NCCBC is always looking for new members!

📍 Maybole & North Carrick Residents! 📍

NCCBC is a membership organisation that has around £300,000 available to spend on improvements in North Carrick each year. The company is set up to administer grant funding from renewable energy sources and any other source that fits with the company and its charitable status. 

The company and its provision of funding covers the whole of North Carrick and the 5 community council areas within that area. These consist of Crosshill, Straiton and Kirkmichael as 1, Kirkoswald, Maidens and Turnberry as 1 and then Dunure and Minishant and Maybole as the other 3 areas.

Why not get involved? Become a member of NCCBC.
Join NCCBC and have your say on future improvements to your area!

Massive boost to North Carrick Regeneration!

‘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 –

See North Carrick on the map of UK projects here- View Interactive Map!



NCCBC’s Youth Strategy

Calling on North Carrick’s Young People

As part of her role with NCCBC, Claire Bryan is supporting Lynda Johnstone, the consultant who is employed to produce a Youth Strategy for Maybole & North Carrick. Both are keen to talk with young people about what needs to be done to improve things. So, if you’re a parent or work with young people – or better still, if you’re a young person – please follow and share our social media channels for upcoming polls, activities and events! or


NCCBC is now on Instagram!

Woohoo! NCCBC is now on Instagram! 🥳  Find us @improvingNC
Follow us now for photos and stories from North Carrick projects!
Did you know we are also on Facebook?

Charity Shop Update!

Charity Shop and the Flat above in Maybole
Soaring costs in the construction sector led to NCCBC looking into alternative uses for this building – including combining it with next door properties and developing social housing.
None of the alternatives seem to be viable and so NCCBC has decided to plough on with the original proposal to repair and renovate the building, reopen the Charity Shop, and put the
flat up for rent. We are working closely with the Maybole Regeneration Project to see how this can be done.

New members wanted!

Join now!
NCCBC is a membership organisation that has around £300,000 available to spend on improvements in North Carrick each year.
Every year the members review the Company’s work and elect the Directors for the following year. Any Full Member can be elected as a Director and the liability of members is limited to a maximum of £1 each. Membership costs you nothing and joining will give you and your village or town a say in how North Carrick should develop!

(You can also receive a paper copy of the application form by emailing or phoning Stuart:, 07977 115974)

Crosshill First to get New Play Equipment!

All communities with play parks have been working with NCCBC and South Ayrshire Council to decide what new equipment they should install using money from the joint funding programme.

Unfortunately, the delivery times being quoted by suppliers were longer than usual for obvious reasons, but he good news is that work has now been completed at the play park in Crosshill, and the new equipment has already been very well received by the children of the village!

Hopefully, the other villages will follow very soon!

COP26 Community Benefit Challenge

COP26 Community Benefit Challenge

Scottish Power are inviting community groups eligible to apply to ScottishPower Renewables’ community benefit funds across the UK to bring forward Net Zero initiatives for the chance to access additional funding through the COP26 Community Benefit Challenge. Depending on the value of the initiative, ScottishPower Renewables will award up to £5,000 towards the best idea! 💚♻️

The funders are looking for applications showing:

  • The applicant and their contact details
  • The details of the proposed Net Zero initiative
  • Who this will benefit in their community
  • How much it will cost to deliver
  • Timescales for delivery

Further information is available to read on their website or you can direct any questions you may have to 😃



View the PDF poster here: COP26 Comp poster A3 V2 


Developing Tourism on Our Coast

The ”Developing and Managing Tourism in Coastal North Carrick Report” is now available to view, and local residents and businesses are invited to read more about the plans and intentions for managing and developing coastal tourism in our area. The report – supported by the NatureScot ‘Better Places Green Recovery Fund’- outlines previous work which was undertaken by NCCBC and our coastal communities to create Development Programmes ( 

The report focuses on tourism and changing consumer behaviours as a result of Covid-19. It gives data on current and potential future visitor numbers and discusses the strengths of our area, including our stunning natural environment, popular visitor attractions and proactive community groups and organisations, as well as discussing the opportunities for investment, development and growth in the coming months and years. 

A steering group of people from Dunure, Kirkoswald, Maidens and Turnberry, worked with consultants to produce the report and they are continuing the work to implement its findings. A key feature of this may be to create a Tourism Forum that can link into the work of the Ayrshire and Arran Destination Alliance and the Ayrshire Growth Deal. The local Tourism Forum – involving private, public and community sectors – will develop the tourism product in this area and will enhance the “Shire Route” – one of 5 routes being promoted via “The Coig”,

To read the report in full click here.

To find out more about the project and other development plans in the area, you can contact NCCBC’s Development Officer, Stuart Lindsay via email on

Goudie’s – Open for business!

Part funded by NCCBC, Goudie’s is the new state of the art venue, bar, café & restaurant, situated in what was once Maybole Speaker’s club! 
Newly opened when restrictions lifted, Goudie’s are now enjoying welcoming folks into the new facility!
It includes a family-friendly restaurant catered by 1880Dinner@Goudies, a new function suite for celebrations of all kinds including weddings; conferences; community and group meetings, as well as its bars & outdoor spaces. For the full story of Goudie’s – you can read their article here.
Goudie’s is owned and operated by a Charity – Carrick Community Leisure Group SCIO number SCO45601.
To find out more visit their facebook page!