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
The Mungo Foundation - Muirfield Place
Locality
Kilwinning
Wish 1: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 1: What do you need?
We would love support to re vamp our Muirfield place respite in Kilwinning, we require painting, gardening and joinery work to be completed. We do not believe this would take a lot of time but any support be great. We would love some support to us to give our outdoor space a make over. If there were any people available who had gardening experience. There are lots of areas which are over grown etc. The plan is once it is done we will be able to support our young people to participate in garden maintenance and perhaps growing produce ie vege garden
Wish 2: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 2: What do you need?
We would like to request a donation of garden furniture. We have created a home environment for our young people and it is so important for them to feel secure and safe. Our young people love to spend time relaxing in the garden especially after a busy week at school. It would be amazing to create a therapeutic environment in the outdoor space. eg seating area
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?
We would love some support to us to give our outdoor space a make over. If there were any people available who had gardening experience. There are lots of areas which are over grown etc. The plan is once it is done we will be able to support our young people to participate in garden maintenance and perhaps growing produce ie vege garden
Status
Wish 1: Available for selection; Wish 2: Available for selection; Wish 3: Available for selection
Group name
TACT Community Garden
Locality
Kilwinning
Wish 1: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 1: What do you need?
We provide outdoor volunteer opportunities at our garden for long term unemployed people in North Ayrshire, helping them to increase social and practical skills that will support their journey towards employment or other positive destinations. We need around 100 - 2x2 slabs to lay the foundations of a metal hut we have and plan to use to store our tools. We would also need wind-dust to lay the slabs to ensure we have a long lasting foundation/platform for our hut.
Wish 2: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 2: What do you need?
Any donations of gravel or small stones to help create small borders and trails around our poly tunnels and fruit cage. This is much needed to help keep weeds at bay and provide level trails between tunnels and fruit cage.
Wish 3: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 3: What do you need?
Any donations of tarpoline/plastic lining to line paths to keep weeds at bay and line raised beds to prevent the wood rotting over time.
Status
Wish 1: Available for selection; Wish 2: Available for selection; Wish 3: Available for selection
Group name
Garnock Valley Allotment Association
Locality
Garnock Valley
Wish 1: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 1: What do you need?
We would like to request a Notice Board as our 3rd Wish. This would be placed at the entrance to site and used to inform members of upcoming events and news. Roughly speaking it would be 6ft by 3ft made of wood with glass windows which open out so that you can put paper notifications and posters inside.
Wish 2: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 2: What do you need?
GVAA would like to request a donation of water containers such as ICB's or assistance to construct an innovative water collection system such as a rain barrel stand which does not take up much space. There is currently an issue with some plots being unable to access water. This has resulted in some members transporting water from their homes. We would like to make things easier.
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?
GVAA would like to request advice and guidance as to how to best develop the site in an environmentally friendly way. Eg when constructing new paths what type of material is the most environmentally friendly. How can we make best use of the communal space available for the benefit of all members. Assistance to design these areas would be much appreciated.
Status
Wish 1: Available for selection; Wish 2: Available for selection; Wish 3: Available for selection
Group name
Promoting Kilwinning
Locality
Kilwinning
Wish 1: Type of wish
Financial (donation of money)
Wish 1: What do you need?
We are needing to raise £3500 to put on Kilwinning Christmas Lights 2022. These costs include insurance, licences, electricity for the lights, stage hire, toilet hire amongst many other needs to put on a local event. We are planning the event to be on 17th or 24th November 2022. We also design a banner that goes around our Christmas Tree in Kilwinning Main Street, where we thank the businesses who support our event. We will place any logo of businesses who support our event and share this across our Facebook page. PROMOTING KILWINNING Deadline would be Mid October, to allow us to ensure that we can progress as planned or make adjustments. Any donations towards this cost would be very welcome.
Wish 2: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 2: What do you need?
We would like to gift every child who meets Santa at the Christmas Light Switch on with a selection box. We estimate that we will need 500 selection boxes for this. We appreciate that not all families can afford to go to shopping centres to meet Santa and with this gift we can remove any financial obligations on parents and keep this free for all children at the event. Any selection boxes that are left over from the event will be donated to local groups for their Christmas giving opportunities.
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 rana competition to design a Christmas lights for the young people of Kilwinning this year, which we are progressing with. We would like to run the same competition again for 2023 Christmas Lights and would like for a local company to sponsor the light. This years estimated costs are about £400, reusing an old frame and a local business doing the work for us. It would be approximately £1000 to be made from new. If any businesses would like to sponsor future lights, can they please contact me.
Status
Wish 1: Available for selection; Wish 2: Available for selection; Wish 3: Available for selection
Group name
Garnock Valley Youth Forum
Locality
Garnock Valley
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?
General Labour for the swap shop site in the water hall to paint and paper the room, we have flooring and some materials to get this running but are in need of materials to fully decorate the room. Donation of skill and time
Wish 2: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 2: What do you need?
Donation of school clothing and stationary. Donation of any items that may reduce the cost of the school day.
Wish 3: Type of wish
Status
Wish 1: Available for selection; Wish 2: Available for selection
Group name
Arran Community Land Initiative
Locality
Arran
Wish 1: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 1: What do you need?
Community Garden- Wood for making raised beds, hoses, particularly to help watering polytunnels on a timed basis, Netting for soft fruit, compost and mulch, children's and adults garden tools. Sit on lawn mower....?
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?
Hedge cutting, ditch and drainage improvement, building a bridge over a burn to allow us to access our top field and link with forest track.
Wish 3: Type of wish
Status
Wish 1: Available for selection; Wish 2: Available for selection
Group name
No-one Dies Alone Ayrshire
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 some advice from a professional fundraiser who can help us to become more self sustainable in the future
Wish 2: Type of wish
Sponsorship or fundraising support
Wish 2: What do you need?
To help us reach people who may not have heard of us and the services we offer, and to help with fundraising, we are looking for help to plan a large local event such as a ladies lunch etc.  We are also looking for donations of materials like raffle prizes and decorations, volunteers to help on the day and help with marketing.
Wish 3: Type of wish
Status
Wish 1: Available for selection; Wish 2: Available for selection
Group name
Cranberry's Community Larder (Pennyburn Community Association)
Locality
Kilwinning
Wish 1: Type of wish
Food (donation)
Wish 1: What do you need?
During COVID we identified the need for affordable food within our community. In partnership with NAC we set up Cranberry's Community Larder to help people access nutritional food with dignity. This is an ongoing project in which we need to apply for funding, fundraise or ask for donations to keep our shelves stocked and open to the public. With funding now drying up for help towards food poverty, we are asking local businesses to help with either food donations or help towards food purchase. We are looking for donations of any ambient stock that has at least 3 months shelf life on it, for example: Beans Soup Pasta Pasta sauce Tea Coffee
Wish 2: Type of wish
Financial (donation of money)
Wish 2: What do you need?
This would go towards topping up any donations we receive to make sure we can continue to offer our service and food with dignity.
Wish 3: Type of wish
Status
Wish 1: Available for selection; Wish 2: Available for selection
Group name
Big (wee) Film Festival CIC
Locality
Three Towns
Wish 1: Type of wish
Financial (donation of money)
Wish 1: What do you need?
Big (wee) Film Festival is North Ayrshire's first touring film festival. We hope we will also be the largest! We support screenings of award winning independent films as well as films we all know and love in different locations every year with star guest speakers and networking nights with some of Scotland's top filmmakers. Our aim is to bring cinema and film to low income areas to bring communities together under the big screen. We are a not for profit and we are currently looking for donations of £500 to go towards our January community screening for low income families with children. The donation would help us secure more films to add to list!
Wish 2: Type of wish
Sponsorship or fundraising support
Wish 2: What do you need?
We are also looking for sponsorship for this year's touring festival as we launch our screens with over 88 films! The festival will be taking place in July 2022 on the 29th and 30th with a deadline for sponsors to be in by April so we can add them to the marketing. Sponsors will have their names displayed on all digital, organic and on site marketing.
Wish 3: Type of wish
Status
Wish 1: Available for selection; Wish 2: Available for selection
Group name
Dalry Community Development Hub
Locality
Garnock Valley
Wish 1: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 1: What do you need?
Our latest project was to develop a community garden and it has been well received by various groups and individuals and has helped greatly with members of the community suffering from social isolation, mental health issues and it has brought many people together to learn new skills in many different ways. We have installed the foundation for our new 20ft x 12ft garden room and the room itself is due to arrive in late March. Once it's installed, we need wheelchair access for the room as soon as possible to ensure access for all. To cover the width of double French doors we will need approx 24x 3x2ft slabs + sand.
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?
Support to install the paving in front of the garden area - we estimate that the work could probably be completed in a day.
Wish 3: Type of wish
Status
Wish 1: Available for selection; Wish 2: Available for selection
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