AWARDS totalling more than £11,000 have been dished out to Prestwick projects – ranging from dementia sufferers to cyclists and a sensory bus.

Prestwick and Villages Decision Day was held on March 7.

Kyle Stroke Group were awarded £925 to fund the redecorating of their Prestwick Centre, ensuring it is dementia-friendly.

The sum of £1,000 was given to Crossroads to help fund their weekly transport cost and support their activities programme. They also need to hire a Community Transport bus, which is disability and wheelchair-friendly.

Ayrshire Cancer Support were given £990 to help offer extra care hours for local carers who need care above the minimum allocated by the local authority.

Prestwick People Projects, who allow clients to share their thoughts and feelings with a sensitive and responsive listener, have been given £1,000.

Cycling Without Age Prestwick project receive £1,000 to fund their work in combating social isolation and improving health and wellbeing for those with mobility issues.

£1,000 apiece goes to BSL Ayrshire, who provide bursaries to parents of deaf children and people who are losing their hearing and New Life Trust, who run a Diamonds Over 60s weekly Lunch Club. Beautiful Inside & Out, who help bereaved families of suicide victims secure £1,000. That sum also goes to A Space to Make Sense of School, who support a Sensory Bus, providing a mobile sensory provision to schools.

Monkton Community Council secure £803 to provide a fitness group for the more senior members of the community.

Prestwick Business Association secure £1,000 towards a cabinet defibrillator at Prestwick Toll. Spotty Zebras receive £280 towards family summer events.

Heathfield Community Centre will use £280 to upgrade the water heater in the toilets.