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There is a commitment over the next three years to roll out a programme to work with all communities within East Ayrshire to develop Community Led Action Plans. This forms a core part of the business of Vibrant Communities in terms of empowering and enabling local communities to take on the development and delivery of local programmes, services and facilities, therefore contributing to the vision of transforming our relationship with communities we serve.

Community Led Action Plans in communities have produced key outcomes including the following:

  • More people wanting to take part in shaping the future of their community
  • Changing and more sophisticated leadership within communities
  • Communities shifting from being reactive to proactive
  • Communities becoming partners in their own development
  • A wide range of community projects and initiatives
  • A greater ability for communities to partner with public agencies to deliver services
  • Increased membership of existing local groups
  • Creation of new community organisations
  • Increased local capacity to develop and manage community projects

Vibrant Communities staff have supported the communities detailed above to develop Community Steering Groups to lead the process of developing the Community Led Action Plan. Community Steering Groups have ranged in membership. Representation on these groups has included:

  • Community Councils
  • Community Associations
  • Uniformed Organisations
  • Parent Teacher Associations (PTA)
  • Tenants and Residents Groups
  • Church representatives
  • Business Community
  • Schools
  • Youth Organisations
  • Other interested individuals within the community

Each community follows a similar process:

  • Community Steering Group established
  • Household Survey developed and distributed to all households.
  • Community Profile prepared
  • Stakeholders identified and interviewed on a 1:1 or focus group basis
  • All responses analysed and collated into a report
  • Community event organised to feedback results to community and enable further refinement of results through a voting process
  • Community event report prepared
  • Draft Action Plan developed
  • Final Plan printed
  • Community Led Action Plan launch preparation

To hear about the experience of Dalmellington please watch the video below:


Download community action plans

  1. Darvel and District Community Action Plan
  2. Logan, Lugar and Cronberry Community Action Plan
  3. Mauchline Community Action Plan
  4. New Cumnock Community Action Plan
  5. Newmilns and Greenholm Community Action Plan                          
  6. Fenwick Community Action Plan
  7. Sorn Community Action Plan
  8. Dalmellington Community Action Plan
  9. Drongan, Rankinston and Stair Community Action Plan
  10. Patna Community Action Plan
  11. Netherthird, Craigens and Skerrington Community Action Plan
  12. Kilmarnock Town Centre Action Plan
  13. Muirkirk Community Action Plan
  14. Cumnock Community Action Plan
  15. Shortlees Community Action Plan
  16. Stewarton Community Action Plan
  17. Ochiltree and Skares Community Action Plan
  18. Catrine Community Action Plan
  19. North West Community Action Plan
  20. Dalrymple, Hollybush and Skeldon Community Action Plan
  21. Auchinleck Community Action Plan
  22. Darvel and District Community Action Plan 2
  23. Kilmaurs Community Action Plan
  24. Newmilns and Greenholm Community Action Plan 2022-2027 (PDF 2.49Mb)
  25. Cronberry, Logan and Lugar Community Action Plan 2 (PDF 19.8Mb) 

Download thematic action plans

  1. EACHa (East Ayrshire Churches Homelessness Action)

Download community updates

  1. New Cumnock Community Action Plan 5 year review
  2. Catrine Community Action Plan annual review
  3. Drongan, Rankinston & Stair regeneration group journey so far
  4. New Cumnock Regeneration Masterplan
  5. Darvel CAP 2014 - 2019 Highlights
  6. Darvel CAP 2014 - 2019 Detailed Review
  7. Darvel CAP Annual Review 2021
  8. Darvel Community Action Plan Annual Review 2022 (PDF 192Kb)

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