A variety of projects across the north-east are set to win a share of local authority funding.
Aberdeenshire council area committees have a budget of £62,000 to award to community groups across the region for projects to enhance towns and villages throughout this year.
And next week, seven projects will make the case for a slice of the remaining funding to provide a range of improvements to their communities.
Banff and Buchan area committee has £1,971 left in the kitty to award to schemes and will now make the tough decision of how to divide the cash equally between the groups which, in total, need more than £5,000 to realise their goals.
Among them is Inverallochy and Cairnbulg community council which wants £1,000 to purchase two defibrillator units for the villages, and Pennan’s community council which needs £1,000 to purchase picnic tables for visitors to the village’s harbour.
Maria Walker, director of education and children’s services, who has written the report on the bids to councillors, has said it will be up to members how they wish to allocate funding.
She added: “All community councils are required by legislation to be proactive in the promotion of equality.
“And the awarding of grants may assist them to deliver projects that could result in a positive impact for persons with protected characteristics within their local communities.”
“The aim of the Banff and Buchan community council project grant is to support and empower community councils to raise funds for schemes, projects and other purposes within their stated objectives.”
Elsewhere, Memsie community council wants £653 to buy a notice board, and the community council of Banff and Macduff requires £720 to purchase a computer and projector to store all of their documents and enable “professional style” presentations at meetings.