FUNDING was awarded to local community groups last week which will see new projects launch in the area.

The Ayr North and villages’ locality planning group event saw people vote to award funding worth up to £18,000.

Among the winners, voted for by locals, was Clean Up Tarbolton Woods who were awarded £939 to host a number of fun days to help people get back in touch with nature and promote health and wellbeing.

Another successful group was Lochside Youth Group who plan to get active with a two-day course at SportScotland’s National Training Centre at Inverclyde.

Braehead Primary School Sports Council will be using their funding to help get children healthy with £1,000 to be spent on promoting cycling and after school activities.

Broken Chains will use their funding of £1,000 to help vulnerable North Ayr people.

Some 20 community groups from Ayr Northand surrounding villages secured new funding to support their work.

A total of 236 people turned out to take part in the latest decision day held on Saturday, March 16.

Leader of South Ayrshire Council, Douglas Campbell said: “All our decision days have now taken place this time round with well over £70,000 donated to good causes and community pr oje c t s ac ross S outh Ayrshire.

“We have given groups and individuals a platform to help their communities “And I would like to thank everyone who has taken part and the organisers for ensuring everything ran smoothly.

“We will continue to put our people and our places at the heart of decision making and link with partners to ensure our communities are the best places to live, work and visit.”