£100,000 up for grabs in Fraserburgh

AT THE LAUNCH OF FRASERBURGH 2017,YOUR VOICE YOUR CHOICE ARE (FRONT LEFT) CAROLINE SMITH FROM ABERDEENSHIRE COMMUNITY PLANNING AND  PO PAT DAVIDSON OF FRASERBURGH SEA CADETS.LOOKING ON BESIDE THE BUS THE CADETS WERE GRANTED LAST YEAR ARE (L TO R)  GEORGE RUTTEN, NHS, HELENA GILBERT, COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER, SEA CADETS ADAM DUTHIE AND  JAMIE KINDNESS AND GABY BEATTIE, ABERDEENSHIRE VOLUNTARY ACTION.
AT THE LAUNCH OF FRASERBURGH 2017,YOUR VOICE YOUR CHOICE ARE (FRONT LEFT) CAROLINE SMITH FROM ABERDEENSHIRE COMMUNITY PLANNING AND PO PAT DAVIDSON OF FRASERBURGH SEA CADETS.LOOKING ON BESIDE THE BUS THE CADETS WERE GRANTED LAST YEAR ARE (L TO R) GEORGE RUTTEN, NHS, HELENA GILBERT, COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER, SEA CADETS ADAM DUTHIE AND JAMIE KINDNESS AND GABY BEATTIE, ABERDEENSHIRE VOLUNTARY ACTION.

For the a second year people in the Broch can bid for a share of £100,000 to improve health, wellbeing, the environment and the community.

They will then get the chance to decide which projects should receive funding at a special event held at Fraserburgh Academy on June 17.

In addition, there are plans to allow people to vote online this year, More details of this will be provided at a later date.

Following the success of last year’s event when 17 local projects in North Fraserburgh received funding after a public vote, the Your Voice Your Choice initiative has now been extended to include the whole of the burgh.

This year’s funding is coming jointly from the Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership and the Fraserburgh Regeneration Development Partnership.

People have until April 28 to apply for funding for their project. Application forms are available by emailing:

yourvoiceyourchoice

@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Many of those interested in applying attended the JIC Building in Albert Street, Fraserburgh on Monday to speak to organisers. They could also speak to groups who were successful in receiving funding last year.

At the event the Fraserburgh Sea Cadets, one of the successful groups from last year, were joined by organisers of the event to launch 2017 Fraserburgh Your Voice Your Choice.

The Fraserburgh Sea Cadets asked for £8,000 to help purchase a minibus to allow more cadets to attend competitions, courses and camps.

It also allows them to attain national qualifications and take part in activities such as sailing, rowing and power boating.

They allow other community groups in Fraserburgh to use the minibus.

As well as the Sea Cadets, other successful bids from 2016 included the Solid Rock Café, Fraserburgh Surf Life Saving Club, Fraserburgh JIC Walking Group and Fraserburgh & District Community Safety Group.

Details of all the projects who submitted bids last year are available at www.yourvoiceyourchoice.scot