Council cash pot no-one knows about

By bellmannews / February 12, 2019
Stonehaven Council offices

INDIVIDUALS in need and local groups are being reached out to by Aberdeenshire Charities Trust, ACT2, who have funds available and that could be put to good use.

At today’s meeting of the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee, members heard that not one application from the area was received last year by the trust.

Residents of Ward 18 – Stonehaven and Lower Deeside – Drumoak and Stonehaven, have various categories of grant available to them:

  • The prevention of relief of poverty
  • The advancement of education
  • The advancement of health
  • the advancement of citizenship and community development.
  • the advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science
  • The advancement of public participation in sport
  • The provision of recreational facilities, or the organization of recreational activities, with the object of improving the conditions of life for the persons for whom the facilities or activities are primarily intended.
  • The advancement of environmental protection or improvement
  • Relief of those in need by reason of age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage

The prevention of relief or poverty

For each fund category, there is no minimum grant amount; the maximum that can be awarded to an individual is £500. Groups can apply for up to £1,000 funding.

Councillor Alison Evison said: “More and more people are facing more and more challenges. I am pleased the council is making efforts to raise awareness of this scheme.”

There is an application form available online at:

There is also information on other sources of relief and funding available through the local authority.