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
Ayrshire Schools Football Association are organising a Pan Ayrshire football competition which historically has seen most schools in Ayrshire enter at least one team. The competition is open to both boys and girls and is run at under 13, 14, 15, 16 and senior level. From this, representative teams are formed at both under 15 and under 18 level that competes against other teams from throughout Scotland. This competition and the Scottish Cup give children and young people the opportunity to represent their school and the district teams. The organisation is looking for financial support that will assist with the running costs of the cup competition, referees fees, pitch hire and travel costs for the teams in the Scottish Cup competition.
Kyle Figure Skating Club run classes from Snowtots aged 3yrs, Sk8uk classes from age 5yrs to Star classes where pupils have progressed from previous two classes and up to gold badge. Some of their members have qualified to skate for Great Britain and they also compete nationally and internationally. The club are looking for financial support to purchase equipment and to contribute to the running costs.
The Ayr Ark is a Registered charity which aims to engage, equip and empower young people. Offers youth club (60 + regular attendees) and other diversionary evening activities for young people. The group are seeking support with running costs.
Kincaidston Community Centre are a newly elected constituted group who are motivated and enthusiastic about providing various programmes and initiatives for local people of all ages including community events, sporting activities and family events. Funding is requested to cover the costs of community events designed to bring local people together and combat social isolation.
The Lochside Neighbourhood Group is a constituted group with the aim of improving the overall health and wellbeing of local people of all ages. The group provides a wide range of activities and programmes including environmental initiatives, community events, and family celebrations and encourages local residents to get involved in decision making. Grant requested to cover the cost of Community Events to combat social isolation.
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.
Victoria Court Residents Association has an average age of 76 years. They have no capacity to organise fundraising activities but need a social calendar to maintain a vigorous interest in life. Funding will cover costs of social events and entertainment
Millfriars Tenants & Residents Association is a group of residents who live on the periphery of Ayr town centre and witness high volumes of anti-social behaviour. Small community events lift their spirits hugely and bond them as a group. Funding is requested to cover the cost of holding a Christmas event.
Dailly Activity Centre (the Centre) is run on a not-for-profit basis by volunteers from the village of Dailly in South Carrick. The Centre provides a modern gym, large games hall, space for children’s parties and a range of community activities. They are hoping to identify contractors who, through their community benefit offering, can make a contribution to the successful operation of the Centre by for example: provision of maintenance and repair services, upgrades to equipment, financial contribution to running costs.
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 cenre 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 functios that keep the company running smoothly.
Fort, Seafield and Wallacetoun Community Council run a series of 35 lunchtime concerts featuring the fine pipe organ in Ayr Town Hall, for the benefit of the community. The concerts are appreciated by all members of the community, particularly older people and disabled people who may be partically sited or blind, and wheelchair bound listeners. This initiative encourages people to remain active, meet friends and listen to the music. To enable the group to keep the admission price affordable at £3 per head they would like financial support to help towards the running of these concerts.
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.