Cafe Connect gets cash boost from Bank of Scotland

Cafe Connect, Broad Street.
Cafe Connect, Broad Street.

Fraserburgh’s Cafe Connect is to receive £3000 from the Bank of Scotland as part of their Community Fund awards.

The money will be given to cafe which operates the Fraserburgh Community Web initiative which enables adults with physical and/ or learning difficulties to make use of IT resources.

The cafe is one of 208 good causes in 52 communities around the country to receive funding, with the Bank of Scotland saying 60,000 people will benefit as a result of the money.

Nearly 380,000 votes were cast as the Scottish public chose their favourite good causes, with the highest percentage of votes going to community groups that support young people (62%).

Graham Lindsay, Group Director, Responsible Business, Lloyds Banking Group said: “Bank of Scotland scaled up the Community Fund considerably in 2013 and in return we have had an incredible response from the public, which has resonated right across the country.

“We know that receiving a promotional boost and public support is as important as the financial investment and can have a sustained impact on groups’ engagement with their local community over time.

“Helping our communities thrive in this way is crucial to us delivering our ambition to help Britain prosper.”

Bank of Scotland has committed to continue the Community Fund in 2014 as a result of the overwhelming response and engagement from communities and colleagues during the 2013 campaign.

Further details are to be announced next year, but to find the results for each community, please visit www.bankofscotland.co.uk/communityfund.

Other projects in Aberdeenshire to benefit from the fund include Tarland Area First Responders (£3000), Friends of Carronhill School (£300), and Apex Church - Joseph’s Storehouse (£300).