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Virtual Community Centre launched to connect communities

Posted on 14 May 2020

This week marks the launch of an online community centre for North Ayrshire community groups and residents.

Set-up by the Council’s Community Learning & Development team, the @NorthAyrshireCommunity Virtual Community Centre Facebook page has been formed to provide a place for community collaboration and inspiration during and after the pandemic.

With an aim to establish a support network for communities, the team can continue engagement with residents and community organisations as we navigate our way through the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

Brimming full of helpful information and inspiring daily posts, the Virtual Community Centre is a one-stop-shop to give people information and community activities updates on a wide range of local services whilst at home.

Councillor Louise McPhater, Cabinet Member for Communities said: “The launch of the Virtual Community Centre is another great step forward to ensure our communities remain connected during these challenging times. Especially helpful for community groups and organisations is the funding information to help get them through the crisis.

“Our dedicated Connected Communities team members are set to hit the ground running with this fantastic online community space, which will ensure people are kept in-the-know about what is happening in their local area during the lockdown.

“The virtual hub will also provide people with a supportive and safe space where they can share ideas and get involved in activities throughout their local area, from the comfort of their own homes.”

Over the coming weeks, the Virtual Community Hub will be providing followers with information on topics such as learning opportunities, volunteering, funding, community decision making, youth work, community events, Active Schools, the Duke of Edinburgh Award as well as local updates on what is happening across our six localities.

After lockdown the Virtual Community Centre will continue as a central place for all community-specific information with signposting, advice and access to activities and events so that we all continue to remain connected with others in our community.

To get involved and remain connected with your community, join the @NorthAyrshireCommunity page here at: https://www.facebook.com/NorthAyrshireCommunity/

And, if you like to find out specific updates for your area, you can join in via your specific locality using the links below:

Specific topic information, North Ayrshire wide can be found by visiting the below Facebook pages:

Virtual Community