A project that helps isolated residents is set to get £4,000 after residents voted for it to get the much-needed cash as part of a county council competition.

The Amersham Decides competition saw people in the town vote for their favourite local project to decide how £9,000 of the funding from Bucks County Council should be allocated.

Four schemes were shortlisted as part of the contest, with the Chiltern Citizens Advice home-visiting service polling the most votes from residents.

It will get £4,000 to help reach isolated and vulnerable users to give them advice from money matters to community activities, reducing isolation and improving well-being.

In second place was Old Amersham Memorial Gardens, which will be given £2,500 to create a sensory garden for residents and visitors to enjoy and a safe haven for wildlife.

Amersham Mobile Museum will get £1,500, after coming third, towards creating a mobile exhibition to bring the museum exhibitions to vulnerable and isolated people who cannot get there themselves.

And a ‘Savvy E-Safety’ scheme will get £1,000 of funding towards setting up courses in Amersham where tech-savvy young people pair up with their older peers to teach them how to stay safe online and how to avoid falling victim to online scams.

Farrukh Siddiqi, from Chiltern Citizens Advice, said: “We are very appreciative to have been awarded £4,000. The Advice Service project will really help combat loneliness in the Amersham area, especially for our elderly people.”

Amersham Decides has been run by the Amersham Local Area Forum (LAF), one of 19 LAF areas across Buckinghamshire set up by the county council as a way for residents to decide how money should be spent in their area.

Cllr Gareth Williams, who chairs the Amersham LAF, said: “I’m thrilled that we are supporting all four of these projects in this way, each of which is making a valuable contribution to life in Amersham, especially for residents who might need extra help.”