Aberdeen Harbour Fund has been praised for its work in the community.
The board’s community action fund has donated more than £500,000 to nearly 50 organisations and project, including Seaton Taking Action for Regeneration, Sunnybank Community Centre, Walker Road Dancers and Friends of Torry Care Home.
Aberdeen Council for Voluntary Organisations (ACVO), who helped the board develop the fund, praised their efforts to provide a much-needed income boost.
Alison Chandler, funding and business planning officer, said: “The harbour’s fund has truly supported the most-needy in the region and genuinely understood what backing voluntary action really entails.”
With the fund’s initial five-year programme nearing completion, the harbour is hoping to roll out its next phase of its stakeholder project next year – which will involve larger sums being donated to one or two specific projects.
Michelle Handforth, chief executive of the harbour board, said: “Moving forward we would like to build on the funding programme to date – and to celebrate our 50th sponsorship award – by selecting a single project which we can become involved with as it progresses, and with whom we can build an even deeper supportive relationship.
“We are looking forward to rolling this out in early 2019.”