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
Kilwinning Community Events
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?
Joiner to replace 3 locks on the toilets doors to improve access to the public toilets. Plus look at repairing damaged section I’d Woodwynd on fascia of building.
Wish 2: Type of wish
Sponsorship or fundraising support
Wish 2: What do you need?
Sponsorship of a section of picnic in the park or the community fireworks display.
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?
We are working towards the installation of a new crazy golf course in McGavin Park and are looking for contractor support to complete it. This would include creation of new crazy golf features and surfacing some of the exiting features surfaces, and we are open to working with more than one contractor to help improve the facilities in the park for our community.
Status
Wish 1: Available for selection; Wish 2: Available for selection; Wish 3: Available for selection
Group name
The Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine
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?
Support for maintenance works on our site including painting works, landscaping, repairs and maintenance. We also require support in our boatbuilding works with skilled tradesmen restoring historic vessels.
Wish 2: Type of wish
Sponsorship or fundraising support
Wish 2: What do you need?
We are working on several vessels and Sponsorship of these projects would enable us to ensure the survival of these historically important vessels.
Wish 3: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 3: What do you need?
We require materials and paint to undertake repairs and maintenance to our buildings. The supply of tools would also be welcome.
Status
Wish 1: Available for selection; Wish 2: Available for selection; Wish 3: Available for selection
Group name
Radio City Association
Locality
Garnock Valley
Wish 1: Type of wish
Financial (donation of money)
Wish 1: What do you need?
Any funding would be used to help renovate our community hub / office on Kilbirnie main street and support the redevelopment of the Knox Institute project, we have a CAT with NAC for the Knox Institute building but it is difficult to get grant funding for renovations to the building whilst its still not in our ownership we have done some renovation work ourselves using volunteer labour but some funding for some professionals wouldn't go amiss. This could also include buying of furniture / or donation of it, as well as other things for running an office such as stationery equipment or other activities that would allow to support volunteers in projects.
Wish 2: Type of wish
IT equipment (donation)
Wish 2: What do you need?
IT equipment of any kind for the RCA Community and Active Travel Hub on Kilbirnie Main Street to allow for development of electric valley project and also facilitating of active travel by allowing rental of ebikes and electric vehicles. we would take literally anything on offer - we dont require many there are only 3 of us working from it just now and occasional volunteers.. This could be 1 or 2 laptops, a scanner, printer, photocopier, shredder etc.
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?
Someone with expertise in financial modelling or a background in renewable energy construction such a a civil engineer who could provide costs for construction of projects. An architect or construction professional to help with re-development of Knox Institute or other projects proposed. Someone who could help us create a marketing video to market the electric valley project to get greater community engagement including access to the ebikes and active travel projects and our outdoor community gym etc.
Status
Wish 1: Available for selection; Wish 2: Available for selection; Wish 3: Available for Selection
Group name
Kilwinning Community Sports Club
Locality
Kilwinning
Wish 1: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 1: What do you need?
Looking for family picnic benches. Preferably made from recycled plastic but would take what’s available
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?
Looking for Project management company to assist with financial proposals for large project we are looking to undertake
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?
Looking for company to remove and dispose of unused shipping containers and make good ground when removed
Status
Wish 1: Available for selection; Wish 2: Available for selection; Wish 3: Available for selection
Group name
Garnock Valley Helping Hands
Locality
Garnock Valley
Wish 1: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 1: What do you need?
Our customers come through referrals from health professionals who are working with them. In particular the vulnerable family midwife team, social services and health visitors. There are items which cannot be recycled, like cot mattresses, baby bottles or nappies. We apply for funding to cover the costs of these and also the training and mileage costs that are incurred by our volunteers. We would really benefit from a donation of a commercial Washing Machine - this will speed up the process of getting clothes ready for recycling
Wish 2: Type of wish
IT equipment (donation)
Wish 2: What do you need?
Laptop and Printer for office use
Wish 3: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 3: What do you need?
Shelving and tubs for storage
Status
Wish 1: Available for selection; Wish 2: Available for selection; Wish 3: Available for selection
Group name
The Music Project
Locality
Garnock Valley
Wish 1: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 1: What do you need?
The Music Project provides opportunities for children and young people living in poverty to realise or showcase their musical interest and talents. We run weekly drop in sessions for guitar and drum lesson, a monthly open mic sessions and a Band Camp twice a year. Young people from the project have gone on to perform nationally and internationally and have told us that it gave them a chance to develop their talents that they would not have otherwise has access to. We are always looking for donations of music equipment, such as guitars, drums, PA, technical equipment etc to ensure that a range of young people are able to access music.
Wish 2: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 2: What do you need?
Mobile stages to enable our young people to put on performances at public events and outside the rehearsal space
Wish 3: Type of wish
Financial (donation of money)
Wish 3: What do you need?
Funding for our annual band camp. This costs around £4k in total and gives 20 young people an opportunity to perform. Any support towards this cost would be fantastic
Status
Wish 1: Available for selection; Wish 2: Available for selection; Wish 3: Available for selection
Group name
The Cumbrae Forum
Locality
North Coast
Wish 1: Type of wish
Financial (donation of money)
Wish 1: What do you need?
Furniture for our new office. We are looking to purchase 3 bucket type chairs and a small coffee table to complete our new Forum Hub. Price around £700.A donation of the money to buy them would be best to ensure we are able to choose the furniture best suited to the needs of our elderly members.
Wish 2: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 2: What do you need?
We need an internal door for our charity shop to conserve energy and improve security. There is currently not a door in place, but we would be really grateful for the donation of a standard internal door.
Wish 3: Type of wish
Request for voluntary time from contractor - general (e.g. helping at an event, general labour for a project)
Wish 3: What do you need?
Help to fit the door - we would be really grateful for support from a joiner or other tradesperson who is able to fit the door for us using their own tools.
Status
Wish 1: Available for selection; Wish 2: Available for selection; Wish 3: Available for selection
Group name
Glengarnock Ironworks Bowling and Community Club
Locality
Garnock Valley
Wish 1: Type of wish
Sponsorship or fundraising support
Wish 1: What do you need?
We are currently involved in a major project to expand our existing facility, in line with our charitable aims, to include disabled access and toilet facilities. The project has the support of SportsScotand and will be complete by the end of May 2022. The charity however will need to make a substantial contribution to the project costs which will leave the charity in challenging times managing its cash flow in 2022/.2023. We intend to run a number of fundraising events throughout 2022 and financial sponsorship would greatly assist in that fundraising programme.
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 seek to establish an outdoor seating area to enable our disabled and infirm users access our available outdoor space for casual chat group and reminiscing group conversations. Doing this activity outside when the weather allows has a hugely positive impact on our users. We will be laying out the area but could really use some donations of patio style furniture for our members to use in the good weather.
Wish 3: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 3: What do you need?
We seek to upgrade our kitchen facilities to allow casual meeting groups and supported functions better facilities to provide light refreshments etc to users. The donation of reasonable quality kitchen units or sink units would be most welcome.
Status
Wish 1: Available for selection; Wish 2: Available for selection; Wish 3: Available for selection
Group name
CUMBRAE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
Locality
North Coast
Wish 1: Type of wish
Other (please specify in your next answer)
Wish 1: What do you need?
We are trying to develop and bring back to life a pond within the Garrison House grounds to improve the eco system and to enhance a place of natural beauty and provide a site for learning about wildlife for our local primary school pupils, and a sensory space for residents from our local care home who can enjoy the sights, smells, flora & forna. The area offers, as well as being an attraction for visitors, a space to be enjoyed by our community. Our staff are working on improving the area right now (pictures can be provided) but need shrubs, rockery plants to enhance the area developed and encourage wildlife - bees, butterflies etc. The area we have available is probably about 100 square metres and we are really keen to plant out the area this summer, if possible.
Wish 2: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 2: What do you need?
As above our pond project is what we hope to achieve and the 2nd part of the project is to put a lining in the pond to allow us to have it filled all year round as opposed to only having water in it when we have heavy rain. This can allow us to improve the wildlife, hopefully have fish added to the pond and enhance what Garrison House grounds offer. A pond lining would allow for this and the area we would be covering would be approx. 100 square metres. To enhance the project it would be amazing if we could also line the pool this year which would allow us to immediately improve the natural environment offered within Garrison House Grounds to our wildlife.
Wish 3: Type of wish
Financial (donation of money)
Wish 3: What do you need?
Any financial assistance towards the development of the pond project would be hugely appreciated, to allow for the purchase of plants/shrubs, hopefully pond plants to aerate the water for fish. Purchase of equipment to keep pond clear / cleaned and upkeep of area from a garden maintenance point of view.
Status
Wish 1: Available for selection; Wish 2: Available for selection; Wish 3: Available for selection
Group name
Friends Of Trindlemoss
Locality
Irvine
Wish 1: Type of wish
Other (please specify in your next answer)
Wish 1: What do you need?
We would like a contractor to design a living wall for our building, which looks very clinical. The oasis area needs brightened up and we thought it would be nice to design a living wall with herbs and scented plants and it also has a large window we thought maybe a solar powered waterfall or a water feature and maybe some tactile or interactive equipment on the wall.
Wish 2: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 2: What do you need?
Once the design is completed we would be looking for support to acquire the living wall, whether as a one off donation of the living wall structure itself or as monetary donations to enable us to purchase it.
Wish 3: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 3: What do you need?
Donations of the materials we're looking for as part of the wider refresh of our space. For example, a solar powered water feature, a sand pit and a sail shaded area in the garden for the wheel chair users.
Status
Wish 1: Available for selection; Wish 2: Available for selection; Wish 3: Available for selection
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