of three people per group
  • Each group can only propose one idea.
  • Children and young people aged eight and above can also form a group and apply for funding.
  • If your group is not constituted, you will need to be sponsored by a constituted group or organisation, as funds cannot be paid into a personal bank account.

WHAT DO I DO NEXT?

Applications will now open on Monday 17th October and close on Friday 25th November. There are a series of information sessions on the dates below, to register click on the links:

Monday 17th October 7pm – 8pm Craigavon: Craigavon Civic Centre

Monday 17th October 7pm – 8pm Armagh: Chamber at Place Demesne

Wednesday 19th October AM – Online: Zoom

Wednesday 26 October 7pm – 8pm: Banbridge: Banbridge Leisure Centre.

IS THERE A THEME FOR PROJECTS?

All ideas must be based around the ‘Take 5 Steps to Wellbeing’. These are five simple steps to help maintain and improve your wellbeing on a daily basis, as detailed below:

Connect

CONNECT

With the people around you, family, friends, colleagues and neighbours and spend time developing them. Building these connections will support and enrich you every day.

Be Active

BE ACTIVE

Go for a walk or run, cycle, play a game, garden or dance – even a short 10-minute walk can improve mental alertness and wellbeing.

Take Notice

TAKE NOTICE

Of the world around you, how you are feeling, what matters to you and reflect on your experiences.

Keep Learning

KEEP LEARNING

Don’t be afraid to try something new, rediscover an old hobby or sign up for a course. Learning new things will make you more confident, as well as being fun.

Give

GIVE

Do something nice for a friend or stranger, thank someone, smile, volunteer your time or consider joining a community group.

WANT MORE INFORMATION?

If you have any questions about applying for funding, would like more information or some help with your application, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by contacting a member of the PB working Group.

Vicki Titterington Linking Generations  
Tracey Powell SHSCT 028 37564495
Chris Leech Craigavon Area Foodbank 07866605027
Stephen Fields West Armagh Consortium 07759949314
Derek Browne Business Partnership Alliance 07968343325
Michelle Hazlett NIHE 07771837356
Lynette Cooke ABC Council 07721109759
Annette Blaney ABC Council 07721 109762
Edel Cunningham Volunteer Now 07850851821
Clive Bowles Portadown Rugby Football Club 02838330295/ 07709166333
Simon Sloan DfC 07760858088
Elaine Devlin ABC Council 07771794988
Sophie Lester ABC Council 07583019887
Laura O’Hagan ABC Council  078 5605 7091
Cathy Devlin ABC Council 07796266194
Frances Haughey ABC Council 07500772905
Stephanie Rock ABC Council 07825010630
Mark Doran ABC Council 07502363534
Austin Kelly Clanmil Housing 028 9087 6000/ 07711386882
Marion Graham Triangle Housing 028 27666886 / 07525234417
Gerardette McVeigh SHSCT 02837563949
John Beattie Triangle Housing 07715177221
Jennie Dunlop ABC Council 07795257261
Joan Noade ABC Council 028 38311684 EXT 61546 / 07515607472
Noreen O’Callaghan ABC Council 07990690941

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