They say charity begins at home and we’re proud to support eight very worthy local organisations as our official Council charities.
Ayr Housing Aid
Ayr Housing Aid Centre, located at 7 York Street, Ayr, was established in 1987, it is a registered charity helping
South Ayrshire residents with housing problems.
A major part of the Centre's work is to provide advice, information, advocacy, representation and tenure sustainment
for people who are homeless or are threatened with homelessness.
People can call at Ayr Housing Aid Centre, telephone 01292 288111 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org or
The charity was founded in 1992 to raise money to support the children of Belarus, whose lives will be forever affected
by the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986. The charity provides recuperative holidays, medical treatment,
and ongoing support for the innocent victims of the world's worst nuclear disaster - the children of Belarus and Ukraine.
The Ayrshire Link, with a growing band of people from all over Ayrshire working towards improving the lives of the Chernobyl
children they make a real difference. Local businesses, clubs, schools, tourist attractions and individuals have raised
money, donated clothes, and worked tirelessly to help the children who have visited Ayrshire.
The PDSA cares for the thousands of sick and injured pets across the UK. The organisation relies solely on public support and
receives no HM Government or National Lottery funding donations help to ensure that they have PetAid hospitals, veterinary
staff and medicines to enable them to treat the thousands of sick and injured pets we see each day.
Find out more about PDSA at www.pdsa.org.uk.
Riverside Care and Share
Riverside Care and Share is for people who are homeless, have been homeless or are vulnerable to homelessness. At the heart
of Care and Share is a weekly drop-in every Wednesday 2-4.30pm at Riverside Church (next door to the Job Centre Plus) on
John Street, Ayr. Here they provide a great meal, the opportunity to make new friends and to find out all about their various
Find out more about Riverside Care and Share at
RNLI (Troon and Girvan)
The RNLI is a charity that saves lives at sea. The volunteers provide an on call search and rescue service 24 hours a
day 365 days of year.
The brave volunteers of the lifeboat stations at Troon and Girvan provide a service to everyone who passes through
the waters along the coast of South Ayrshire and beyond. Whether it is a rescue at sea, at a river or helping with
serious flooding in towns they are always there.
The charity relies on funding from the public to support the invaluable work it carries out, find out more at
Each year SeAscape helps around 180 households to find suitable affordable accommodation and provide
on-going housing support. It provides a rent deposit guarantee scheme, tenancy support and a befriending
service. Since 1999, it has helped people aged sixteen and over who are in housing need and wish to
rent a property from a private landlord but do not have the deposit.
People already in a local authority property can apply for help, but first they must contact South Ayrshire
Housing Offices to arrange a Housing Options Interview. The Council can then refer people to SeAscape for
an appointment. You can contact SeAscape on 01292 611600 or call at their offices in Kyle street, Ayr.
If you are not accommodated by the local authority or are in a private let, you can make a self referral to
SeAscape's Main Street office on 01292 290035 or
South Ayrshire Women's Aid
Women's Aid is the national domestic violence charity that helps up to 250,000 women and children every year. It works to
end violence against women and children, and support over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the country.
More than two women per week are killed by current or ex-partners, and one in four women in the UK experience domestic
violence in their lifetime, so the work they carry out is vital.
Domestic abuse knows no boundaries it can happen in poor households and rich ones, to women and children of all ages. Men can
also be victims of domestic abuse.
Find out more at