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
ACES Woodwynd
Locality
Kilwinning
Wish 1: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 1: What do you need?
We have recently upgraded our community food larder, The Wee Shoap, into a new purpose built cabin at the back of the centre. We require a ramp to be installed to ensure disabled access to the Shoap. The height of the step into the cabin is around 8 inches.
Wish 2: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 2: What do you need?
We require to make over our play area and pathway behind our community centre which has been damaged due to the cladding of our container. Ideally, we'd be looking for a donation of some trees, small shrubs and plants to help improve the look of the space.
Wish 3: Type of wish
Status
Wish 1: Available for selection; Wish 2: Available for selection
Group name
Corsehill Community Centre Association
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?
We have an issue with our exterior wall or roof with water and dampness entering the building at the kitchen area. at this point, it is very difficult to run birthday parties and events where food is required, We require someone to survey the damage.
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?
from the findings of the Survey we hope a builder could mend the problem (roof or exterior wall). there is no deadline but would be very grateful if it could be looked at and fixed as quickly as possible allowing the centre to run at full capacity once more.
Wish 3: Type of wish
Status
Wish 1: Available for selection; Wish 2: Available for selection
Group name
Beith Camera Club
Locality
Garnock Valley
Wish 1: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 1: What do you need?
Three rolls of photography paper studio backdrops 2.72m x 11m. (Black, white, grey ) This is used on our metal hanging frame to create a seamless vertical to horizontal backdrop for photographing people or items. This is used in the studio photography element of the club. The set up allows the club to store, assemble and use the backdrops both in the Community Centre and other locations. Studio photography is a less strenuous form of photography and is quite relaxing. With an ever ageing membership there is a need for less physical photography such as landscape and wildlife. The club offers its members a mixed programme of lectures, members' nights, practical evenings and competitions. The philosophy is to encourage members to help one another with an informal exchange of ideas. The emphasis is on discussion and sharing information to get the best from your hobby. http://farm5.clik.com/beithcc/
Wish 2: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 2: What do you need?
A Bowens fit 120 or 130cm octagonal soft box to use in studio photography lighting systems. This fits onto the mains powered studio light and creates a soft light for photographing people. This is used in the studio photography element of the club. The set up allows the club to store, assemble and use the lights both in the Community Centre and other locations. Studio photography is a less strenuous form of photography and is quite relaxing. With an ever ageing membership there is a need for less physical photography such as landscape and wildlife.
Wish 3: Type of wish
Status
Wish 1: Available for selection; Wish 2: Available for selection
Group name
Corsehill Community Champions
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?
The Corsehill Primary parent council and Aberlour Sustain (Scotlands Childrens Charity) began working in 2021 to secure a small playpark in the Corsehill area of Kilwinning, due to there being none. The parent council have since decided to establish their own community group which will be known as 'Corsehill Community Champions' and will continue to identify funding in order to complete the project. So far £50,000 has been raised via NAC CIF funding and the group will pursue a further £50,000 to bring the project to completion. Aberlour will continue to provide support, guidance and practical supports to identify and access funding. The project currently requires a ground survey to ensure the preferred site is safe and suitable before the project can progress. We require a contractor to carry out a ground survey to ensure the site is suitable, safe and practical for the proposed swingpark to be situated on.
Wish 2: Type of wish
Financial (donation of money)
Wish 2: What do you need?
We would also welcome any additional donations of funds towards the overall project costs.
Wish 3: Type of wish
Status
Wish 1: Available for selection; Wish 2: Available for selection
Group name
Hayocks Tenants and Residents Association
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 developed the ground around the Hayocks Hall and made it into a Community Garden, due to lockdown we couldn't maintain the garden and this has led to it being.overgrown. We are looking for help clear the weeds as it is a large area.
Wish 2: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 2: What do you need?
We are looking for donations of wood to build planters, so we can plant vegtables. These will be donated to the Community cafe and the food larder.
Wish 3: Type of wish
Status
Wish 1: Available for selection; Wish 2: Available for selection
Group name
The Ayrshire Community Trust
Locality
Three Towns
Wish 1: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 1: What do you need?
We are hoping someone can help supply and replace a loose/ broken tile on our single storey extension at our office in Saltcoats. This is quite an urgent request as when we had heavy rain the water was coming through our ceiling tiles and running down our walls close to electrical points.
Wish 2: Type of wish
Materials (donation)
Wish 2: What do you need?
We would like someone to have a look and hopefully repair the render around 2 of our office windows, this is crumbling and in some places the brick work can quite clearly be seen. This obviously poses an issue with water getting in and causing more damage.
Wish 3: Type of wish
Status
Wish 1: Available for selection; Wish 2: Available for selection
Group name
West Coast Furniture Bank
Locality
North Coast
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 really need help with our windows and repairs to our roof
Wish 2: Type of wish
Wish 3: Type of wish
Status
Wish 1: Available for selection
Group name
Corsehill Retirement Club
Locality
Kilwinning
Wish 1: Type of wish
Financial (donation of money)
Wish 1: What do you need?
Corsehill Retirement Club is a local, volunteered run group whom provide a safe space for community members to come along and have fun. Loneliness and isolation is a huge part of getting older, so we offer a safe space to come along to for a cup of tea, chat and some fun. We often play indoor bowls, bingo and play your cards right! Every year we also plan a day trip to Stirling for our members. Our day out is a highlight for the club, giving our members something great to look forward to. Our usual fundraising plans would help us to cover the cost, but COVID has meant we've been unable to do so. We are looking for a donation of £780 to cover our 24 members' costs of £32.50 per person for their day out. We would like to arrange a Christmas lunch outing for our 25 members, at a cost of £25.80 per person. We would be very grateful for a donation to cover the costs, which would be £620 in total.
Wish 2: Type of wish
Wish 2: What do you need?
Wish 3: Type of wish
Status
Wish 1: Available for selection
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