Girvan Football Club are celebrating an award of £25,000 from Carrick Futures’ latest grant making round, which awarded a total of £75,750 to projects benefitting South Carrick.

The grant will contribute to the cost of installing cost effective low energy LED floodlights around the pitch and running track at Hamilton Park.

The addition of floodlights to the ground will provide a safe, well-lit environment enabling sports and other activities to be held throughout the winter months.

The ground is utilised by many other community groups including Girvan Walking Football, Girvan Men’s Shed, Girvan Running Club and Girvan Cycling Club.

Over 150 people currently benefit from the facility each week and the club envisage this number will increase once the floodlights are installed and new community groups begin to make use of it.

Danny McCulloch, Chair of Girvan Football Club, said “We are delighted to secure a grant of £25,000 from Carrick Futures towards the cost of the installation of floodlights at Hamilton Park. Over the last few years Carrick Futures has helped us to establish ourselves as an important part of the local community.

“The funding has helped us deliver various projects for the people of South Carrick. We thank the Fund for this generous grant award.”

South Ayrshire Women’s Aid was also awarded £10,000 to contribute to the costs of the re-development of a communal refuge.

Other successful projects include £25,000 to Pinwherry and Pinmore Community Development Trust to contribute to the re-development of the former Primary School, £10,000 to Ballantrae Trust to contribute to costs of the 2021 Ballantrae Food and Drink Festival and £5,750 to Age Concern Girvan to improve their hall.