Downpatrick Residents Decide on Funding Priorities
Residents in the Downpatrick District Electoral Area (DEA) came together on Thursday 14 November in Ballyhornan Community Centre, to decide on which projects they would like to see funded in their area.
The event was part of the Community Leading Change participatory budgeting exercise which gives local communities a say in how funding is used in local communities.
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Charlies Casey said, “I am very pleased to see the great response that the DEA has had from the whole community. To have over 170 people voting for the projects they want funded really shows how important it is to get local communities involved in this kind of decision making.
“I want to thank all 17 groups that pitched their projects and particularly congratulate the 13 projects that were eventually funded on their achievement.
“Over the next few months, I look forward to seeing the impact that these projects have made in the Downpatrick community.”
The successful groups and their projects are as follows:
Ardglass Coastal Rowing Club, Competitive Rowing Oars
Autism Families, Pony Therapy
Cedar Foundation, Disability Hub Ardarragh
Downpatrick Scouts, Showcase Our Skills
East Down Athletic Club, Strength and Conditioning Programme
Good Morning Down (GMD), May 2020 Event
Killough Community Association, Youth Drop in Centre
Loch Cuain Canoe Club, Under 18's Training Programme
New Horizons’—Men’s Shed, Music Bus
Our Lady and St Patrick’s Primary School, Outdoor Environment
St Brigid’s Primary School Parent Teacher Association, Save Our Sports
St Patrick’s Grammar School, Female Power
Strangford Sailing Club, Defibrillator
You can also view this list on the Council website: newrymournedown.org/communityplanning