Z1 Dance

Z1 Dance is a community dance group which evolved from ZIGG which provides developmental training for young women between the ages of 11 and 18. Using activites such as the arts, cookery, fashion, health and beauty the group seeks to encourage young women to become healthier, more confident and more active members of their community.

A couple of years ago there was growing demand for a dance…

Adventure Centre for Education (ACE)

ACE was established as an independent charity/social enterprise 6 years ago in response to a demand for outdoor activities. The centre has developed a wide programme of outdoor activities creating opportunities for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to participate in adventure sports. This includes school children and free activity sessions for local people. ACE works in partnership with…

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.


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,…

Ayrshire Rivers Trust

Established in 2001, the aim of the Ayrshire Rivers Trust is to promote and support initiatives designed to conserve, enhance and develop Ayrshire rivers and fisheries for the enjoyment of current and future generations; and in doing so preserving valuable natural heritage.

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Recent grants awarded

Ballantrae Bowling Club £7000 To purchase a new lawn mower to maintain the bowling green
Ayrshire Rivers Trust £7998 To introduce  pupils of primary schools in the south Carrick area to aspects of Ayrshire…