The 2013 Bank of Scotland Community Fund is helping local people to have a positive impact at the heart of their communities by giving grants to four good causes in each community.
The four community groups from South Ayrshire and the award they will receive are The Ayrshire Hospice (£3,000) Headway Ayrshire (£3,000) Girvan and South Carrick Community Action Network (£300) Adventure Centre for Education (£300).
Every good cause on the shortlist received votes - cast online, in branches or by SMS during September and October 2013. A closer look at how the votes were cast shows the types of good causes that people are most interested in supporting across the country*.
The highest percentage of votes (62%) went to community groups supporting young people
Over half of the votes (53%) went to good causes that support families. Large numbers of people (43%) voted for special needs groups.