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
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.
Ayrshire Women's Hub is 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 Community Transport (SACT) is a registered charity established to provide a transport service for isolated communities and for individuals who would otherwise struggle to access transport due to their age, mental or physical disability, illness or poverty. SACT is seeking funding support to provide transport to bring older residents of rural villages in North Carrick into a weekly lunch club. SACT provides a minibus and driver. The bus travels around the villages picking up the passengers then takes them to a community venue where they can enjoy a freshly cooked meal and good company.
Girvan FC run 2 walking football sessions a week for people aged 50 and over. They currently have 30 people attending. The fitness level of some of the over 50's has improved so much that they now play 'normal running' 5-a-sides on a Sunday evening. In order to encourage more activities such as relaxed walking football, relaxed rugby, handball and cycling the group require funding to help cover the cost of hiring facilities, coaches and to purchase equipment.
Barrhill Primary PTA is a group made up of parents/carers of the school children at Barrhill Primary School. The main aim of the group is to fundraise and organise events for the children. They would like to create a quiet area in the school grounds, beneath a wicker gazebo type structure where children can sit together or alone as they so wish. Funding would enable them to purchase the equipment they need to create this space that would include a communal seating area, a bug hotel, a sensory area and a patch of wild flowers.
Girvan Men's Shed is run to encourage men to access opportunities for increased citizenship and community development through the Scottish Men's Shed Association. New practical skills can be learned and the social side of the 'shedders' is of great benefit to some individuals, who normally have little contact with others. The local Football Club agreed to give the group full use of one of their redundant porta cabins to be used as a space where they can sit and chat or play chess, draughts, snooker, table football or assemble jigsaws in a convivial friendly atmosphere. The cabin has a leaking roof which they have tried to repair without success. The old flat roof needs replaced with a new pitched roof. The design and construction could be carried out by the Shedders themselves and they are seeking funding to cover the costs of the materials needed to do the work.
Craigie Community Council would like to purchase a defibrillator for use by the community. They have managed to raise £1,325 towards the cost of this at a local craft fair. They are looking for funding support of £200 towards the purchase of the defibrillator and a further £200 for fitting and electrical work.

Anyone looking to assist with any of the above projects please contact Marion Young, Community Planning Officer within South Ayrshire Council marion.young@south-ayrshire.gov.uk