Links

Our TSI partner, The Ayrshire Community Trust, has a links page providing access to information pages for North Ayrshire.
www.theayrshirecommunitytrust.co.uk

Arran's Community Council website holds much information on local issues, as well as local implications of National legislation.
www.arrancommunitycouncil.org.uk

See North Ayrshire Council's pages on the Community Planning Partnership for minutes of meetings
www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk

The community Ayrshire Health Partnership website offers information on support services, consultations, workshops, events and more.
www.ayrshirehealthpartnerships.org.uk

NHS Ayrshire and Arran publish minutes of the North Ayrshire Community Health Partnership forum
www.nhsaaa.net

The Adult Protection Committee's biennial report to the Scottish Government can be viewed via the link.
www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk

The Community Retailing Network offers networking, support and advice for those involved in a community-run retailing organisation, such as a post office, petrol station or village shop.
www.communityretailing.co.uk

The Rural Housing Service is a charity which can offer communities practical advice and support with rural housing problems.
www.ruralhousingscotland.org

The Plain English website offers help with using language effectively and simply. They have free guides available online.
www.plainenglish.co.uk/free-guides.html

Fairtrade on Arran is the group which has established Arran as a Fairtrade island in 2008 and works to promote Fairtrade's profile in commerce and education.
www.arranfairtrade.com

Voluntary Health Scotland is a UK wide network of voluntary health organisations
www.vhscotland.org.uk

The Scottish Parliament's website has up to date listings of parliamentary debates, bills and more.
www.scottish.parliament.uk

n line with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, North Ayrshire Council are obliged to operate a Publication Scheme, which means to us that the minutes of their meetings, committee reports and much more besides can all be viewed on their website, free of charge. If you need help finding specific information, or want it in another format, call the Records Manager on 01294 324278
www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk

Argyll & the Islands Community Regional web portal  providing practical and downloadable information
www.argyllcommunities.org

Rural Community Gateway First stop for rural news, information & networking
www.ruralgateway.org.uk

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations provides a wide range of information, training and support to the voluntary sector in Scotland. Subscribing to their e-newsletter will gain you access to Essential Holyrood, an at-a-glance guide to the latest parliamentary debates.
www.scvo.org

Learn Direct Scotland     Want to learn something, but you don't know What it is or where to find out about local courses & distance learning?
www.learndirectscotland.com

Scottish Community Foundation  Helps individuals and anyone who wants to give something back to the community. They are also a gateway to applying for grants to  organisations and charities that want to create a  lasting impact in their community.
www.scottishcf.org

Creative Scotland The lead body for  the funding, development &  advocacy of the arts in Scotland. 
www.creativescotland.com

Awards for All Awards grants for people to take part in art, sport, heritage and community activities, and projects that promote education, the environment and health in the local community.
www.awardsforall.org.uk/scotland

‘Looking 4 Funding’ North Ayrshire Council
Provides information on grants and funding which is available to the voluntary and community sector, businesses and social enterprises. The link will take you to a portal to other funding services.
www.open4socialenterprise.info

Scottish Executive   
Strategic funding of voluntary organisations
www.scotland.gov.uk

Big Lottery Fund   
Hands out half the good causes money from the National Lottery &  committed to bringing real improvements to communities and the lives of people most in need.
www.biglotteryfund.org.uk