Available Funding – August 2021

2021-08-02T13:49:04+01:00August 2nd, 2021|Arran, Garnock Valley, Irvine, Kilwinning, North Coast, Three Towns|

£50m for the UK's Grassroot Football Pitches in 2022 Funding is to be made available to enable the delivery of more football pitches and facilities in UK communities.   The UK Government has announced an additional £50 million investment in football pitches to help support the wave of interest in the sport inspired by EURO 2020 [...]

Lochshore Development

2021-07-29T16:33:32+01:00July 29th, 2021|Consultations, Garnock Valley|

We are looking for your input into the latest stage of the exciting development at Lochshore. This is the site of the former Glengarnock Steelworks and covers around 250 hectares, including Kilbirnie Loch. In 2017 we carried out a consultation which led to the vision of the site as a parkland destination with a focus on [...]

Increasing the voices in policy-making

2021-07-29T16:25:53+01:00July 29th, 2021|Partners News, Reports|

Carnegie UK have published Rethinking Scotland: Action required to include more voices in policy-making in Scotland. They asked for people’s views on what needs to happen and who needs to act to put some of Scotland’s big ideas into practice. Their recommendations include:  Address power imbalances in the policy-making process  Co-produce principles to transform who is involved in policy-making  Develop an infrastructure [...]

Free Bus Travel for Under 22s

2021-07-29T16:24:53+01:00July 29th, 2021|Arran, Garnock Valley, Irvine, Kilwinning, North Coast, Three Towns|

All residents in Scotland under the age of 22 will be eligible for free bus travel from 31 January 2022. The Scottish Government has confirmed the timetable for the roll out of the scheme, delivered in partnership with the Improvement Service, the National Entitlement Card Programme Office and Young Scot. Approximately 930,000 young people will join the third of Scotland’s population who [...]

Community Ownership Fund

2021-07-20T12:11:15+01:00July 20th, 2021|Arran, Garnock Valley, Irvine, Kilwinning, North Coast, Three Towns|

The UK Government have launched the Community Ownership Fund. This is available to community and voluntary organisations to support sustainable community ownership of assets, amenities and facilities which are at risk of being lost. You can find out more information here. You may also be interested in the webinars taking place this week, on Tuesday 20th [...]

Local Housing Strategy Consultation

2021-07-08T15:58:25+01:00July 8th, 2021|Consultations, Open Consultations|

The process of developing the latest Local Housing Strategy, for the period 2022-2027 is underway, and we want you to be involved. The Local Housing Strategy is supported by a Housing Needs & Demand Assessment which is available online for review and feedback between 9 July 2021 and 13 August 2021.  For more information pleas click here.  After [...]