Community Benefits Wishlist submissions

You can find all current wishes from groups and Third Sector organisations in North Ayrshire below.

The statuses are:

  • Available for Selection – wishes that are open for offers of help
  • In Discussion – wishes that we are currently negotiating
  • In Progress – wishes that have a contractor and completion date agreed

View some examples of our completed wishes to see how you could make a difference.

If you are a North Ayrshire Council contractor and are interested in delivering one of these wishes, please email communitybenefits@north-ayrshire.gov.uk to discuss the next steps.

Please note: We are aware of a temporary issue with wishlist submissions not displaying, this should be resolved within a few days.

Group name
Drum4urlife
Locality
Three Towns
Wish 1: Type of wish
Other (please specify in your next answer)
Wish 1: What do you need?
Drum4urlife is a community drumming group aiming to support people who cope with mental health issues. We meet each Wednesday afternoon in Ardrossan and our sessions are led by Michelle Connolly who is a community musician. Sessions are delivered through a drum circle using djembes (African drums) and assorted percussion including boom whackers. We successfully bid for support through the Communities Mental Health Fund which allows us to arrange outreach sessions across North Ayrshire. We have been invited to participate in a fund raising concert on behalf of Ayrshire Cancer Support to be held at Ardeer Golf Club on the afternoon of 15 May. Most of our group rely on public transport but Ardeer Golf Club isn't easy to reach. It would be great if any local firms could help with minibus transport. We would agree on a suitable pick up point within the Three Towns around 1.30pm on 15 May allowing the group and equipment to be taken to the golf club. The concert is scheduled to begin at 2 pm and finish at 5 pm. We anticipate around 10 of our group plus assorted equipment.
Wish 2: Type of wish
Other (please specify in your next answer)
Wish 2: What do you need?
We would love to find suitable storage for our equipment which consists of approximately 10 African drums and assorted percussion in bags. Currently our community musician and group office bearers are taking equipment home after each event. This already causes difficulties if instruments and percussion are required for specific purposes and will be more problematic with the new drums we've ordered. We will need space for 24 drums and 4 or 5 bags of assorted percussion. Ideally we would need a secure, dry location with shelving and easy vehicle access to collect and return equipment.
Wish 3: Type of wish
Status
Wish 1: In progress; Wish 2: Available for selection
Group name
Millport Town Hall
Locality
North Coast
Wish 1: Type of wish
Financial (donation of money)
Wish 1: What do you need?
£1000. This will help us enormously with seed funding to see us through the early first months financially when we open in October 2022: Hallmaster venue booking software = £425 Miscrosoft 365 for 7 users = £114 Google Workspace = £216 Google Users x 3 = £162 TOTAL = £971
Wish 2: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 2: What do you need?
Display unit (e.g. https://www.panelwarehouse.com/display-boards-c2/jumbo-display-stands-and-boards-c117/mobile-jumbo-display-boards-4-panel-aluminium-frame-p665 ) TOTAL = £366 To date we have raised over £2.5 m for this project, and as a result we have an extremely large venue we need to fill to make it an informative and stimulating space. These portable boards could be used in any of the three main spaces for events and information and would be a real asset to the project.
Wish 3: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 3: What do you need?
**Completed by Gap Communications - read about it here: http://northayrshire.community/cbw-case-studies/gap-communications-and-millport-town-hall-march-2022/** One of our aims is to provide a safe indoor space for the youth of the island who currently have nowhere to go in the evening and nowhere to go when the weather is bad. This sports equipment will help us: 2 x table tennis sets = nets/8 balls/8 bats = £49.98 – Amazon Sportneer 2 x mini tennis posts = £252 24 short tennis balls = pureracketssport.com = £26.50 8 x short racquets TOTAL = £441
Status
Wish 1: Available for selection; Wish 2: Available for selection; Wish 3: Completed
Group name
Evolution Skatepark
Locality
Three Towns
Wish 1: Type of wish
Request for voluntary time from contractor - specific (e.g. specific financial, business, design or other skill-based support)
Wish 1: What do you need?
We are a charity run outdoor skatepark. It has recently been taken over by a new board who are currently trying to rejuvenate the park. It is fairly run down and needs a lot of repairs. We are working on trying to bring a regular income in to park and linking up with local groups and schools in area making the park accessible to all. We also want to make the park look more inviting to the community. Initally, we're looking for a plumber - repairs within our public toilets
Wish 2: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 2: What do you need?
External fire door for one of our units and for it to be fitted.
Wish 3: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 3: What do you need?
Boards and paint - To allow kids to paint a mural or design to hide the unsightly cabins.
Status
Wish 1: Available for selection; Wish 2: Available for selection; Wish 3: Available for selection
Group name
Loudoun Montgomery parent council
Locality
Irvine
Wish 1: Type of wish
Request for voluntary time from contractor - general (e.g. helping at an event, general labour for a project)
Wish 1: What do you need?
We have raised nearly £10000 to build an outdoor leaning class room and sensory garden within the school grounds to enhance our kids learning. We have the cash to buy all Materials, we need help with the groundwork’s and building the wooden structure. The wooden outdoor classroom we want to have is the same as the one in Kilwinning Academy. We can provide pictures/ photos of the building. Clerk of Works have been out and planning permission is not needed. Please help !
Wish 2: Type of wish
Financial (donation of money)
Wish 2: What do you need?
We are looking for a donation to cover the cost of installing a fire pit in the sensory garden (estimated around £1000)
Wish 3: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 3: What do you need?
Finally, we would like to install 2 benches in the garden to make it a nice space to be
Status
Wish 1: Available for selection; Wish 2: Available for selection; Wish 3: Available for selection
Group name
MCR Pathways
Locality
Three Towns
Wish 1: Type of wish
Other (please specify in your next answer)
Wish 1: What do you need?
MCR Pathways is seeking support from local organisations and businesses to recruit staff members as mentors to a young person in one of 6 schools in North Ayrshire. MCR recruits, trains and supports highly committed mentors who meet their young people for a school period each week for a minimum of a year. The only requirement to become a mentor is simply a desire to help a young person and put them first. Building a positive relationship is based on non-judgemental listening and encouragement. Further information on the MCR programme in North Ayrshire can be found at www.mcrpathways.org or you can contact Alan Wade at the address provided. We will discuss with you how you and your people can support this nationally recognised programme across the authority area.
Wish 2: Type of wish
Wish 3: Type of wish
Status
In progress
Group name
Children 1st - North Ayrshire Family Wellbeing HUB
Locality
Irvine
Wish 1: Type of wish
Request for voluntary time from contractor - general (e.g. helping at an event, general labour for a project)
Wish 1: What do you need?
Children 1st, North Ayrshire are moving from the current premises to a new location within the community. This move is planned to take place towards the end of the year. Initially the move will be made as a transfer of lease from our current premises in Bourtreehill but will progress towards a full community asset transfer in the following months. Our first wish would be for support to decorate the new premises so that we could continue to offer a bright and welcoming space to the community. The space is a large hall with separate rooms that would also benefit from re-decor.
Wish 2: Type of wish
Wish 3: Type of wish
Status
In discussion
Group name
Arran Youth Foundations
Locality
Arran
Wish 1: Type of wish
Request for voluntary time from contractor - general (e.g. helping at an event, general labour for a project)
Wish 1: What do you need?
We have odd jobs needing done around the youth cabins, such as shelves needing put up and a dart board needing hung, which due to the construction of the portacabin walls we wouldn't like to attempt ourselves! As well as this, as the cabins are starting to get older, we have regular repairs needing done. In the last year or two, we have had to replace damp flooring, the whole kitchen floor/cabinet, and patch up a section of wall, due to damp. It would be amazing to have a local contractor who is willing to donate their time to do this when needed.
Wish 2: Type of wish
Wish 3: Type of wish
Status
In Discussion
Group name
Mecoco
Locality
Garnock Valley
Wish 1: Type of wish
Request for voluntary time from contractor - specific (e.g. specific financial, business, design or other skill-based support)
Wish 1: What do you need?
We need to build a Changing Place toilet (i.e. with a tracking hoist, changing plinth etc) to afford our team their dignity and safety at work. We have the space and most of the funding to complete the project, but we are still looking for the tracking hoist to fit into the Changing Place, and would welcome discussions around either donations of the hoist itself or financial support to purchase one.
Wish 2: Type of wish
Wish 3: Type of wish
Status
Available for selection
Group name
Enable Scotland - Bute Walk
Locality
North Coast
Wish 1: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 1: What do you need?
We are supporting people to move into their own homes within the supported accommodation in Largs, we are looking for Garden Furniture , Gazebos and some pots with lovely flowers to make our shared courtyard colourful and welcoming for the people we support to enjoy their outside space.
Wish 2: Type of wish
Wish 3: Type of wish
Status
Available for selection
Group name
CEIS Ayrshire
Locality
Irvine
Wish 1: Type of wish
IT equipment (donation)
Wish 1: What do you need?
CEIS Ayrshire piloted a Youth HUB in Ardrossan for 16-24 year olds. The programme was a huge success but in order for us to take it to all localities in North Ayrshire we require 12 laptops to make this possible.
Wish 2: Type of wish
Wish 3: Type of wish
Status
Available for selection
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