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Carrick Futures AGM & Annual Awards Night

Carrick Futures' AGM and annual awards event will take place on Thursday 21st February 2019,  from 7-9 p.m., at the South Parish Church Hall, Girvan.

Carrick Futures has nominated several local groups for a special award this year and each group has been invited to give a five-minute presentation…

A Bright Future For Ballantrae

The Ballantrae Trust are celebrating a double award from Carrick Futures.

The Trust, which was formed in 2017 and has more than 100 members from across the community, has become the focus of development in the village and is leading the way on several projects, inlcuding the development of a Multi Use Games Area as well as existing community events and activities.

£10,000 has been…

Getting Active in Dailly

In May 2018, Carrick Futures awarded a grant of £5,000 to Dailly Community Activity Centre to purchase replacement fitness equipment. The grant has purchased a new treadmill, air bike and ski ergometer for gym users.

The Community Activity Centre was established in 2010 after community members took over a closed council activity centre on a long-term lease. It aims to improve health for…

Pitch Improvements On Target In Girvan

Five-a-side footballers in Girvan could soon be celebrating a new playing surface, thanks to a grant of £24,420 from Carrick Futures to contribute to the costs of replacing the surface of the 5-a-side pitch at Hamilton Park, Girvan.

Girvan FC hope that replacing the surface of the pitch, installing LED lights and repairing and improving the surrounding timber and fencing will make the sport…

Girvan Youth Trust Secures Funding

Girvan Youth Trust’s Hand in Hand project has secured funding for another year thanks to Carrick Futures. The award of £11,000 will support the employment of a Youth Development worker to help young people with additional support needs.

The Hand in Hand Programme has been running since 2010, and has grown from supporting six young people to 46. The programme is the only education provision…

Carrick Futures invests in residential care home

Carrick Futures has awarded Ballantrae Rural Initiative Care in the Community (BRICC) £75,000 towards the building of a residential care home in Ballantrae, providing they raise the remaining project costs.

This award, provides a major step forward to BRICC in their quest to reach their target of £2M.

There are currently no care homes in rural South Carrick with the nearest provision…

Annual Report 2015 is published

It has been another busy year for Carrick Futures, with new awards totalling around £166,500 to 17 community gorups and voluntary organisations.  This is in addition to commitments made in previous years including the small grants scheme enabling our 6 core community councils to directly fund local community activities.

You can find out more by reading our Annual…

Five South Ayrshire projects awarded financial grants by Carrick Futures

ScottishPower Renewables’ funding to benefit local communities

Today, Carrick Futures and ScottishPower Renewables have announced that five projects in South Ayrshire have been awarded financial grants of over £35,000 as part of the renewable energy provider’s Community Benefit Fund programme.

The…

Carrick Futures open again

Carrick futures is open for grantmaking

Carrick Futures, which receives funds from ScottishPower Renewables’ Mark Hill and Arecleoch wind farms, is open again for grant-making and keen to support a diverse range of community activity, particularly in the south Carrick area. 

With a focus on the communities of Ballantrae,…

Carrick Futures invests in new leisure facility

Carrick Futures has awarded South Carrick Community Leisure £250,000 over a three year period towards the creation of a new leisure and community facility in Girvan.

In July of this year, South Ayrshire Council announced £4M of capital funding towards the overall cost of £5M. This award from Carrick Futures, which receives funds from ScottishPower Renewables’ Mark Hill and Arecleoch wind…