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Calling All Local Community Groups - Our Community Benefits Wishlist Is Open!


South Ayrshire Council's Community Benefits Wishlist is open for submissions.

Suppliers who win any major contract with the Council must commit to supporting local causes. This can be through activities such as community enhancement; training and employment opportunities; work placements; school curriculum support; and business supply chain development.

The Wishlist is open to any community group, organisation, association, or charity within South Ayrshire who would like to request external support. Contractors will then be directed to the Wishlist and put in touch with community groups if they can help with the request.  

There are no guarantees around how long it might take for wishes to be selected, and we unfortunately can't promise that your request will be fulfilled. However, we will do all we can to signpost contractors who work with the Council to the requests on the portal, and promote the many opportunities to give back to them as part of our procurement processes.

Councillor Bob Pollock, South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Economic Development said: "Community benefits are a way of ensuring that the financial impact of the council spending money isn't just benefitting the contract holder, but local people too."

"Some examples of community benefits that contractors could provide is for staff to plant trees in a local green space; supplying materials for a community build; or providing training and workshops for local community groups."

"This is a fantastic incentive, and I would encourage all local community groups, organisations and charities to submit their wishes on our website."

For further information and guidance on submitting a wish to the Community Benefits Wishlist, visit our website.