Small grants fund for Girvan and villages

A new Small Grants fund for Girvan and South Carrick Villages has been developed thanks to South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership.

Small Grants of up to £500 will be distributed through the Locality Planning Group for Girvan and the South Carrick Villages.

It is hoped that the grants which link to the Scottish Governments Integrated Care Fund will help towards building up local community resources which meet the needs of adults and older people, and promote a range of new health and wellbeing projects and activities within local communities designed to support people to have greater control over their own lives and manage a range of health conditions.

Stuart Lindsay, chief executive of Ailsa Horizons Limited, said: “The total fund of £5,000 is modest and it is hoped that future funding will include additional funds and the opportunity to support community members to vote on which proposals they want to see funded in their area.

“The possibilities for funding are far ranging, for example you might want to set up a walking group, or set up a group activity that brings together adults who are isolated. We are really keen to support new ideas so you do not have to be a constituted group to apply, all you have to do is work in partnership with a local constituted group which supports the project that you are applying for funding for.

“So if you live and or work with adults who live in Girvan, Ballantrae, Barr, Barrhill, Colmonell Lendalfoot, Pinmore, Pinwherry and Dailly and have a good idea which benefits the health and wellbeing of adults within your community then you may be eligible to access the small grants fund.”

Application forms will be available from 27th January and the closing date for applications is 4th March

For further information on all aspects of the application process please contact: Dawn Parker Community Engagement Officer Health and Social Care, Dawn.Parker@south-ayrshire.gov.uk, 01655 884882 Or Ailsa Horizons, enquiries@ailsahorizons.co.uk, 01465 710628.