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The Ayrshire Community Trust

Pictured left to right: John Kelly, Chairperson of CHA and Kaileigh Brown, Executive Director of TACT

On Tuesday 26th July 2022 John Kelly, Chairperson of Cunninghame Housing Association presented a cheque for £500 to Kaileigh Brown, Executive Director of The Ayrshire Community Trust (TACT).

The Ayrshire Community Trust, which is based in Saltcoats, forms part of the North Ayrshire Third Sector Interface (TSI) along with Arran Community and Voluntary Service. Their mission is to deliver programmes and projects that make a difference to people’s lives by encouraging, supporting and promoting community action. Other key areas of support they make available dependent upon the local context and need required are Volunteering Development, Social Enterprise Development and Charity support including but not limited to setting up, running a charity and funding support.

Similar to last year, TACT organised a Volunteers Online Celebration to highlight how pivotal volunteers have been, particularly over the last 2 years. Although society are moving forward from the pandemic there is still uncertainty of what the future holds and for some this is a huge challenge. This is where volunteers step in and everyone at TACT has been in awe with the support and dedication that volunteers have given.

The funding provided by Cunninghame Housing Association assisted with the financial costs of running this year’s Volunteers Online Celebration and helped provide ‘goody bags’ for all of the volunteers who work tirelessly and give of so much of their own time to look out for others. 

The funding for The Ayrshire Community Trust came from the Associations “Making Our Communities a Better Place Fund” which operates throughout the year (1st April to 31st March) until the allocated funding is exhausted.

We would like to thank Cunninghame Housing Association for their continued support of our Annual Volunteers Week celebrations. Without such vital donations we would not be able to recognise the fantastic contribution of our local volunteers, who go above and beyond to provide important and meaningful services within our communities each year.” 

Kaileigh Brown, Executive Director of TACT

“We are thrilled to be able to provide financial assistance to help make the Volunteers Online Celebration happen. It is important to recognise the hard work so many volunteers do by supporting vital services such as the hospital transport, Foodbank and befriending programme and the many people who benefit from these services. Without the input of volunteers many services would not exist.” 

John Kelly, Chairperson of CHA

Local Groups or individuals interested in finding our more about the Associations “Making Our Communities Better Places” Fund can do so by following the link below or downloading the application form.


The “Making Our Communities Better Places” fund team are happy to answer any questions you may have.

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