Community Composting Project
The aim of this project is to provide a non-profitmaking, volunteer-led service to the Tarland community for the collection and recycling of green garden waste. The service is available to all participating households within the village. We currently have 70 participating households, and 25 volunteers. A recent survey of members showed a very high degree of satisfaction with the service. The project will run again in 2011.
Kate Redpath email@example.com www.tarland.org.uk
Tarland Development Group
Feasibility Study for Renovations
The aim of the project was to carry out a Feasibility and Design Study in relation to Heating and Insulation at the Victoria and Albert Hall complex in Ballater, and separately but jointly, a Feasibility Study into possible refurbishment and updating of toilet, kitchen and storage facilities at the complex. The 2 Feasibility Studies were delivered in July 2010, and were presented to the community at an event on 21st August 2010. As a result, the community is now considering what options to pursue with a view to improving facilities in the Halls. It is hoped that improvements to heating and general facilities will be undertaken to some extent during 2011.
Ian Hay 013397 55941 firstname.lastname@example.org
Village Clock Renovation
This is the first element of a much larger project to renovate and refurbish the MacRobert Memorial Hall, which is owned and managed by the Tarland Welfare Trust on behalf of the community. The clock, on the front of the hall, is a feature of the village square and is held in fond regard by villagers. In the community consultation undertaken regarding the renovation of the Hall, the clock was identified by a number of residents as an important feature of the village square and part of the heritage of the community. The clock, which has not worked reliably for a number of years, has been cleaned and restored. This project provides a strong message to the community that the feedback from them in the community consultation has been reflected in action taken.
Pam Blackhall 013398 81359 email@example.com
Developing Huntly Town Collection
Since 1995 Deveron Arts has been inviting artists from all over the world to Huntly. During their stay the artists produce new work, which go on to tour internationally. Each artist also leaves one piece of work behind. These traces of their work form a Huntly-based collection known as The Town Collection which is placed in pubs, shops, schools, offices and other spaces around the town. There are now over 60 art works in the Town Collection.
This project has created a map for people to find the many venues around Huntly which host part of the town collection. This is a great asset for visitors, as they do not only see one venue as is normally the case with a museum, but they are encouraged to see other shops, hotels, pubs, etc. Every three months a new piece will be added to the map which will be reproduced annually.
Claudia Zeiske 01466 794494 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dance Leaders Award Huntly
The Active Schools Network offers school-aged children the motivation and opportunities to adopt active and healthy lifestyles. This was a community based leadership project for 14 year olds and above that also had an impact on 8 -13 year olds. They took the Level 1 Award in Dance Leadership, which is a nationally recognised qualification that enables successful candidates to lead small groups in simple dance activities. Five Dance Leaders completed training with Sports Leaders UK. The Gordon Schools now have a Dance programme at lunchtime and after school.
Kevin Davies 07917 00 0107 email@example.com
Key funder of community groups and projects that improve health, education and the environment
Evelyn Boyd, Outreach Development and Support Manager
Helpline: 0300 123 7110
Major funder of economic, environmental and social development projects in rural communities
Eleanor Morris, Rural Direct Development Officer from Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO)
Tel: 07792 858180
Rural Direct Helpline: 0845 838 8598
Practical advice for community groups in the form of easy to read, self-help information, including sources of funding
Marr Area Partnership can provide additional support to those seeking funds for community projects, we have provided details information on other funding sources and support where required, so please contact us if you would like help on funding a project. We have provided details of some of the key funding opportunities available to rural communities and sources of local advice. In November 2010 a number of these organisations came to talk at the Community Ward Forums and copies of their presentations can be found on the Our Aberdeenshire web site.
Other Funding Opportunities
Aberdeenshire Council, European Funds
Council for Voluntary Service Aberdeenshire – Central and South
Scottish Rural Development Priorities (SRDP)
Major programme of European and Scottish Government funding to support development for rural communities. Marr Area Partnership representatives are members of the LEADER Aberdeenshire Local Action Group (LAG) and Cairngorms National Park LAG, helping to make decisions on funding from these schemes. Contact details are given below:
Aberdeenshire LEADER: Vicky Thomson, LEADER Co-ordinator
Tel: 01467 628383
Cairngorms LEADER: Patricia Methven, LEADER Programme Manager
Tel: 01479 870543
Marr Area Partnership is a Company Limited by Guarantee (No.393270) and a Registered Charity (SC031462)
Registered Office; Marr Area Office, Alford, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, AB33 8TY