An Ayr bakery has launched an urgent crowdfunding campaign to buy and install essential equipment.

Narture CIC, a social enterprise that provides artisanal quality and community engagement, launched the £15,000 campaign to buy items such as industrial bread ovens, mixers, fridges, and a pastry sheeter.

The upgrades will enable the team to cater to the growing demand from patrons, restaurants, and hotels.

The funds will also be directed towards renovations and installations in their newly acquired space at 32 Newmarket Street which was formerly a Greek restaurant.

The initiative aligns with Narture CIC’s broader aim of revitalising vacant spaces in Ayr town centre for artistic and cultural use while creating community employment opportunities.

Robert Singer, co-founder of Narture CIC, said: "At Narture CIC, we are committed to fostering creativity, sustainability, and wellbeing within our community.

"With this investment, we can expand our production capacity, create fair work employment opportunities, and continue our mission of bringing art and cultural experiences to Ayr."

To mark the start of the crowdfunding campaign, Narture CIC is hosting a celebration event on Wednesday, April 17.

The event will offer entertainment, an opportunity to contribute to the funding, and an art auction showcasing donated works from artists collaborating with Narture CIC.

The event is ticketed but free.

Saskia Singer, co-founder of Narture CIC, added: "We invite everyone to join us in shaping a future where every loaf baked is a testament to the transformative power of art, community, and sustainable living."

Tickets can be booked at

For contributions or additional information about the crowdfunding campaign, go to