Funding boost for Maybole groups

The various groups in Maybole celebrating with their cheques from the community council.
The various groups in Maybole celebrating with their cheques from the community council.

Eleven groups in Maybole have received £300 each from the community council as part of a community benefit scheme.

Community Council chairman Mark Fletcher presented the cheques after receiving £3,300 from the North Carrick Community Benefit Fund.

The recipients were:7th Ayrshire Scouts for immediate repairs to the scout hall; Carrick Community Leisure Group to progress their project to help the elderly and those in need.

Maybole Men’s Health Forum for a table tennis table to extend their fitness programme; Maybole Community Asssociation to add a new attraction to their Christmas programme; 1st Maybole Brownies to help celebrate their 90th anniversary in 2016.

Maybole Sports Association to help keep Glebe Park available; Maybole Community Council’s project committee to purchase new flags at the Greenside; Carrick Sports Club, to put towards the provision of a day care facility during day time hours due to open in 2016; Maybole OIR, for indoor curling equipment.

Maybole Juniors who are building a new changing facility using mostly volunteer labour and require vinyl flooring; and Rainbow Brownies, for equipment to help improve team work skills and coordination. Mark Fletcher said: “The applications covered very wide community involvement from sport to community events and the value of the £3,300 given out was actually worth just under £6,000 with each group providing some match funding.”

“Every community in North Carrick has similar funds available and other community councils will be administering their funds in whichever way they see appropriate to their community needs.

“If any group in Minishant is looking for funds, Maybole Community Council has money ring-fenced. Contact them at ncarrickcb@gmail.com or markofltc@aol.com.”