Adam Ingram MSP has welcomed the news that funding has been given to The Carrick Centre in Maybole via the Enterprise Ready Fund.
The fund has given 115 third sector organisations at total of £6m and the money given to The Carrick Centre will allow them to employ a sales and marketing specialist.
Mr Ingram said: “Third sector organisations have become intrinsic to our communities – helping to create change and deliver opportunities to people at a local level. This new investment from the Scottish Government will enable both the Carrick Centre and South Ayrshire Care & Repair to build on their existing good work across the local community.
“As well as helping to change our society for the better Scotland’s enterprising third sector has a vital role to play in our economy – which is why the Scottish Government’s continued commitment and investment in the sector is so welcome.”
Peter Lynn, Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Carrick Centre said: “We applied for this money to allow us to employ a sales & marketing specialist which will enable us to take forward the ideas and vision contained within our new 3 year business plan.
“With this individual on board we will be able to market the fantastic facilities we have on offer, allowing us to increase our income, and take us towards financial stability.
“We would welcome everyone to come and visit us at Culzean Road, Maybole, KA19 7DE, and look us up on our website www.carrickcentre.co.uk to see all that is happening at The Carrick Centre.”
The South Ayrshire Care and Repair Centre in Ayr were also recipients of funding from the Enterprise Ready Fund.