Friday deadline for application to the Banff and Buchan Area Initiatives Fund

The deadline is fast approaching for communities in the North-east to submit an application to the Banff and Buchan Area Initiatives Fund.

First round applications must be submitted by 12noon this Friday (May 29).

It will provide funding of up to £10,000 for projects such as improvements to towns or volunteering schemes.

The £80,000 fund has been created to support local groups to meet the needs of their communities and tap into the talent and resources that exist throughout the area.

Applications are invited from constituted groups and the aim is to deliver projects within the Banff and Buchan area in line with the following themes:

• Improving the appearance and maintenance of towns
• Stronger Communities
• Safer Communities
• Supporting health and active communities
• Tackling poverty and inequality
• Transport and connectivity
• Educational development

For an application form or for further details call 01467 530700, or email