May 20, 2020

The SNP Government’s Business Support Fund has been increased by £40 million to provide additional support for key sectors of the Scottish economy.

This extra funding will be split between the Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund, which has increased by £30 million to £120 million, and the Creative, Tourism & Hospitality Enterprises Hardship Fund,...

May 14, 2020

North Ayrshire’s Social Care Sector has been allocated an additional £1,339,000 from the SNP Government, to help with the financial impact of the coronavirus. This is part of an initial £50 million across Scotland.

This funding will help address immediate challenges and support ongoing provision of social care.

Health and Social Care Partnerships...

May 6, 2020

Pupils across North Ayrshire will benefit from a further £8.8 million Pupil Equity Funding from the SNP Government over this and next year, taking the total allocation to £22,050,120 since the programme began in 2017.

For the first time, Pupil Equity Fund (PEF) allocations have been confirmed for two years to provide more certainty for head teach...

November 1, 2019

Arran’s MSP Kenneth Gibson is delighted that the SNP Government has awarded £3,612,000 to Arran Development Trust (ADT) through an Offer in Principle Grant from the Rural & Islands Housing Fund. This is the largest grant awarded to a community group from this fund.

The grant will be used as part of an £8.5 million financial package to provide 43...

June 7, 2019

On Wednesday, Kenneth asked Trade, Investment and Innovation Minister Ivan McKee MSP what support will the Scottish Government provide to successfully deliver the Hunterston master plan, through the Ayrshire Growth Deal (AGD) and directly.

In his answer, the Minister alluded to the significant investment in housing, education and skills, transpor...

May 30, 2019

At the Dalry Bypass - opened on 30 May by Transport Secretary Michael Matheson MSP - was the sprightly 100-year old Mrs Mary McInnes, who has lived in Dalry all of her life.

Also present were members of the community, contractors, local councillors and pupils from Dalry Primary and St Palladius Primary, who did an excellent job helping Mrs McInne...

May 16, 2019


 

Applications for the CashBack for Communities programme, which reinvests criminal assets into community projects, reopened today, with more than £18 million to be allocated.

In 2017-18, £279,822 was awarded from the fund in North Ayrshire for community programmes and activities to support young people into positive destinations, diverting some...

May 9, 2019

Community groups and projects can now apply to the SNP Government’s new £11.5 million Investing in Communities Fund, to tackle disadvantage, poverty and inequality.

The fund encourages community-led development, design and delivery of sustainable local solutions addressing local issues, circumstances and aspirations, such as supporting out-of-sch...

March 27, 2019

Waiting times for patients with suspected cancer will be targeted in an action plan which will introduce new technologies, additional clinics and additional training for staff.

The revised Endoscopy Action Plan, which is backed by a £6 million investment, sets out steps to ensure all new patients will be seen within six weeks for key endoscopic t...

March 21, 2019

The introduction of Road Equivalent Tariff for Arran and Cumbrae in 2014 reduced car ferry fares by 57%, leading to record numbers of visitors to these islands and boosting their economies. An additional ferry now sails the Ardrossan to Brodick route for seven months, which has greatly increased capacity relative to when the SNP Government came...

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