An incredible 4,131 young people have helped make the dreams come true for almost 100 youth projects which will share a £56,000 windfall.

North Ayrshire Council’s Young People’s Participatory Budgeting Initiative invited those aged between eight and 25 to vote on a range of amazing projects across the area.

Over the course of three weeks, a total of 4,131 young people cast 12,393 votes – three votes each – for youth projects across the Garnock Valley, Irvine, Kilwinning, North Coast and Three Towns localities.

Due to the number of applications received in the Arran locality, all bids fulfilling the essential criteria will be automatically funded and therefore a public vote was not necessary in these two areas.

Voting was carried out online through Young Scot’s voting platform while there was also the opportunity to vote in schools and at youth centres.

Young people could choose from a wide array of individuals, clubs, groups, and Parent Councils who had applied for grants of up to £1,000, with each project representing at least one of the following themes:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Poverty and inequality
  • Voice and participation
  • Climate Challenge

Full results can viewed here: Youth PB Results