Our Services

The Ayrshire Community Trust provide a range of services to help and support community groups, organisations and individuals.

Ardrossan Employability Hub (Job Club)

• Do you need help completing job application forms?

• Would you like to access the internet to search for jobs?

• Would you like some help to create or update a C.V.?

If so, then please come along to our FREE drop-in on either: Monday Afternoons between 12.00pm & 4.00pm, Tuesday’s between 9.30am & 12.30pm or Wednesday’s between 10.00am & 4.00pm

Independent Examinations

TACT offer an Independent Examination of accounts to Charities who have an income level of less than £250,000 on a Receipts and Payments basis, by staff who have been trained by the Association of Charity Independent Examiners, (A.C.I.E), to assist Charities to comply with the reporting requirements for the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.

If you would like to discuss with an independent examiner (IE) your requirements then please use the ‘contact us’ page. An IE will get in touch with you to make arrangements to assist to complete your end of year return.

If you are not a registered charity we can still assist you as we are happy to offer the same service that we do to charities.

Our current payment scales are:

Charities

£0.00 to £15,000 would cost £50.00

£15,000 to £50,000 would cost £75.00

£50,000 to £100,000 would cost £100.00

£100,000 to £250,000 would cost £200.00

Non charities

£0.00 to £15,000 would cost £60.00

£15,000 to £50,000 would cost £100.00

£50,000 to £100,000 would cost £200.00

£100,000 to £250,000 would cost £350.00

These costs are changeable and would be discussed with the group before completing the examination.

Equipment Hire

We have a wide range of equipment for hire to help groups run successful fêtes, fairs, meetings and other events.

Equipment is subject to availability and all equipment hire is FREE!

• Tombola

• Coconut Shy

• Lucky Dip

• Ball and Bucket

• Hoopla

• Lucky Dip

• Beat the Goalie

• Dennis the Menace Tin Can Alley

• Giant inflatable target ball game

• Duck Pond

• Collection Buckets

• Collection Cans

• Giant Darts

• Giant Snakes & Ladders

Please contact the office on 01294 443044 to check availability for the dates you require.

Room Hire

Training Room

(Can seat 18 around main table – layout can be changed to auditorium to seat 25max)

Community Groups – Full Day – £90 / Half Day – £40

Statuary Organisations – Full Day £100 / Half Day £50

Smartboard with access to the Internet included.

I.T. Suite

(With 10 computers with internet access)

Community Groups – Full Day – £90 / £40

Statuary Organisations – Full Day – £100 / Half Day – £50

Small Meeting Room

(Can seat 6 people comfortably around a large table)

Full Day – £40

Half Day – £25

Refreshments (Tea, Coffee, Water facilities) are included.

If lunch is required, TACT can provide this at an additional cost.

Full Day – 9:00am – 4:30pm

Half Day – 9:00am – 12:30pm / 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Please contact the office on 01294 443044 to check availability for the dates you require.

Admin Services

At TACT we also offer a range of administration support services to the local community and voluntary sector.

Photocopying and document creation is something that we all have to do and here at TACT we offer a low cost photocopying service.

Service                                                                                                         Cost Per Sheet

A4 Black and White Single Sided Photocopying                             5p for Voluntary Orgs/10p for General Public

A4 Colour Single Sided Photocopying                                           10p for Voluntary Orgs/20p for General Public

Laminating                                                                                                            50p

Typing                                                                                                              £7/hour

Please contact the office on 01294 443044 to discuss your requirements.

Website Creation

Aimed at third sector organisations, community groups and community interest companies, our low cost website creation service will provide you with a professionally built website with content management system and modules specifically designed for non-technical users.

We will also provide training on how to add text and images in order for you to take control and keep your website up to date.

Whether you already have a website that needs a makeover or don’t have one at all our friendly, jargon-free service will get your presence on the web for the world to see!

Costs

• Website Package 1 (up to 6 pages inc. 1 hour training) – £299

• Website Package 2 (up to 10 pages inc. 1 hour training) – £499

• Website Package 3 (10 pages or more inc. 1 hour training) – £799

Note: Although we do not provide web hosting services ourselves, we can offer help and advice on how to choose a suitable provider for hosting and domain names.

This service runs from the Town Centre TV office in Trinity Church, Irvine. Call 01294 537221 or email info@towncentre.tv to discuss your requirements.

VHS to DVD Conversion

We can copy your old VHS video tapes and digitally convert them to DVD-Video format.

Do you have some classic family memories captured on VHS? Don’t let them degrade and become unplayable!

We offer a VHS to DVD transfer service so you can preserve all your old videos on DVD disc.

This service runs from the Town Centre TV office in Trinity Church, Irvine. Call 01294 537221 or email info@towncentre.tv to discuss your requirements.

Costs:

Standard Play (SP) Tape (up to 2hrs long) – £12 each

Long Play (LP) Tape (up to 4hrs long) – £20 each

We supply 2 x copies of each tape on DVD. Additional copies are available at a cost of £4 each.

Important Notes:

• Home movies only – no commercial titles.

• We can accept standard VHS tapes and MiniDV tapes only.

• DVD quality is dependant on original quality of the VHS source tape*.

• Straight copies only – no editing or retouching is included.

• Please allow 5 working days for turnaround.

*Older VHS tapes that have been kept in storage (especially those recorded in LP or EP mode) are more likely to suffer from degradation such as colour loss, audio loss, frame skipping, and tracking issues. We can digitally copy what is playable in order to preserve your footage as much as possible but, unfortunately, some tapes may be unplayable.