Foundations for Recovery - Documents now available to view!

NCCBC’s successful application for funding from the UK Government saw £565,000 invested to develop projects in North Carrick to the point where they are ready to be implemented. The money, which included a £50,000 contribution from North Carrick Community Benefit Company, was used for an intensive programme to convert community and business aspirations, ideas, and proposals into investment-ready projects. NCCBC employed consultants, engineers, architects, and other experts who worked 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 have done is leading directly to further funding applications.

You can now view all of the documents produced through the project on NCCBC's website. You can find information about your village, or through the 'Lots' of work - Asset Development, Heritage and Cultural Tourism, Workforce, Sector Development & Jobs, and Management, Evaluation & Strategy.

We can’t wait to see how these projects develop – a very exciting time for North Carrick!

North Carrick Events Development – Opportunities!

Please find below role descriptors for some very exciting work which is coming up with NCCBC over the coming months!

If you are interested in any of these roles please get in touch with NCCBC by 8th February!

Email: [email protected]

Please note these opportunities are offered on a self employed basis.


North Carrick Community Newsletter Reminder!

Send in your stories today to see your news printed in the Spring Edition!
📧 Email us on [email protected]
💻 Or use our handy online form:

Merry Christmas!

A very Merry Christmas from the NCCBC team!

Foundations for Recovery - Evaluation Survey



If you haven’t already, please do allow a few minutes to take our survey about the Foundations for Recovery project - we would really like to hear from those attended any of the roadshows, the Working As One sessions, or anyone who was involved in another way.


On Saturday 3rd December Maybole’s Greenside hosted a day of festive fun for the families of the area!
‘Carrick Loves Christmas’ was the first event of its kind and was brought to you by Maybole Community Council in partnership with North Carrick Community Benefit Company and, with funding from Scotland’s Towns Partnership and Thriving Communities – Carrick Team.
Children enjoyed a free shot on the jet ride, as well as face painting, balloon models, and lots of crafts to try in the marquee! Local groups had stalls with activities including Community Wellbeing Hub, Girlguiding Carrick District, Maybole Regeneration, Community Learning Development, The Carrick Centre, and St Cuthbert’s Primary Parents Committee.
Everyone enjoyed hearing the three primary school choirs perform, as well as local singers, Becca Cameron, and Sian Clark. The wonderful sound of Maybole Pipe Band rang out around the square, and later we were entertained by the Dalrymple Ukulele Orchestra. The Burns Bachelors Performers also made us laugh with their funny festive poems.
The event organiser would like to thank everyone who supported the event! There is a survey live on social media now to get feedback for putting on future events! Check out @northcarricknow on Facebook and Instagram.
Photos by Hibbins Photography

Next Round of NCCBC Funding

The next round of applications to NCCBC's main fund will be considered in February. The deadline for these applications will be the 11th January and applications are taken through Claire Bryan on [email protected]
If you have a project you're ready to develop, get in touch with Stuart on [email protected] and he can support you through the process! 😀📝
Find out more here:

Community News - Autumn Edition OUT NOW!

📣 Autumn 2022 issue OUT NOW!📣

Get caught up on what’s going on in our area!
Don’t have a copy yet? Don’t worry!
There are lots of locations you can collect copies in; including Crosshill Post Office, Kirkmichael Community Shop and Cafe, Straiton Community Stores, Minishant Stores, Ropes', Goudies, The Carrick Centre, Maybole community store, Souter's Inn, Kirklands House & Garden, Balkenna Tearoom, Dowhill Farm Shop, Dunure Harbour Café, Aruna Art and Gifts
Online copies are also available via NCCBC’s website and 💻

FROM HERE TO SUSTAINABILITY - Sessions for Community Groups and Local Businesses

For Community Groups - A free session on how you can be stronger and more sustainable.
Will include ideas and support for income generation, fundraising/funding applications, and new ways of working. Opportunity for follow up with 6 days of free 1:1 support from Community Enterprise to help with your own ideas!
📌Tues 30th Aug at The Carrick Centre - for any groups from Maybole, Kirkoswald, Maidens, Turnberry and Dunure
📌Tues 6th Sept at Crosshill Community Centre - for any groups from Straiton, Minishant, Crosshill and Kirkmichael
For Businesses
📌Thursday 1st September - Two Online Sessions, 8-9am and 7-8pm.
A free session on new funding for your business and what support is out there for growth, new tourism opportunities, and ways to make your business and North Carrick stronger.
Email for more info: [email protected] 📧

Maybole Footgolf - the fast growing community sport!

Maybole Footgolf Club!

Recently founded this year, Maybole Footgolf club play at Maybole Golf Course and the club is growing from strength to strength!

Footgolf is a rapidly growing sport and is open to everyone of all ages. At the moment the club in Maybole has players registered from under 16 to over 55! The club plays in the West of Scotland league which includes teams from as far afield as Glasgow, Kilmarnock and Moffat.

”In order to help fund the purchase of club kit and accessories we are looking for local sponsorship. Any businesses or individuals who might be willing to help our club continue to grow would be more than welcome. If you are interested in either sponsoring or getting involved in the playing side our our community club, then please email Daryl Grover on [email protected] 

Thank you! ”