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Community groups celebrate funding boosts

Stumpy Tower which is set to be regenerated thanks to a grant from South Ayrshire Council's Rural Panel.

Stumpy Tower which is set to be regenerated thanks to a grant from South Ayrshire Council's Rural Panel.

Several community groups across Carrick are celebrating this week after receiving major funding boosts.

The grants to three community groups in the area were made at a meeting of South Ayrshire Council’s Rural Panel on Thursday March 27.

The Girvan and District Attractions and Entertainment association were awarded a sum of £3,830 for their plans to upgrade Stumpy Tower in the town centre.

Their plans to regenerate the tourist attraction include new story boards which would incorporate many historic themes central to Girvan and the surrounding area.

The work is set to be carried out by local artists including Maureen Hutton and will include a configuration of text, photographs and art displays.

The grant will go towards the boards, artists work and materials and administration whilst an in-kind contribution of £4,023 has been given by the attractions committee.

The Carrick Coastal Rowing Club, who aim to develop youth participation in coastal rowing were awarded a grant of £6,000 towards building a boat shed at Maidens Harbour which will house their skiff. The shed will also provide workshop facilities to provide repairs.

The project is a joint one between the Rowing club and Maidens Bowling Club who will apply jointly for planning permission to build the boat shed. The bowling club will house equipment and their lawnmower in the second hand shed which has already been purchased and dismantled and needs to be repaired.

And the 2 Pins Community Centre has received £1,400 in order to meet the costs of developing and building a signage board for the 2 Pins Community Centre. Some of the money will be used for legal fees associated with the land register.

 

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