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Tak£500 is a Participatory Budgeting process which means that local people get to decide how public funds are used to address needs in their area.  Community Planning Partners have pooled their resources to fund community projects.

Communities can apply for up to £500 for a project they think will benefit their area – and best of all, it is the local residents who decide which projects should go ahead!


You can apply for up to £500 to pay for things such as online activities, equipment, events, tutors, venue hire and other innovative ideas.*

All ideas must be based around the ‘Take 5 Ways of Wellbeing’. These are five simple steps to help maintain and improve your wellbeing on a daily basis..

  • Both constituted groups and non-constituted groups can apply for funding.
  • There must be a minimum of three people per group
  • Children and young people aged eight and above can also form a group and apply for funding. If you are under 18 you will need an Adult Sponsor to support your application and to help develop and deliver your idea. 
  • If your group is not constituted, you will need to be sponsored by a constituted group or organisation.

The West Armagh Consortium can assist any group that wishes to can apply, and any group can apply, communiry groups, focus groups, even groups forming specifically for their project. We would encourage all groups to uptake this programme. It is aimed at supporting small community based projects with the added advantage that the community itself decides what projects should be supported. Although the amount is small ( in relation to other pots of funding) nevertheles there is a consdesble overall pot that will allow many groups to revieve support. We are working with partners including ABC. For further details on the programmes follow   www.armaghbanbeidgecraigavon.gov.uk/Take500