Young people across the North Coast are being invited to have a say on where council cash is spent in the area.

The voting stage of North Ayrshire Council’s Young People’s Participatory Budgeting scheme is now open, and young people aged 8 to 25 can take part.

Groups and organisations in Largs, Millport, West Kilbride, Fairlie and Skelmorlie are looking for up to £1,000 for projects in the area.

These include the Largs Colts, Organic Growers of Fairlie, West Kilbride Tennis Club and the North Coast Youth Forum.

Councillor Alan Hill, cabinet member for islands and communities, is urging young people to cast their vote and make it one of the most successful youth PB funding schemes yet.

He said: “Last year, an incredible 4,726 young people helped make the dreams come true for almost 100 youth projects who had their share of the £97,500 youth participatory budgeting windfall.

​“This year we are ready to hopefully receive more votes than ever before as we have received a staggering 200 applications from eligible groups looking for their chance to secure their share.

“Our young people know better than anyone else which projects will be the most beneficial to them in their local communities, so it is only fair that they have the final say on how this money is spent.

“It has been fantastic to see our young people benefit from the scheme, and we look forward to the positives this funding will bring to amazing youth-focused projects across the area.”

Voting will close at midday on Thursday December 1, and votes can be cast directly online at