Time is running out for communities in the north-east to apply for up to £10,000 of funding for local projects.
Aberdeenshire Council has set aside £78,500 through the Banff and Buchan area initiatives fund to improve town centres, support volunteering schemes and back other community-driven ventures.
Projects which help bolster healthy and active communities, tackle poverty and inequality, and improve transport or benefit local education will be in line to gain a boost from the money.
Councillor John Cox, chairman of the Banff and Buchan area committee, said: “This is a great opportunity for community groups to get their ideas off the ground and make them a reality.
“There is great community spirit across Banff and Buchan and I encourage all groups who could benefit from this fund to get in touch.”
The committee’s vice-chairman, Fraserburgh councillor Brian Topping, added: “It’s important applications are sent to us by the end of May so that funding can be considered, and council officers will be able to provide support to prepare a proposal.
“The fund offers a real chance to make improvements in our communities, so I hope we see a good number of approaches.”
The first round of applications must be submitted by Tuesday, May 31. For more details, and an application form, call 01261 813300 or email: email@example.com