Tak£ 500 – Your Community, Your Voice, Your Choice

Launch of Tak£500 Campaign Civic Centre, Craigavon, Co.Armagh 17 September 2020 CREDIT: LiamMcArdle.com

PB theme or issue

Take 5 Ways of Well-being

  • Connect
  • Be Active
  • Take Notice
  • Keep Learning
  • Give

PB eligibility criteria

Safe, Legal, Feasible, In line with Take 5 Theme and benefit the people of Armagh. Banbridge and Craigavon.

Age to vote

8 and over

Number of votes


Example of winning ideas

Successful ideas included: sports and training, club activity, volunteering, families fishing, footballing toddlers, gardening and growing tips, music, history buffs, gaming buses, defibrillators, gifting, tidy-ups, budding actors, scarecrow trail, toy library, techno chanters, salvaging and repurposing old materials and much more!

Top three tips from the organisers

  1. Ask groups what support they need to get and stay involved and put this support in place
  2. The diversity of partners on the PB Working Group helped to reach out to the local community and pool resources for greater impact
  3. Capture and celebrate the positive community action and connections achieved e.g. through a video or learning event

Further information and evaluations

More information is available at https://www.armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk/take500/

A Reflective Learning Report can be found here.

Project details

Name of PB Project:

Tak£ 500 - Your Community, Your Voice, Your Choice


2020 -2021


Armagh DEA, Banbridge DEA, Craigavon DEA, Cusher DEA, Lagan River DEA, Lurgan DEA, Portado

Local Council Area:

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council


Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, (ACBCBC ), ACBCBA Policing and Community Safety Partnership, Sport NI, Public Health Agency, Southern Health and Social Care Trust, Triangle Housing, Department for Communities, Housing Executive, Carnegie UK Trust, PSNI, Clanmill Housing Group, Community and Voluntary Sector Panel, Business Partnership Alliance

Amount awarded through the PB Project: