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Initiative Grant Scheme

Do you have a community project that needs funding? If so we would love to hear from you. The Marr Area Committee of Aberdeenshire Council set up this grant scheme to support community development. We run the scheme and offer support to community groups to achieve the maximum benefit from the awards. They can be up to a maximum value of £1000. This would be then match funded by at least the same amount as the grant. The form can be accessed by clicking here. Please contact Lindsay on 07585 621549 or at for a friendly chat and guide to the application process. 

Here are some of the groups we have helped during 2023-24

Banchory U3A Group - £128.25 was used to purchase a roving microphone

Tyred and Cranky - £734.00 went towards equipment for trail rangers 

One to One Counselling - £261.75 helped with the cost of a printer

Kinnord Village Hall - £750.00 helped with resilience planning

Alford Heritage Museum - £247.63 helped pay for first aid training for volunteers

Aboyne Youth Hub - £750.00 went towards activities and catering equipment

Cromar Community Council - £200.00 was used to pay for resilience leaflets

Ballater Academy - £689.00 helped towards activities for the hub

Grampian Transport Museum Young Engineers Club - £750.00 paid for batteries and battery chargers for the STEM Challenge

Rannes Hall - £750.00 was used to set up a community give and take hub

Ballater Primary School - £270.00 paid for author visits to this rural primary school

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