Councillors will be asked to approve almost £2,000 in funding for projects designed to improve life in north-east communities tomorrow.
Highland Council “Scrooges” have been accused of pricing some community councils out of buying a Christmas tree by slashing their grants and asking for payment for the tree.
People as young as 14 are being offered the chance to take an active part in community councils for the first time after councillors gave the green light to new rules.
A string of north-east organisations could discover today whether they have secured funding for important projects.
The chairman of a north-east community council has condemned plans to take power away from the local groups which he calls the front line of democracy.
A community project fund worth £3,500 will be launched next week as community councils across the north-east are handed hundreds of pounds.
Funding to cover up to 80% of the cost of north-east community projects is expected to be approved tomorrow.
An Aberdeen community council has been told to find a new meeting place after the chairman of the National Front was elected as a member.
Councillors locked horns yesterday over the future of an Aberdeenshire community council - with one branding it "poisonous" and "dysfunctional".