Have you considered a Business Support Grant to support your business?
The closing date for applications to many types of Business Support Grants is July 10th, 2020.
There are a number of grants on offer including a fund to support retail, hospitality and leisure sectors and a hardship relief fund for B&Bs and small serviced accommodation suppliers.
There is also the Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund, Business Support Fund for tenants and occupiers, and the Small Business Support Fund.
For more information and to apply for a business support grant, go to www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/business-covid-19 ... See MoreSee Less
We are delighted to launch a very special award – our AVA Community Spirit Award.
To do this we need your help! Please nominate the people in your community.
Our AVA Community Spirit Award is open to everyone across Aberdeenshire including individuals you want to recognise or, new and existing groups who have provided a brilliant service to those in need during the pandemic.
Over the last four months we have seen volunteering at its very best. Hundreds of people who have never volunteered before stepping up to help the most vulnerable in their local communities while existing community groups have excelled in supporting so many at their time of need. With so many examples of communities coming together showing wonderful Community Spirit in our rural villages and towns across Aberdeenshire, we knew we needed to recognise this amazing effort before it is forgotten about, as life slowly starts to return to the ‘new’ normal.
The process is very simple:-
1) Email email@example.com with your nomination. Anyone can vote! Please give as much information as you can about the recipient with a contact name and email or postal address of the person or group you want to receive an AVA Community Spirit Award.
2) We will process and produce either an electronic or paper certificate (whichever is preferred, please state) which we will send to the recipient.
3) The AVA Community Spirit Award opens on 1st July. Closing date for nominations is 17 July 2020 we will celebrate all the recipients of the AVA Community Spirit Award in our newsletter.https://www.avashire.org.uk/newsletter.html and shared on Facebook
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We have some pepper plants today for donations to 1st Cromar Rainbows ... See MoreSee Less
School uniform swap in the box by the playpark ... See MoreSee Less
That’s is such a great idea 👍🏼
Just love this...
2 days ago
Tarland Food & Music Festival steering group are seeking community views on the options for Tarland Food and Music Festival 2020. Please complete the short online survey to share your thoughts here: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JWLB67DSeeking community views on the options for Tarland Food and Music Festival 2020
Tarland Food and Music Festival is an annual celebration of community, local food, and traditional music, which aims to bring together Tarland community members and visitors for an activity-filled weekend. The Festival has been held at the end of September since 2013; each year it has grown and improved. This year we are facing a new situation given the Coronavirus outbreak. We want to make sure that the Festival keeps being fun in the future – and most of all safe for Tarland residents and visitors. The steering group are keeping informed of what options are possible in accordance with Scottish Government guidance and measures necessary to suppress the Coronavirus.
The steering group and Festival coordinator are keen to gather views from the Tarland community regarding how best to proceed with plans for a Food and Music Festival in September 2020. Please complete the following short survey to share your views: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JWLB67D
To encourage your participation, all names submitted will be entered into a prize draw for a copy of Paul Anderson’s latest CD, ‘Beauties of the North’! ... See MoreSee Less
Virtual Tour - Walled Garden, Ballogie, June 2020 ... See MoreSee Less
AVA Member Home-Start Deeside, Alford and Strathdon are looking for someone who can help with funding applications. This role is very flexible and can be done from home to the hours that suit you. If you have some time on your hands and have any experience in completing forms then this could be perfect for you.
To find out more email firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less
4 days ago
From Mon 29th June we will be returning to normal opening hours.
In compliance with government guidance we will continue to restrict customers to a maximum of three in the shop and we continue to ask everyone to responsibly social distance.
All home delivery requests must be placed before 12 noon to allow myself or the volunteers time to deliver on that day. (No home deliveries on a Sunday)
I would like to thank everyone for their patience and support during these unprecedented times
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I for one would like to thank you Gillian and your staff. You have been a lifeline in these 14 weeks and it is very much appreciated..... I still have not been in any shop since then but I might se you soon!
I just love this idea. Those who came up with it can be congratulated!
7 days ago
Timeline PhotosThe next funding round of The Scottish Government's Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) is now open.
Communities, public sector organisations and rural businesses looking to make long term environmental changes and play a part in the green recovery after COVID-19 are encouraged to apply. Expressions of interest are invited by Wednesday 22 July.
Find out more: ow.ly/fuf750Ahjhk
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