Welcome to the Arran Community and Voluntary Service Website.

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Arran Community and Voluntary Service, in partnership with the Ayrshire Community Trust, fulfills the functions of the North Ayrshire Interface. There are four functions

  1. To support and develop volunteering.
  2. To support and develop third sector organisations locally whether local or national organisations.
  3. To support and encourage social enterprise.
  4. To create clearer communication between the Third Sector and the Community Planning Partnership.
Our revised name, Arran Community and Voluntary Service, reflects our change of status to a Private Limited Company, and marks our role in the North Ayrshire Interface. If you have any queries, please contact us.

We provide a wide range of information and support services to voluntary and community groups located on the Islands of Arran and Cumbrae.  We are also a link to many other local, regional and national organisations and networks that may be able to help.

Arran CVS wants to hear from you/your group to

  1. Find out what kind of help you may need
  2. Identify gaps in services & support
  3. Identify the main issues & concerns that have an impact on your group, volunteers, clients or service users
  4. Let us know what's happening in your group/community

Click for information from North Ayrshire Council

Check their Community Planning page

for the most recent updates.


The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations website has up to date information for the Third Sector.

You can also keep up to date with Holyrood agendas by subscribing to their Third Force newsletter

2014 Communities, via Big Lottery Fund Scotland, provide financial assistance which may be available to community sport organisations, community councils and schools to encourage involvement in sport and physical activity. The funding limit has just been doubled to £2000.