Social Security Scotland

This shareholders toolkit is designed to help you share information on the Best Start Grant Pregnancy and Baby Payment.


Third Sector Interface

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

Arran Community Council

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

Community Planning Partnership

See North Ayrshire Council's pages on the Community Planning Partnership for minutes of meetings

Ayrshire Health Partnership

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

NHS Ayrshire and Arran

NHS Ayrshire and Arran publish minutes of the North Ayrshire Community Health Partnership forum

The Adult Protection Committee

The Adult Protection Committee's biennial report to the Scottish Government can be viewed via the link.

The Community Retailing Network

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.

Rural Housing Service

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

Plain English

The Plain English website offers help with using language effectively and simply. They have free guides available online.

Fairtrade Arran

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.

Voluntary Health Scotland 

Voluntary Health Scotland is a UK wide network of voluntary health organisations

The Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament website has up to date listings of parliamentary debates, bills and more.

North Ayrshire Council Publication Scheme

In 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

Argyll & the Islands Community Regional web portal 

providing practical and downloadable information

Rural Community Gateway

First stop for rural news, information & networking

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations 

SCVO 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.

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?

Scottish Community Foundation  

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.

Creative Scotland

The lead body for  the funding, development &  advocacy of the arts in Scotland.

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.

‘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.

Scottish Executive   
Strategic funding of voluntary organisations

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.

Arran Medical Group

Arran Medical Group delivers primary health care on the Isle of Arran, as well as a full spectrum of additional services including out-of-hours care, medical input to Arran War Memorial Hospital, A&E, BASICS prehospital care and police surgeon work.