Ellon Rotary Club presented their 2015 Community Grants to a number of local recipients recently.
The Community Grant Programme operates most years to support organisations within Ellon and surrounding communities.
The funding comes primarily from the annual golf tournament staged by Ellon Rotary at the McDonald Golf Club.
Apart from the entry fees and a raffle, a major proportion of the money raised comes from sponsorship by local businesses.
Without this generous business sponsorship the programme would not be viable in its present form.
Support for community is a major objective of the Rotary movement.
Members of every Rotary Club are active in helping the communities in which they live and work.
Distributing funds raised from the local community to good causes is an excellent example of this policy in action.
Grants awarded this year were presented at a recent meeting of Ellon Rotary Club on Wednesday, March 18.
The lucky recipients of this years’ grants were:
1st Methlick Scout Group (£300), Ellon Christmas Lights (£300), Ellon Civic Pride (£500), Hatton Cruden School Enterprise Stars (£300), Ellon & District Art Group (£200), Ellon Rugby Club Junior Section (£300) and Tarves Heritage Project (£200).
A second Community Grants presentation evening will be held on Wednesday, April 8.