About Us

Who We Are

In 2008, The Scottish Government announced its intention to alter the way it funded organisations which connect the Statutory and Third Sectors. TACT – formed by the amalgamation of CVSNorthAyrshire and The Volunteer Centre – and ACVS are the organisations in North Ayrshire which perform this role. The requirement for a single point of reference, the Interface, has led to TACT and ACVS forming a partnership, the purpose of which is to enter into a funding agreement with the Scottish Government to deliver the four key outcomes detailed below.

What We Do

TACT and ACVS have their own areas of responsibility under the remit of the Interface and both organisations are fully committed to fullfilling these in line with the four agreed outcomes:

  1. We support voluntary organisations, both local and national, who deliver services at a local level
  2. We support volunteers and promote volunteering
  3. We support and help develop social enterprise
  4. We are the connection between the local Community Planning Partnership and the Third Sector and facilitate communication and understanding between the two.

Please see below our different areas of responsibility, so that you can get in touch with the right person to help you.

The Ayrshire Community Trust

TACT will endeavour to provide a single point of contact, on the mainland, for anybody interested in volunteering, developing their community group or organisation. They will also be involved in consulting with community and voluntary groups across North Ayrshire on a number of topics such as community safety, community education, Social Enterprise and economic development. Partnership will be at the heart of everything TACT does.


Arran Community and Voluntary Service

ACVS are the main point of contact for issues relating to Health and Social Care, Social Services and Neighbourhood Planning. ACVS works with emerging and established community groups to help ensure that local needs and issues are met. We can help with the setting up of a new group and everything from legislative advice through to engaging with volunteers and the community. Office services are provided for groups and public users.