The Community Decision event for the Grand Choice participatory budgeting initiative in Downshire East was held on Saturday 14 January at Legacurry Presbyterian Church Hall, 249 Upper Ballynahinch Road, Lisburn.

Over 1,000 members of the local community came along to show their support and vote for the 10 local projects they would like to see receive up to £1,000.  There is a total £15,000 available under Grand Choice in Downshire East.

Each successful project is linked to the 5 Ways to Wellbeing: Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning, Give.

Grand Choice Winners

Organisation Amount Awarded 
Carr Primary School PTA £1,000
Anahilt Primary School  £1,000
Dromara Connect £1,000
1st Anahilt Scout Group £1,000
Anahilt LOL 752 £1,000
Drumbo Men's Shed £1,000
Drumbeg Parish Club £1,000
Ballynahinch Uniform Zone £1,000
Anahilt Primary School PTA £1,000
Anahilt Primary School Breakfast Club £1,000
Bailies Mills Senior Accordion Band £1,000
Carr Primary School £1,000
Bailies Mills Junior Accordion Band £1,000
Anahilt & Magheraconlune CA £1,000
Dromara Community Association £1,000