Six groups in the Formartine area have received council funding totalling £28,000.
On Tuesday, May 21 members of Aberdeenshire Council’s Formartine Area Committee decided how the latest allocations from its area budget will be made.
It had £56,000 remaining from its original £80,000 budget which saw £61,000 set aside for community projects and £19,000 for improving the appearance of towns and villages.
Udny Station Community Association was awarded £3,000 for improved toilet facilities.
Councillor Andrew Hassan noted that the toilets were “well used” and the committee unanimously backed the application.
A bid for £3,590 was granted to Foveran Hall Committee towards the installation of a new light and sound system.
Councillors also granted a £5,000 application from The Victoria Hall Trust at Ellon towards installation of a new floating floor and Rothienorman Community Bowling Club’s request for £3,500 towards a bowling green mower.
Commenting on the Rothienorman application cllr Sandy Duncan said: “I think we should support this as it is a good social activity and it will struggle financially if we don’t.”
SEAchange – Slains Environmental Action for Change – was awarded £3,092 towards purchasing the disused old kirk building in Slains as a new project base.
And finally Forum Country Park Ltd was given £9,750 towards the ongoing employment of its visitor services officer at Haddo Country Park near Methlick.
Cllr Hassan said: “I respect that we couldn’t give them exactly what they were looking for but this sum will be of some assistance.”