October 3, 2019

Coastal communities in North Ayrshire will benefit from £88,162 of revenue generated from the Scottish Crown Estate’s marine assets in its first year of devolved management.

The allocation is a share of over £7.5 million being allocated across Scotland, consisting of £7,196,492 in revenues and £303,508 through the Coastal Communities Fund (CCF).


September 23, 2019

The last sea-going paddle steamer in the world will receive £1 million of SNP Government funding to help it sail again, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop MSP has announced.

This brings the total raised to £1.9 million out of the £2.3 million required to carry out the necessary renovations.

The Waverley Paddle Steamer has transported millions of passe...

September 11, 2019

Tourism Secretary Fiona Hyslop MSP has announced that the SNP Government is allocating another £400,000 to the Coig tourism project.

This follows the £300,000 investment it made earlier this year, adding up to a total investment of £0.7 million since 2018 for routes giving visitors the chance to enjoy the area’s islands, coastal landscapes, harbo...

September 10, 2019

The SNP Government has made £50,000 available to North Ayrshire Council (NAC) to help with decarbonisation of heat and to improve energy efficiency in homes across North Ayrshire.

This means NAC can apply for funding to pilot Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies which aim to identify local solutions to reduce emissions from buildings and t...

August 21, 2019

Local councils are preparing for the possibility of school meal nutritional standards being amended or discarded altogether in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the BBC has revealed.

These legal standards are designed to make sure school children are fed healthy food.

It is anticipated by some councils that school meals will not mee...

July 26, 2019

North Ayrshire Council has been awarded £250,000 of SNP Government funding through Transport Scotland’s Local Authority Installation Programme.

The Local Authority Installation Programme further develops the ChargePlace Scotland network so that Electric Vehicle (EV) drivers can confidently travel across urban and rural locations.

The latest phase...

July 8, 2019

Construction work has begun on a £19.5 million Largs council housing development, made possible with a £7.26 million grant from the SNP Government.

The Flatt Road development will comprise 122 homes, including 54 for general needs, 22 supported accommodation units, 18 amenity bungalows and a 28-unit sheltered housing complex.

The sheltered housing...

July 4, 2019

In the 2014-2020 funding programme, North Ayrshire has been directly allocated £5,925,755 from the European Social Fund (ESF) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which together make up the European Structural and Investment Funds and are managed in Scotland by the SNP Government.

North Ayrshire Council (NAC) is receiving £3,959,133...

May 7, 2019

Over the next two years, councils will benefit from an extra £80 million on top of previously announced funding for affordable housing. 

This means that local authorities will share a total of £1,300 million from 2019-2021 to help achieve the SNP Government’s ambitious aim to deliver 50,000 affordable homes, including 35,000 available for social...

April 9, 2019

After SNP Councillors Alan Hill and Anthea Dickson prevented the wholesale closure of community centres and facilities in February 2018, a working group was set up with the North Ayrshire Federation of Community Organisations (NAFCO) to develop plans ahead of removing any funding.

They have now entered the consultation stage and it is important t...

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