Communities, local business, and people to be supported through grants

22/11/2023
Belmont Community Cinema Ltd has been awarded up to £40,000

GRANTS totalling £769,506 were today (22 November 2023) approved by an Aberdeen City Council committee which will go to projects which will support community and place, local business, and people and skills.

The awards ranged from Belmont Community Cinema Ltd to a pilot project for people with long term health issues or disabilities, and were approved by the Finance and Resources Committee.

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Aberdeen City Council Co-Leader Councillor Ian Yuill said: “The grants awarded today will make a real difference to residents of Aberdeen as they include grassroots community groups and several projects which will help people start or re-start working again.

“We wish the projects every success.”

Grants approved included:

  • up to £40,000 to Belmont Community Cinema Ltd for the community engagement and refurbishment project;
  • up to £40,000 to Crow House Projects for the Film Accelerator programme:
  • up to £5,000 to Aberdeen City Council for the Danestone Community Centre upgrade feasibility study;
  • up to £25,000 to Aberdeen City Council for the SPECTRA festival accessibility improvements;
  • up to £216,000 to Sport Aberdeen for the Northfield Outdoor Sports Centre Refresh.

Under the ‘local business support’ category:

  • up to £64,500 to Aberdeen City Council for City Centre Regeneration;
  • up to £125,359 to Aberdeen City Council for the Digital Business Support programme.

Under the ‘people and skills category’:

  • up to £15,000 to Aberdeen City Council for the HMP Grampian construction course project;
  • up to £38,022 to Aberdeen City Council for the admin apprentice post;
  • up to £70,000 to Aberdeen City Council for the ESOL project;
  • up to £70,625 to Aberdeen City Council for pilot projects for people with long term health issues or disabilities;
  • up to £60,000 to Aberdeen City Council for the skills audit project.

The money has come from Aberdeen City Council’s allocation of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund after the council developed and submitted an investment plan for the Fund to the UK Government in August 2022.

Aberdeen City Council received an indicative allocation of up to £7,156,832 for an initial three-year period covering 2022/23, 2023/24, and 2024/25.

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