MONDAY’S Funding Fayre, organised by Kenneth Gibson MSP and Patricia Gibson MP was a resounding success.

Representatives of over 120 local community organisations attending throughout the morning at the event in Saltcoats Town Hall.

Kenneth said: “There was such enthusiasm that the event began 15 minutes early and overran by another 45. There was also loads of networking going on.”

Patricia added: “Funders were delighted that so many people wanted help and information, with one suggesting that ‘four out of five’ groups are likely to be successful in applying to them for grants.

“Feedback from the community groups themselves was very positive and I have no doubt that many across North Ayrshire will benefit from having participated.”

Café Solace, which provided attendees with free tea and coffee, received £64.52 in donations.