The South Ayrshire Charitable Trust is set to improve the lives of people living in South Ayrshire who are in need as a result of poverty, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantages.
The Trust would like to hear from groups or individuals who could benefit from a substantial pot of funding totalling £760,000.
The South Ayrshire Charitable Trust is made up of sixteen former trusts which operated throughout South Ayrshire. The Council has brought all of these trusts together into one organisation but the geographic rules still apply which means the £760,000 fund is split as follows:
Ayr - £563,500
Barr - £500
Girvan - £50,000
Coylton - £7,000
Maybole - £3,395
Prestwick & Monkton - £126,000
Troon - £9,500
There is maximum award of £10,000 for applications to the Ayr, Prestwick & Monkton fund. A limit of £5,000 is in place for applications from Girvan.
Funding is available to groups, organisations and individuals provided they can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the trustees that it will be used to help people in need.
If you are interested in applying, please visit www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/funding for an application form. Completed forms should be sent to:
South Ayrshire Charitable Trust
c/o Marion Young
Community Planning Officer
Economy, Neighbourhood and Environment
Ayr KA7 1DR
Alternatively, you can email your completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org For more information or to have an application form sent to you, please phone 01292 612626 or use the above email address.
Claire Monaghan, Head of Communities at South Ayrshire Council said: "This is a major opportunity to make a big difference to lots of people in our communities. The original trusts were set up to help people and I am sure the founders would approve of this new approach as we have pooled resources to assist as many people as possible. This is only the first round of funding and we will keep going until all of the £760,000 has been used for good causes."