Engaging our communities
Strengthening our communities
South Ayrshire Council and Voluntary Action South Ayrshire (VASA) are working in partnership to offer assistance and support
to communities, groups, voluntary organisations, social enterprises, co-operatives, trusts and Community Councils locally
free of charge. Please see full details in the Strengthening our Communities flyer.
Our Annual Community Conference
Each year we hold an annual conference to enable members of our community and voluntary
sector organisations to get together with our community planning partners and elected
The first conference was held in June 2008 with the second a year later in June
South Ayrshire Council is committed to providing capacity building support to our communities throughout South
Ayrshire and have recently developed a programme of support which included assistance with consultations and
community engagement, sourcing funding, how to promote and market your organisation, how to develop a social
enterprise, committee skills and governance and management. For further information please contact
South Ayrshire Community Planning Partnership is committed to engaging with our
communities in order to work effectively in partnership to deliver sustained improvements
to our citizens and to understand the needs of our communities and involve them
in setting priorities and shaping services.
Rural Ayrshire 21
The initiative is the result of collaborative working between the three Ayrshire Councils, securing funding from the European LEADER project to create Ayrshire 21.
Ayrshire 21 is a programme to encourage local action across rural Ayrshire. It is working with 21 communities to help them gear up for sustainable community development. The communities taking part include those that have missed out in the past.
South Ayrshire Community Action Plans