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Tidelines Book Festival MOCBP Award

Pictured left to right: Janet Strang, Chairperson of CHA and Siobhan Staples, Coordinator, Tidelines Book Festival

Janet Strang, Chairperson of Cunninghame Housing Association recently presented a cheque for £450 to Siobhan Staples, Coordinator at the Tidelines Book Festival.

Tidelines Book Festival is a community led charity bringing quality literary events to North Ayrshire, including free author visits to local schools and participatory community projects. The aim of Tidelines is to encourage engagement with books and reading for all ages to impact positivity on health and wellbeing and contribute to maintaining literacy levels in the local community.

The funding provided by Cunninghame Housing Association was to support six free author visits covering eight primary schools across North Ayrshire as part of their 2023 Festival covering Kilbirnie, Stevenston, Ardrossan, Irvine and Millport.

The funding for Tidelines Book Festival 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 are pleased to support such an event benefitting so many young people across North Ayrshire, encouraging young people and their families to learn such an important life skill whilst reading together.”

Janet Strang, CHA Chairperson

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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