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2019 Aberdeenshire Grant Awards


  • Peterhead Canoe Club: £1,900 was given to provide coaching education for their volunteer members to further promote the work of the club, and also to buy more equipment suitable for children who are taking part in the club activities.
  • MODO: £1,500 to buy a set of portable basketball nets and basket balls to help increase the number of young people using our Encounter youth café in Peterhead. Encounter provides a free, safe and accessible place for young people which is open 3 days a week, attracting around 70 young people a night (600 participants annually). This creates a network that facilitates positive pathways and produces passionate and trained volunteers enabling Encounter to open for other community activities. Police Scotland indicates that, since Encounter started, recorded crimes in the area had reduced by a third.
  • Grampian Transport Museum, Young Engineers Club: £1,000 to design, build and race electric cars in a nation GreenPower Formula 24.
  • Aberdeenshire Sailing Trust SC043046: £2,000 to help buy 4 new topper dinghies to replace their current ones which are over 25 years old. These will be kept at Peterhead and sail at the Lido, allowing local schools to give their students the chance to try sailing, and other local children too.
  • Tarland Development Group: £1,900 to buy teaching hives and beesuits allowing them to teach practical beekeeping skills to people of all ages and abilities in the Howe of Cromar. This will be done at their new apiary, enabling them to take on more beginners and host visiting groups from across the community including schools, brownies, scouts and WRI. Read their lovely report here
  • 1st Methlick Scout Group - SC012989: £1,000 to buy archery kit for their scout group, including bows, arrows, targets and safety equipment, giving an outdoor activity to boys and girls who join scouting in Methlick, and surrounding area. As scouts they learn teamwork but this activity will enhance what they are taught, and get them out of doors and having fun, whilst learning a new skill.

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