Shell Small Grant awards for Buchan groups

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Buchan Development Partnership held its Spring Forum on Wednesday, March 5.

The Forum, which was held at the new MACBI Community Hub in Mintlaw, saw nearly 100 people in attendance.

Marie Johnstone and Graham Fyvie from Aberdeenshire Council went along to help promote the new recycling bins and food waste bins that are being rolled out in Central Buchan in the next few weeks.

Those attending were also able to take tours of the new facility, kindly hosted by MACBI Centre manager Michael Watson.

The evening also saw the first round of this year’s Shell Small Grants being awarded.

Gavin Eddie of Shell UK Ltd (St Fergus Plant), along with Liz Scott, Development Officer with BDP, handed out the grant to the following groups:

St Combs Assembly of God Church, Balmoor Gymnastics Club, St Kanes’ Youth Group, Moss of Cruden Community Association (MOCCA), New Pitsligo & St Johns School Parent School Association and Boddam School Pupil Council.

The Grants Scheme, supported by Shell UK, has made a big difference to many communities in Buchan over the last few years for all sorts of projects from village improvements to supporting youth and club activities.

The closing date for the next round of awards is Monday, May 19 and more details and application forms can be obtained from the BDP office on 01771 613584.