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Cabinet means business with Community Wealth Building Fund

East Ayrshire Council has put its money where its mouth is, with Cabinet approval of a plan to revamp its Community Wealth Building Fund in response to officer experience and consultation with local businesses.

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Shopping local for "Scotland Loves Local" week

Businesses, community groups and councillors will come together next week to promote the first ever “Scotland Loves Local Week”, with a social media campaign featuring a series of videos, messaging and a competition to celebrate all that is good about supporting local business, community and environment in East Ayrshire.

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Ayrshire Business Awards applications deadline extended to 7 July

Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that the application deadline for the 2023 Ayrshire Business Awards has been extended until 5.00pm on 7 July.

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Helping people into work - the latest from East Ayrshire

Big changes in the way that employability services are funded and run throughout Scotland and the UK were outlined at Cabinet, as East Ayrshire Council reported on how it has tailored its way of working to help people of all ages and skills into sustainable training and secure jobs.

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Community led regeneration - how it's working for East Ayrshire

Since 2014 the Scottish Government and COSLA’s  Regeneration Capital Grant Fund  has been supporting locally developed regeneration projects to help tackle inequalities and deliver inclusive growth in deprived, disadvantaged and fragile remote communities across Scotland.

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New location identified for Growth Deal food and drink project

East Ayrshire Council’s Cabinet has approved proposals to locate an innovative food and drink manufacturing project at Moorfield, Kilmarnock.  

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Ayrshire’s first indoor climbing centre set to open!

Get ready to climb to new heights! Following the extensive regeneration of a Victorian church, Above Adventure, Ayrshire’s first ever indoor climbing centre, is set to open to the public on Saturday 20 May 2023.

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The Wee Glen, Dunlop benefits from improvements

The Wee Glen Community Woodland in Dunlop was the location for a tree planting ceremony to mark extensive improvements carried out by East Ayrshire Woodlands.

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Getting back to work – the Growth Deal project helping hundreds rediscover work

A pan-Ayrshire project that is helping people back into employment has set itself an ambitious target for the coming months.

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Ayrshire Growth Deal delivering as second annual report released

The team behind the £251 million Ayrshire Growth Deal say the difficult economic climate won’t derail their transformational plans for the region. Their second annual report – which plots the progress over 12 months –  recognises the challenges of recent times but stresses ‘great progress has been made’.

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Ayrshire tourism forging ahead

Businesses aiming to capitalise on partnership commitment

The tourism industry in Ayrshire is putting a plan in place to help secure the future of one of the region’s most important economic drivers.

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New Kilmarnock Strategic Group will boost town centre development

Like every other town in Scotland, Kilmarnock is constantly evolving,  and with the Covid-19 pandemic,  Brexit, the energy crisis and the  effects of an economic downturn all having an effect on work patterns and shopping habits,  demand for, and use of, buildings and public spaces has changed dramatically in the last few years.