Supporting community initiatives

14th July 2016


Ayrshire Housing has launched a new Building Community Capacity Fund.

It’s particularly aimed at helping smaller groups who want to improve their engagement with their community or to develop new a community initiative.  Ayrshire Housing is especially interested in exploring opportunities to provide practical assistance alongside financial support.

One of our first awards is to Lochside Mission and Outreach to support a children’s summer lunch club in this Ayr neighbourhood. Ayrshire Housing’s chair was delighted to hand over a cheque for £200 to Dylan Harper from the Mission. Rhonda said “as a community focused organisation, we are delighted to be able to support and work with other likeminded organisations”.

The association  welcomes applications which directly involve its tenants, or would at least be of general benefit to tenants or housing applicants. The fund builds on a longstanding commitment to contribute to community activities such as galas, and gardening and sports clubs. We also welcome suggestions from our tenants for modest donations to such initiatives alongside direct applications.

Download further details here:

Building Community Capacity Leaflet (pdf)

Outline Proposal Form (MS Word)