Propeller Fund increases to £30,000 for airport’s 90th year

22/03/2024
ABZ Propeller fundees

THE ABZ Propeller Fund by Aberdeen International Airport has increased its funding available to £30,000 this year.

The increase coincides with the North East’s largest transport hub celebrating its 90th anniversary.

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Established with the aim of propelling support regionally, ABZ Propeller Fund has been instrumental in providing vital support to numerous worthy causes over the years.

By increasing the funding to £30,000, Aberdeen International Airport reaffirms its commitment to empowering local initiatives and driving positive change within the community.

Since relaunching in 2022, £50,000 has been given to 37 groups in grants with links to education, sustainability, and economic regeneration.

Bruce Watson, Chairman of the ABZ Propeller Fund, said: “As we celebrate Aberdeen International Airport’s 90th year, we are delighted to announce the expansion of the ABZ Propeller Fund to £30,000.

“We have been delighted to help several worthy projects over the last two years and we hope we can help more with our increased funding for this year.”

Cllr Alan Turner, chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Infrastructure Services Committee, added: “As a local authority we have been delighted to play an integral role within this important north-east funding stream for many years.

“From an Aberdeenshire perspective, we were delighted to see Belhelvie Community Trust and Portlethen Air Cadets being supported financially in their efforts in recent rounds.

“By providing financial support to community groups and charities both in the City and Shire which are committed to improving opportunities and services available to local residents, the ABZ Propeller Fund is demonstrating its ongoing commitment to local education, economic regeneration and sustainability.”

Members of the ABZ Propeller Fund committee include airport staff, as well as representatives from the local authorities, third sector and Scottish Parliament.

Any organisation looking to apply is asked to carefully read the ABZ Propeller Fund guidelines.

More information is available at Aberdeen Airport Propeller Fund | Aberdeen Airport

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