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.

Group name
Church of the Nazarene
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?
The Foodbank is seeking to expand its operations into areas which require legal indemnity for the Trustees. We are looking for a person with legal experience of establishing a SCIO who can talk through the steps, review the activities and write the SCIO constitution to reflect the new activities and their complexities. If a SCIO is not suitable then advise on the best legal form the Foodbank should be adopting. We are looking to have the new legal form registered with the appropriate regulator by end of March 2022.
Wish 2: Type of wish
Request for voluntary time from contractor - general (e.g. helping at an event, general labour for a project)
Wish 2: What do you need?
We are having a new ramp system built onto containers to connect it to the back hall of the church. The installers require an area to be cleared of stones and soil to make the ground level for the new ramp system to be placed. A Building warrant is currently being discuss and there would be an 8 week order time for the ramp system. It is the aspiration that the ground would be levelled in time for January 2022. We have drawings of the area and measurements have been made by church members who have the technical expertise. There is space for a mini digger to enter the church grounds which is accessed by a small opening for a side gate. If entering from the front of the church, that is larger. Inspection is advisable.
Wish 3: Type of wish
Status
Wish 1: In Progress; Wish 2: Available for selection;
Group name
The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety
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 looking for free or low cost architectural drawings for the renovation of the lean-to. There is currently a lean-to in our courtyard area. We hope to convert it into a cafe area for our vulnerable clients / possibly the public. The lean-to needs extensive work on the walls, ceiling, windows, doors and electrics (lighting and sockets). Also we need to think about refurbishing the gate area. I have photos of the area in question if needed
Wish 2: Type of wish
Other (please specify in your next answer)
Wish 2: What do you need?
We are looking for any type of support and or materials to help us get the lean-to up and running and into a useable space. We need professional people ie an electrician and materials to make this happen Any help and support would be gratefully received
Wish 3: Type of wish
Status
Wish 1: In progress; Wish 2: Available for selection
Group name
Beith and District Community Council
Locality
Garnock Valley
Wish 1: Type of wish
Financial (donation of money)
Wish 1: What do you need?
Beith and District Community Council have been restoring an unforgotten garden known locally as The Coronation Garden in Wilson Street Beith. The garden was created at the time of Queen Elizabeth II coronation in 1953. We have installed 3 benches - WW11 bench; Keyworker bench and Queen's Platinum Jubilee bench. We have planted 2 memorial trees - HRH Prince Philip and COVID memorial trees. We have now restored the draught board and have draughts being made to bring this back into use for the community. We are requiring the paths to be resurfaced to provide easier and safer access to our community members and have commenced discussion with a local contractor FINCO, Gateside. We are looking for a donation towards the cost of the work on the paths. We have platinum jubilee events planned to take place at the garden on 2 June 2022 and would request that works are completed by this time to allow us to host our events.
Wish 2: Type of wish
Request for voluntary time from contractor - specific (e.g. specific financial, business, design or other skill-based support)
Wish 2: What do you need?
We are looking to install a flagpole in the garden. We are requesting expert support in carrying out risk assessment and installation of the flagpole and commenced discussion with CK Contracts, Glengarnock, but are open to discussions with other contractors who may be able to support us with the installation. We would like this completed in time for our platinum jubilee events to be held in the garden on 2 June 2022. We will be raising a Queen's Platinum Jubilee flag at this time.
Wish 3: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 3: What do you need?
We are requesting a donation of a flagpole to be installed in the garden. We would like this completed in time for our platinum jubilee events to be held in the garden on 2 June 2022. We will be raising a Queen's Platinum Jubilee flag at this time.
Status
Wish 1: In discussion; Wish 2: In discussion; Wish 3: In progress
Group name
Irvine and Troon Cancer Care
Locality
Irvine
Wish 1: Type of wish
Other (please specify in your next answer)
Wish 1: What do you need?
Volunteer drivers to help transport cancer patients to hospital appointments. There is no deadline for this project as it runs seven days a week 52 weeks of the year excluding Christmas Day and New Years day
Wish 2: Type of wish
Financial (donation of money)
Wish 2: What do you need?
**Wish fulfilled by Swarco** We supply this service free of charge. We are totally self funded and rely on donations from friends and family of the patients. We get no financial support from the NHS or Government bodies. There is no deadline for the offer of financial support as we require the funds to keep the charity providing the transport
Wish 3: Type of wish
Status
Wish 1: In discussion; Wish 2: Completed
Group name
West Kilbride Community Support Group
Locality
North Coast
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?
The yellow Barrow community garden also know as the 'secret garden' due to its hidden elevated location is on the Main street in West Kilbride. The ground requires a a lot of work initially with the view that this space will become a small haven where new horticultural life will thrive, which in turn can be enjoyed by all the community whether it's for educational purposes, growing their own produce or whether they're coming to pick some fruit or vegetables to take home and turn them into affordable nutritious meals. The ground is currently sloped, uneven and filled with rubble, glass and overgrown shrubs and foliage. Volunteers are currently doing their best by hand, and extra help, especially from contractors who have the know-how, or the right equipment to help turn over the ground and made it a good solid foundation in order to develop a successful community garden space.
Wish 2: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 2: What do you need?
The community garden, urgently requires a safe entrance - at present the elevated location and uneven ground means that there is no level platform upon entering. The rest of the space isn't level either, therefore once the ground has been cleared of debris and has been over turned we would require: ~ fresh compost for the ground so we can grow (at the moment its only a rough guess but several tonnes would be required) ~ timber for raised beds and planters, timber/decking to create some form of platform that would be approximately 15ftx10ft although the final measurements would be led by professional opinion on what they felt was best for our space ~Small tool storage shed ~strong weed membrane for planters (several rolls would be required). ~pots of outdoor paint so we can add colour to our future planters ~skip/rubbish removal so we can safely dispose of the debris and garden waste The deadline for clearing the debris and working the ground to a suitable starting point to begin future work on is early next year, 2022. Work is taking place at the moment but with changing weather conditions and reduced daily lighting the task is becoming a race against time.
Wish 3: Type of wish
Financial (donation of money)
Wish 3: What do you need?
A donation of money towards the West Kilbride Community Support Group would enable us to sustain our village larder for as long as we possibly can. A financial donation, rather than a food one, would enable us to identify and purchase items that families require that we might not necessarily get via food donarions regularly, E.g baby food, baby formula, baby toiletries, or 'free from' items for those with allergies. These are more expensive items that people might not think of donating, especially if it's something they don't buy in their own regular shop. Moreover, a financial donation would enable the group to purchase essential items for the secret garden should we not receive our wish for materials mentioned above. Looking to the future we will require money for bulbs, plants etc. 100% of the money would be used to benefit our community members who use the Larder, and through the develop of our community garden, we aim to provide a sustainable space where everyone can access a safe space whether it be to keep a healthy life, or whether it's for the more essential access to fresh food at little or no cost.
Status
Wish 1: In discussion; Wish 2: Available for selection; Wish 3: Available for Selection
Group name
Turning Point Scotland, North Ayrshire Prevention, Early intervention And Recovery (P.E.A.R.) Service
Locality
Three Towns
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 community gardens that can take a lot of time to upkeep so support to do this would be beneficial. We also have groups space that is always welcome to be refreshed with painting etc.
Wish 2: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 2: What do you need?
We have community gardens that always need developed with raw materials.
Wish 3: Type of wish
Financial (donation of money)
Wish 3: What do you need?
We always like to hold events to raise awareness of support although don't always have the funds within our budget to do so.
Status
Wish 1: In discussion; Wish 2: Available for selection; Wish 3: Available for selection
Group name
Scottish Pony Partners
Locality
Kilwinning
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?
Our portakabin, which hosts our classroom, office and eating area has been very badly water damaged and is now unusable. We have gained some funding from the national lottery for refurbishment, but we would really appreciate some support to help complete the work and get the building weatherproofed. With winter fast approaching our sharers and clients need somewhere safe and warm to learn.
Wish 2: Type of wish
Request for voluntary time from contractor - specific (e.g. specific financial, business, design or other skill-based support)
Wish 2: What do you need?
We would really appreciate some advice and skilled tradespeople to help us understand what we need to do to get our portakabin watertight again, as we don't have the knowledge about where to begin. With winter approaching access to these amenities would be greatly appreciated as soon as possible.
Wish 3: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 3: What do you need?
Request for Type 1 stone to finish drainage system.
Status
Wish 1: In discussion; Wish 2: Available for selection; Wish 3: Available for selection
Group name
Beith Community Development Trust
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 are a community led organisation set up by local people to reverse a spiral of decline which has affected our community for 3 decades. We operate income generating businesses which creates jobs for local people, e.g. event space hire, 3G football pitch hire, AirBnB offer, events and festivals, caravan and camping infrastructure. We facilitate community services which offer support to people affected by isolation and loneliness and / or challenging life circumstances, including befriending services and supported employment opportunities, and we facilitate a community programme which creates opportunities for people to participate and learn in a variety of areas. We have a large site and the roads and car parking area need a lot of upkeep with continual patching of the tarmac, we would appreciate some help with this
Wish 2: Type of wish
IT equipment (donation)
Wish 2: What do you need?
We are always looking for screens and laptops
Wish 3: Type of wish
Request for voluntary time from contractor - specific (e.g. specific financial, business, design or other skill-based support)
Wish 3: What do you need?
Management development training/support
Status
Wish 1: In discussion; Wish 2: Available for selection; Wish 3: Available for selection
Group name
Arran Development Trust
Locality
Arran
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 collaboration of island groups and individuals that are considering a not-for-profit community bid for the old ferry terminal at Brodick. It's a big ask, we are looking for a commercial valuation on the Old Pier at Brodick, a building of approx 300m sq. This needs to be within the next two/three weeks as our tender needs to be submitted by 18th August and as part of that we need to determine what lease we would be prepared to pay. This is difficult when we've no idea of the value of the building - perhaps we should be placing an offer to purchase instead?
Wish 2: Type of wish
Request for voluntary time from contractor - general (e.g. helping at an event, general labour for a project)
Wish 2: What do you need?
Any support towards adaptations if required would be helpful.
Wish 3: Type of wish
Financial (donation of money)
Wish 3: What do you need?
Building materials. Green heating and lighting support
Status
Wish 1: In discussion; Wish 2: Available for selection; Wish 3: Available for selection
Group name
Kilwinning Bowling Club
Locality
Kilwinning
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?
The club are looking at adding to their offer by providing changing areas and toilets specifically for women and girls. This is something they currently don't have. They are looking to purchase a portacabin that would suit their requirements. Their wish for the community benefit is for a contractor to assist with the provision of specialist skills, specifically the electricity (installation, advice and connections). The club hopes to have the new changing cabin in place by March 2022, so support as close as possible to this date would be ideal.
Wish 2: Type of wish
Request for voluntary time from contractor - specific (e.g. specific financial, business, design or other skill-based support)
Wish 2: What do you need?
To ensure the changing facilities are fully fit for purpose, the club is also seeking support from a contractor who can help them to make connections to water and waste services. Again, as close as possible to the projected March 2022 end date would be really helpful.
Wish 3: Type of wish
Status
Wish 1: In discussion; Wish 2: Available for selection
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