A north-east charity that helps young families cope with the pressures of bringing up a child has been awarded £15,000.
Home Start Kincardine received the funds from Scotmid Co-operative’s community connect initiative.
The organisation provides emotional and practical support and friendship to families with at least one child under the age of five.
The funding will be used to help establish family groups that will broaden the charity’s support service.
Ian Anderson, a Home Start board member, said: “We’re both delighted and overwhelmed to have been awarded £15,000 funding through community connect.
“We’re extremely grateful to the Scotmid members who voted for us.
“It is initiatives like community connect that provide the invaluable funding we need, allowing us to help and support local families to meet the challenges they face every day.”
The Black Isle’s Cromarty Community Rowing Club was awarded £7,500.