Community groups seeking support

The table below shows some community groups looking for help, which Suppliers may find a useful guide as to some ways that they can achieve either Compulsory or Voluntary Community Benefits, as stated in their contract. This table will be updated monthly and will also be sent out to suppliers bi-annually, with new projects, or some still looking for help:

Anyone looking to assist with any of these projects, please contact marion.young@south-ayrshire.gov.uk

Community requests
Ballantrae Development Trust would like to upgrade Ballantrae Play Park. Plans include installing a MUGA, trampoline, upgrading play equipment, new benches / seating and creating new paths with exercise equipment. BDT has made progress with fundraising but are short of target and require funding, equipment and labour.
Ayr Boswell Youth Football Club is the oldest youth football club in the area having been founded in 1963 and caters for young footballers from 5 years to 19 years old. The club is looking for sponsorship.
The Ayrshire Music Festival is a Scottish charity, run by volunteers, with membership of the British and International Federation of Festivals and provides a platform for competitive and non-competitive public amateur performance where participants are encouraged to perform and are given advice by professionally qualified adjudicators. The age groups participating range from children of nursery school age to senior citizens in solo, ensemble, choral, orchestral and instrumental competitions. Funding is required to help cover the cost of the venues required for the Ayrshire Festival in 2019.
Belleisle Conservatory Limited consists of directors, a committee, volunteers and general members totalling more than 300. The group would like to see the conservatory restored, creating a local heritage centre for display and education purposes for use by the local community, volunteer groups and visitors to the park. The group would like support with a Business Management and CRM System to help automate the administrative and day to day business functions that keep the company running smoothly.
Ayr Arts Guild is seeking sponsorship from companies with a shared interest in promoting the arts across South Ayrshire. The Ayr Concert Series has been running for over 30 years and local charity, Ayr Arts Guild, has been able to bring the finest orchestras, conductors and soloists to perform in Ayr Town Hall. The programme is always varied with broad appeal, attracting live audiences in excess of 200 people and broadcasts on Radio 3 reaching many more. Main sponsors' support will be acknowledged on promotional materials.
Ayrshire Women's Hub are looking to provide a safe space for children, by offering a drop in crèche service for vulnerable children. The Duke of Edinburgh Scheme has offered to help with construction, however they still require materials and tradesmen to certify the work. Items requested include a stair lift, plasterboard, framing wood and building materials for internal walls, 2 xc children sized toilets, 2 x sinks and small wooden structures for playing.
South Ayrshire Holiday Meals Programme provides meals and activities to children in areas of deprivation. This programme runs in four communities in South Ayrshire and provides approximately 1000 meals over a week in school holidays. The programme works with community partners to deliver a fun programme for children which lunch is provided at. The programme is looking for funding to assist with the costs of providing this valuable service.
Dundonald Community Sports, Recreation & Heritage Association's aims are to provide improved facilities for sport; organise and promote festivals and events; development of improved play facilities; protection, management and interpretation of Dundonald's heritage as well as providing opportunities for volunteering and protection of the built and natural environment. The group would like funding to purchase a notice board so they can inform the community of events and information regarding all aspects of news that is planned and happens in the Community.
FreshAyr CIC seeks to place creativity at the heart of our community. They offer new opportunities for people from all backgrounds and all abilities to participate in life-enriching creative activity and experience art first-hand. They aim to put citizens at the heart of discussions and decisions to shape local spaces, helping to create respectful, vibrant neighbourhoods. They are requesting financial support and/or practical assistance in terms of tradespeople and materials. They have secured premises and have begun to put on a programme of free exhibitions. A particular focus for FreshAyr is to reach young people and local residents, who may not normally visit a gallery, to encourage them to come along and get involved. However, without funding to cover the costs of putting on exhibitions we will be unable to continue this work. Their premises too are in need of repair and improvement – the time and expertise of tradespeople to help with this would be greatly appreciated.
South Ayrshire Youth Forum would like funding to support them with their objectives: to accurately portray the views of young people living in South Ayrshire; to represent young people's views and opinions on a local and national level; to change the perspective of young people through positive stories and volunteer work; make changes to services that affect young people to ensure they get the best out of the opportunities; accurately represent how young people feel about services and issues they face when talking about mental health; to help services adapt to ensure that young people's mental well-being is a top priority and can be supported and to actively change perceptions on mental health and well-being through conversations with professionals, families and young people.
Doors Open Day Ayrshire is an annual opportunity for members of the public to take a look inside buildings that are not normally open to the public or where a charge would otherwise be made. It is a free event for all the family to celebrate the built environment, architecture and local history. Volunteers from Kyle and Carrick Civic Society were pioneers with Glasgow in 1990 so this year is special - their 30th. They need more blue banners to display at each venue. In 2018, 10 banners cost £425. Help in kind or sponsorship of £500 would assist greatly. Credit will be given in the brochure which last year had a print run of c.10,000 and the robust banners will last.