Massive cash boost for Broch projects

Fraserburgh town centre
Fraserburgh town centre

A charity organisation has made thousands of pounds available in Fraserburgh to help improve the health and wellbeing of the town.

Grow your Group is an initiative by Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action (AVA) and partner organisations to address the support needs of community groups hoping to benefit from ‘your voice, your choice’.

They have made £100,000 available to the ‘north area’ of Fraserburgh.

Using the participatory budgeting model (a process of democratic deliberation in which ordinary people decide how to allocate part of a municipal or public budget) funding model, local community groups and projects can apply for between £200 - £10,000 for projects.

It is intended that the recipient projects improve the health and wellbeing across the local community and help to make the north area of Fraserburgh a healthier place for everyone.

A Grow you Group event will take place on Saturday, March 5 from 10am - 12pm at Fraserburgh Community and Sports Centre.

The event will offer practical help for community groups including information on creating a group, applying for funding, promoting your project and more.

A map of what encompasses the ‘north of Fraserburgh’ is still to be released, but it has been broadly described as the north half of the town.

Councillor Charles Buchan said: “I am looking forward to the community projects. I think this is a great idea.”

Recipients of funding will be decided by public vote.