‘Foundations for Recovery’
NCCBC’s successful application for funding from the UK Government will see £565,000 invested to develop projects in North Carrick to the point where they are ready to be implemented.
South Ayrshire Council received over £12m worth of project proposals and had to whittle that down to a shortlist of projects with a total value of not more than £3 million. NCCBC’s project made it onto the shortlist of five projects
put forward by the Council and is one of only two of the shortlisted projects that has been approved by the UK Government.
The money, which includes a £50,000 contribution from North Carrick Community Benefit Company, will be used for an intensive programme to convert community and business aspirations, ideas, and proposals into investment-ready projects. The Government specified that this funding has to be used for revenue and not capital costs. So NCCBC will employ consultants, engineers, architects, and
other experts. They will work on a range of projects covering tourism, community assets, and workforce development.
The best thing about this “Foundations for Recovery” programme is that the work that these experts will do will lead directly to further funding applications. Those new applications will be to cover the capital costs of making big improvements in North Carrick. All in all, North Carrick could be in the early stages of a huge positive change.
Every community in North Carrick will be involved in Foundations for Recovery in one way or another. A very exciting time for our area!
Contact your local NCCBC Director or Stuart Lindsay to find out more – firstname.lastname@example.org
See North Carrick on the map of UK projects here- View Interactive Map!