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Council approves community transport grants in principle

By David Porter

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Aberdeenshire councillors have approved a maximum of £386,275 in Aberdeenshire Community Transport Initiative (ACTI) grants for the next financial year.

Funding has been agreed for the Dial-a-bus service
Funding has been agreed for the Dial-a-bus service

Members of Aberdeenshire Council’s Infrastructure Services Committee agreed the 2020/21 allocation subject to the approval of the authority’s revenue budget in the Spring.

They also approved in principle funding for the subsequent two financial years based on the 2020/21 grant awards and delegated authority for the approval of monies from the ACTI Small Grant Fund up to the value of £7500 subject to available budget.

Next year’s allocation would see the following grants:

Ballater Royal Deeside Ltd (Marr) £3,780; Banffshire Partnership Ltd (Banff and Buchan) £142,327; Buchan Dial-a-Community Bus (Banff and Buchan, Buchan and Formartine) £140,280; Mid Deeside Community Trust (Marr) £60,823; Silver Circle (Marr) £10,449; RVS Aberdeenshire (Aberdeenshire) £28,615.

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