The clubs’ facilities have been built with the community in mind so it goes without saying that our aim is to get everyone involved. We are always looking for more community groups to use the facilities at Kilwinning Sports Club so we’d be delighted to hear from any group that has an idea about using our facilities.
“Healthy Young Lives” Project
Kilwinning Community Sports Club runs this project with funding support from BBC Children in Need and Riverside Foundation. We offer a daily free breakfast club for local children where they can enjoy a healthy breakfast and some activities before being walked to school. We also offer a host of free after school clubs activities for local young children including football, tennis, golf, fitness and arts and crafts.
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We are always looking for volunteers to help run the club. Kilwinning Sports Club runs a supportive volunteer program where every volunteer is welcomed into the club, becomes part of the team and is able to see the impact their volunteer work has on the community. There is no typical KSC volunteer, young or old, employed or unemployed, skilled or unskilled the one thing they have in common is they see value in “giving back”. If you are interested in volunteering then we’d love to hear from you.”
Typical Roles: Web Development, Graphic Design, PR, Marketing, Finance, Sports Coaching, Management, Machine Repairs, Grounds Maintenance.
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“Using the power of football to tackle youth unemployment across the UK”, Streetleague’s North Ayrshire academy is based at Kilwinning Community Sports Club and we work in conjunction with them in employability.
“FITba4U is a structured sport, employability and health programme. It helps you to build confidence, improve health and meet new people.”
FITba4U are based at Kilwinning Community Sports Club holding weekly sessions every Tuesday as well as their annual event and other extra sessions. We also work alongside them in employability.
Community Jobs Scotland
“Community Jobs Scotland (CJS) is an employability programme aimed at supporting unemployed and vulnerable young people aged 16-29 into paid job training opportunities through the Third Sector. CJS is delivered by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) in partnership with the Scottish Government.”
Kilwinning Community Sports Club has been involved in the Community Jobs Scotland employability programme since its launch in 2011. Since then we have successfully hosted over 25 young people in paid job training opportunities including young offenders and young people with a disability or long term health condition. www.obs.scvo.org.uk
Grounds Maintenance Employability Project
In October 2012 Kilwinning Community Sports Club was awarded a People and Communities Fund to support a Grounds Maintenance Employability Project. The purpose of the project is to provide Grounds Maintenance skills training placements over a three year period 2012 – 2015, to unemployed people throughout North Ayrshire aged 16 – 24 years.
The course provides 3 training elements; Certified, Practical, CV and Interview skills. Certified training is provided by SRUC Auchencruive (Ayr), British Red Cross and AA Training.
The practical training program is provided by Michael Morgan (Grounds Maintenance Supervisor) and carried out at Kilwinning Community Sports Club.
Pupil Support Service Extended Outreach, North Ayrshire
“The Extended Outreach team work with pupils who need support out with and within mainstream education to return to full time mainstream provision, to achieve both formal and alternative accreditation and to move onto sustainable post-school destinations. Support is tailored to meet individual needs.”
Pupil Support Service Extended Outreach, North Ayrshire, make use of one of our many annexes to the main building as a base of extended learning. We work alongside them offering extra circular activities including sport and fitness as well as offering various work experience programmes for the pupils they support. www.educationscotland.gov.uk
The Dirrans Centre
“The Dirrans Centre provides a rehabilitation service for adults across North Ayrshire with a physical disability, brain injury, neurological and long-term conditions.”
Kilwinning Community Sports Club work in conjunction with the Dirrans Centre: delivering coaching at the club for a group of their clients. Dirrans Centre facebook page