THE CUMBRAE WAVE
Each day the waters change and so must we.
About The Cumbrae WAVE
The Cumbrae WAVE is a charity that was originally created on the Isle of Cumbrae in 2020, from the wish to regenerate the former National Watersports Centre, owned at the time by sportscotland, to provide sports and leisure facilities for the benefit of the residents and visitors of the island.
Unfortunately, despite the effort of its core working group, the charity wasn’t able to secure a Community Asset Transfer of the site in the required timeline, due mainly to the challenges of putting together a financially sustainable project (more information about the project here).
In June 2022, sportscotland has put the facilities on the market for sale (see press release).
As a result, The Cumbrae WAVE project comes to an end. The charity will be made dormant and the role of Project Development Officer, funded by North Ayrshire to support the mission, will be terminated from the 30th of September 2022.
The Cumbrae WAVE Milestones
Creation of the community group
The group The Cumbrae WAVE initially responded to the community’s wish to gain ownership of the former National Watersports Centre.
North Ayrshire Start-Up Funds
North Ayrshire funds have been allocated to The Cumbrae WAVE for start-up expenses.
Online Community Consultation
The Cumbrae WAVE conducted an online survey with over 375 participants. 98% supported a Community Asset Transfer (CAT) of the former Watersport Centre and associated land. More information and results about the online survey can be found in the project overview.
North Ayrshire Venture Funds
North Ayrshire Venture Funds had been allocated to The Cumbrae WAVE to cover the cost of a part time Project Development Officer for 2 years.
Event – Outdoor Night Swim
Outdoor swimming event organised during Millport Illuminations, to engage with the public about the future of the Watersport center.
Launch of The Cumbrae WAVE website.
Community consultation conducted in Garrison House. 14 participants discussed the feasibility of the project and potential activities development, the future of the charity and the Watersport Center. More information about the community workshop can be found in the project overview.