“CVO East Ayrshire exists to represent the voluntary sector, to assist organisations in East Ayrshire to come together for common purposes and to enable local people to gain access to the decision making processes which affect their communities.”

CVO East Ayrshire manages and delivers services for the community including:

Ayrshire East FoodbankFeeding local people in crisis. Donations can be handed in at Belford Mill from Monday to Friday between 9 am and 4.30pm. 01563 574000
GRAFTA range of services to support tenancies – painting & decorating gardening, & cleaning. For more information please call 01563 574000.
WG13Social enterprise café, venue and community digital hub delivering good food, retail, entertainment, training and telehealthcare.  01563 594600
Feet FirstFootcare for the community delivered by our NHS trained staff at 14 clinic locations across East Ayrshire.  01564 574000
Digital HubPro-active peer support for East Ayrshire Seniors including ConnectCall telephone service for older people. 01563 594600
Our Wee PlaceA community based project in Shortlees (Kilmarnock) to involve local people in new activities. Funded by the Big Lottery Our Place programme. Call 01563 259831

CVO (East Ayrshire) Ltd supports the growth of a diverse third sector in East Ayrshire

We do this by providing services, support and representation at strategic and operational levels. The sector is large and complex ranging from small community groups run by one or two volunteers, to large social enterprises with many employees. Whatever the size of the organisation, CVO East Ayrshire is the conduit to the private and public sectors.

Part of our remit is as a partner in the Third Sector Interface, and in that role, we represent the sector on over 20 different partnerships, locally and nationally.  These include Community Planning, Financial Inclusion, Employability, Reshaping Care for Older People, Health and Social Care Integration and Early Years.

We deliver training, capacity building and development support to our members and the wider sector.  Topics range from fundraising and social enterprise to committee skills and charity law.

In addition, we believe in leading by example and have set up and grown a number of social enterprises, supporting some of the most vulnerable members of our community and providing employment and volunteering opportunities.

More recently we have assumed responsibility for the management of Ayrshire East Foodbank and co-ordinate the supply of emergency food to those in need across the area.

Current Vacancies

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We are also happy to share your own local vacancies.  Just drop us an email and we’ll post it in our news and events section and on our social media pages.

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Please help! Foodbank stocks are really low!