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Community groups seeking support

The table below shows current South Ayrshire based community groups that are seeking support. The below list can be a useful guide to contracted suppliers to help provide ideas of what projects South Ayrshire currently has in the pipeline therefore helping the contracted suppliers to determine what they can offer to achieve completion of their compulsory or voluntary Community Benefits, as stated in their contract.

The below table will be updated monthly and will also be sent out to all contracted suppliers bi-annually.

Community Requests

Girvan & District Riding Club - A small, friendly, encouraging and all-inclusive riding club. Core membership of 30 varies in age from 7 to 72 years old. The Club would like assistance with general running costs and of putting on events to encourage new members

Marr Young Person's Allotment Group - One of the plots at Troon allotment has been reserved for use by local young people from Marr College. The group would like to offer more young people the opportunity to become involved in the allotment. Their request is for assistance with the costs of equipment, waterproof clothing, storage containers, seeds and plants.

Maidens Tea Club - was established to provide the older residents of Maidens and South Carrick with friendship and fun. There are currently 30 members, aged from 66 to 94. The Tea Club would like to request financial support to help with the costs of hall hire, activities and travel.

O'Shays FASD - 80% of children in care in the UK have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. O'Shays is a non-profit community enterprise which provides support for families affected by FASD, alongside training for health professionals and teachers. They need support with general running costs and with the maintenance of premises.

Ayrshire Women's Hub - work with women and their families facing complex, interlinked issues including domestic abuse, mental ill health, addiction and homelessness. They are requesting support with the day to day running costs of support services and the Hub premises in the centre of Ayr.

Maybole Juniors FC - The aim of this group is to promote football to all ages in Maybole and surrounding villages.  They would like funding support to help with the cost of improving the toilet facilities at Ladywell Stadium in Maybole.

Maybole and District RBL - in July 2021 this group celebrated their 100 year anniversary.  They are hosting a commemorative dinner for past and present members and would like to hand out some commemorative piece to attendees to recognise the date.

Dundonald SWI - They should have celebrated 100 years of their organisation being formed on Feb 2021 but couldn't organise anything due to COVID and restrictions.  Now that things are easing, they would like to hold a celebration meal with up to 35 members £800 - £1000 would cover most of these costs.

28th Ayrshire (Troon) Scout Group - The 28th Ayrshire is a registered charity. The group provides adventurous activities, personal development opportunities and fun for young people between the ages of 5 and 25. Scouting is inclusive and open to all young people. We also offer a range of rewarding volunteering opportunities for adults with full training and support provided.

28th Ayrshire Scout Group are looking for donations of cash or materials/labour to help maintain their buildings and equipment.

Monkton Community Council - The group existsto represent the interests of people living in Monkton and is at the heart of village life, ensuring that Monkton remains a safe and healthy place to live. The group are looking for someone to fit Christmas Braided Lights to 4 lampposts in the village. Monkton Community Council has already purchased the lights ready to be fitted. Lamppost numbers would be R14 Main Street R4 R5 Kilmarnock Road and R33 Station Road
Ayr Arts Guild - Ayr Arts Guild is a registered charity. They organise an annual series of classical concerts in Ayr Town Hall, bringing world class orchestras and soloists to South Ayrshire. An opportunity to support Ayr's annual series of classical concerts. For over 30 years local charity Ayr Arts Guild has been able to bring the finest orchestras, conductors, and soloists to perform in Ayr Town Hall. To ensure this important cultural event can continue, Ayr Arts Guild is seeking sponsorship from companies with a shared interest in promoting the arts across South Ayrshire. Main sponsors' support will be acknowledged on promotional materials.
The Ayr Ark - The Ayr Ark is a project that has been running in Ayr for the last 18 years. Their vision is to Engage, Equip and Empower young people, between the age of 11 and 18, who live in Ayr and surrounding areas to help improve their future. Many of the young people who attend the Ark come from deprived areas of Ayr. They require funding to continue the work they do with young people. This involves paying staff, buying equipment, and providing food for the young people.

Anyone looking to assist with any of the above projects please contact our internal Community Planning team on grants@south-ayrshire.gov.uk.