Time is running out for groups in North Ayrshire to be in with a chance of landing a community grant.

Sunday, January 31 is the deadline for anyone who believes their idea for a project should secure the cash from North Ayrshire Council.

Anyone from North Ayrshire can bid for funding for ideas but they must be projects that will make a difference to the communities.

Once the applications are in they will be shortlisted and then put to a public vote who will decide which projects will have the biggest impact on the communities where they are based and bag the cash.

Funding bids are available for three areas of community work:

  1. Youth

Groups can be given up to £1000 for projects that focus on working with young people. They can relate to health and wellbeing; poverty; giving them a voice and digital connections within the community.

Apply here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YouthPBApplicationForm

  1. Localities

You can apply for up to £1200 for a project that helps to link people in the community; offers them positive mental health and wellbeing and gets them active.

Apply here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LocalityPBApplicationForm

  1. Arts and Culture

You can apply for up to £400 for an art project that connects people within the area; keeps communities healthy and active and gives people a positive mental health and wellbeing.

Apply: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ArtsandCulturePBApplicationForm

The closing date for your project ideas is 5pm on January 31.