Month: August 2016

Help Keep Our Beaches Clean

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KIMOUKKIMOUK have launched a new video to help promote Pick Up 3 Pieces, an initiative aimed at encouraging people to pick up 3 pieces of marine litter every time they visit their local beach. If everyone did this once a month, together we could remove over 55 million pieces of litter from Scottish beaches each year. For more information about why marine litter is so important, view their YouTube video here: or visit:

Fit’s for Supper?

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fits fo Supper


10-week cooking skills course – Fridays 10.30-1.00

Transport available / Childcare available

Learn new cooking skills- and meet new people


Just come along on Friday 2nd September 2016 at 3.30


Ring Karen Smith at Aberdeenshire Council on 07793-325876


Send an email:- karen.smith3

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Register for a place at the 2016 Scottish Rural Parliament

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rural parliamentRegistration is now open for the 2016 Scottish Rural Parliament, which will be held from 6th-8th October at Brechin Community Campus, Angus. The three day event includes visits to local projects, exhibitions, fringe workshops, workshops and open space sessions, discussion panels and participants will also agree the new Scottish Rural Parliament Manifesto. For more information and to register please visit:

Understanding Stigma: Learning Days

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Understanding Stigma Learning Days: Promoting Inclusive Attitudes and Practice:

Dates: 22nd September, 27th October & 15th November.
Venue: Staff Home, Woodend Hospital, Aberdeen, AB15 6XS.

This one day learning and development opportunity will give participants a distinct set of
knowledge and skills to help them understand and address alcohol and drug-related stigma. Read the rest of this entry »

Oil Clubs in Marr Benefiting Communities.

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The Marr Community Planning Group (MCPG) has monitored three oil clubs in Marr for a year to see if they are a cheaper way to order oil.

The results have shown that members of the three oil clubs (Ballater – Pannanich Oil Club, Braemar Oil Club and Rhynie, Lumsden and Clatt Oil Club) have obtained significant benefits, saving on average between £20 – £30 each time they order oil. Read the rest of this entry »

Grampian Credit Union

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Loans – £2 million available to lend!

Thanks to another fantastic year of support from members saving with us, and with many new members joining, we currently have £2 million available for members to borrow.

With interest rates ranging from just 3.9% APR to a maximum of 42.6% APR, our loans are designed with you in mind. Read the rest of this entry »

Recovery Support

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The Scottish Recovery Consortium are offering 8-week course of study and practice, running annually in Sept ULab

This “U Lab” course is an a global programme run by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) which supports people and communities to make changes.  U.Lab connects people with each other – across Scotland and internationally – and provides access to world-leading learning about change.  It’s free, and open to anyone to take part.


A taster session is being held on the 18th August in the Aberdeen Community Health & Care Village from 2pm to 4pm.

To book a place call 01224 558554 or email

Appetite for Change

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Join our supporters today and sign up for our
Community Food Challenge 17th – 21st October 2016

  • Survive on £2 per day for five days
  • Raise funds through sponsorship
  • Help fight local food poverty
  • Only £10 registration fee
    Contact Andreea to register your support and receive your detailed
    information pack. Email or call 01224 596156

    cfine2All funds raised through Appetite for Change will go directly towards local
    charity CFINE (Community Food Initiatives North East) to tackle poverty,
    food poverty and improve the circumstances of local vulnerable and
    disadvantaged people. The charity also works towards reducing waste,
    and environmental and community regeneration.


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Charity uses Minecraft to keep kids safe

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A charity has launched itself into the virtual world of Minecraft.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) wants kids addicted to the game to take part in a “Beach Builder Challenge” where they can have fun and also learn how to stay safe around water this summer.

Available to play from 1 August, the challenge has been created by the RNLI to teach children about beach safety at a time when many will be visiting the coast during school summer holidays.

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The Meikle Carewe Wind Farm Community Fund – Open from 1 July to 30 September

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Applications to fund can be made up from groups and projects which benefit the communities living in the following community council areas:

  • Crathes, Drumoak and Durris
  • Newtonhill, Muchalls & Cammachmore
  • North Kincardine Rural
  • Portlethen and District
  • Stonehaven and District

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