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Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action launch fund for Covid community groups

By David Porter

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Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action (AVA) has announced the launch of their £50,000 Supporting Communities Fund as of Tuesday, May 19.

AVA is seeking to disperse awards to voluntary organisations across Aberdeenshire in response to Covid-19.

Organisations can apply for funding awards of up to £1250 to help support their activity related to Covid-19 and implementation of social distancing measures.

The application process is simple and fast designed to get help out to those who need it as soon as possible.

AVA chief executie Dan Shaw.
AVA chief executie Dan Shaw.

CEO at AVA Dan Shaw said: “We are very excited at being able to financially support the amazing work going on across Aberdeenshire by voluntary groups both new and existing that have rallied in responding to Covid-19 in their villages and towns.

"Working with volunteers as we do on a daily basis we are staggered by the capacity of our communities to support vulnerable people at this time, and our aim is to help them to do this.”

To find out more and to apply visit www.avashire.org.uk

Closing Date for phase one of applications is Tuesday, June 30 with enquiries to grants@avashire.org.uk

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