Armoy Open Pot

PB theme or issue

Making Armoy Great Together.

PB eligibility criteria

Criteria for Armoy Open Pot:

  • Age 8 and over to apply
  • Project spend £500 or less to make your idea happen?
  • Is the idea legal, safe and can be done by June 2021?

Some Rules:

  • Your project will benefit the community / people of Armoy
  • Bidders/organisations/groups can make a total of two applications.
  • Project spend needs to be completed by May 2022
  • Your project will fit within the theme for Making Armoy Great Together
  • Your project must fall within £500
  • A group does not need to be constituted to apply
  • If you are an individual, you can apply with another supporting adult signature.
  • Those who bid last year and did not win are welcome to bid again for the same project
  • Those who bid last year and did win can bid for a new project.

Age to vote

Anyone age 8 years and over eligible to vote

Number of votes

Everyone could vote for 5 projects Voting was online or via paper voting pack.

Example of winning ideas

Some fantastic ideas were bid for, some winning examples were:

  • A kite decorating and flying day: an opportunity for both schools in the village to come together in a shared fun activity.
  • The start up of Armoy Gazette: a local newsletter to keep the village in the loop of local happenings.
  • Litter-picking kits for children to designate an area to look after and become members of North Coast World Earth.
  • Activity packs and resources to help a social group supporting adults with additional needs.
  • Picnic benches and summer seats for the village.

Top three tips from the organisers

  1. Keep the application form as informal and short as possible.
  2. Build as much momentum as possible during the bidding time frame and lead up to voting, keep posting on social media and talking about the process and encourage others to do the same.
  3. Get key people involved: people that know the PB process well as well as people you want to influence.
    Lastly, it is much easier and more fluid the second time round. You have the first PB to learn and grow from and your audience know the process too

Further information and evaluations

You can see all relevant information on our fb page including a video capturing the process and learning.

View the video here:

Project details

Name of PB Project:

Armoy Open Pot





Local Council Area:

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council


Department for Communities

Amount awarded through the PB Project:

Project ideas could bid for up to £500. There was £7200 total spend on winning bids.