As a Third Sector Interface Arran CVS work closely with statutory partners to input third sector knowledge at various strategic and local planning discussions.

Details of these partners can be found here -


North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership

Arran locality facts

  • Higher life expectancy (compared to the rest of North Ayrshire)
  • Higher frail elderly population who have more than one health condition
  • Relatively low levels of deprivation and unemployment
  • High educational attainment for local pupils
  • Lower levels of crime

Arran has a wide range of on-island services; however, the largely rural community has poor transport options and has a higher proportion of older people needing support.

Arran Health and Social Care/Community Planning Partnership Forum has identified the following priorities:

Develop transport solutions that help local people in accessing support

  • Reduce Social Isolation
  • Affordable Housing Solutions

For Arran Community Planning Partnership (CPP) information and events, click here


North Ayrshire Community Planning Partnership

The draft Arran and Cumbrae Local Island Plans and sample 2022/23 Annual Action Plans are now available to view at

North Ayrshire Community Planning Partnership - link to

The Community Empowerment Act - link to sets out what community planning is, who should be involved and what our main aim should be.

We have a board - link to that is made up of 11 key partners- including the Third Sector Interface- that oversees the work of the partnership. Our main aim is to tackle inequalities.  However, the Community Planning partnership in North Ayrshire is much bigger than the partners that sit on the Board and drive our work.

Our Community Engagement Network includes over 50 public, private and third sector partners. Communities - link to are key to Community Planning working well.  Empowered communities can achieve great things for their residents. They achieve even more when they work in partnership.

In North Ayrshire we have six localities. Arran is one of these - link to

Each locality has its own Partnership that includes: elected members, community councils, other community representatives and key community planning partners. They decide on local priorities and drive the work to tackle these.

If you want to get involved and for all you need to know about North Ayrshire CPP and its work, please visit our website at


Arran Recovery Group


Arran Recovery Group  -



Arran Community & Voluntary Service provides a comprehensive range of services to third sector organisations.

We are a local charitable organisation that provides a range of information and office services to voluntary and community organisations operating on Arran.


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