The Radio City Association's Charitable Objects Are:
To provide Recreational facilities within the Garnock Valley ("the operating area"), and organise recreational activities within the operating area with such facilities/activities being available to members of the the public at large, with object of improving conditions in life
To advance the mental and physical health of residents of the operating area
To advance education and in particular (i) to increase knowledge and awareness of issues relating to health, drug abuse and alcohol dependency and (ii) to provide or assist in the provision of learning activities for pre-school children or ( in relation to out-of-school or holiday periods) children of school age.
To relieve poverty within the operating area by the promotion, provision and facilitation, as part of a wider strategy, of various initiatives, schemes and programmes of an economic development and social nature.
To promote and/or provide training in skills of all kinds, particularly such skill as will assist residents of the operating area in obtaining paid employment.
To promote, establish, operate and/or support other similar schemes and projects, which are in furtherance of the charitable purposes, for the benefit of the community within the operating area.
The Radio City Association (RCA) was established in 1999 to renovate the historic Art Deco style Radio Cinema building in Kilbirnie Town Centre. The RCA operated the building as a healthy liing and community centre offering various servces locally. The has continued its charitable objectives and also embarked on a new ambition of becoming an enabler of sustainable economic development and community empowerment locally by re-investment via the "Electric Valley" programme consisting of community ownership of renewable energy resources. This consists of a 2.5MW wind turbine and small scale hydro scheme. The reveues from these projects will be re-invested in the local community in sustainable and environmentally friendly projects.