All the latest news, updates and highlights from the third Sector in Aberdeen
July was a busy month with applications being open for Year 2 of the Just Transition Participatory Budgeting Fund across the North East and Moray. The fund is being delivered in Aberdeen by ACVO and NESCAN Hub and we look forward to reading the project proposals as they come in.
Remember if you are interested in applying for a share of the £500,000 made available in the city you have until September 4th to submit your applications – find out more and apply now at jtpbfund.scot.
Talking of the Just Transition PB Fund, this month we feature a new ACVO film which showcases Aberdeen Science Centre’s project from Year 1 which saw them purchase an electrical vehicle to serve as a mobile climate change exhibition.
We also have a fantastic feature which highlights Barnardo’s Aberdeen Young Carers alongside all the latest news and updates from organisations working to make a difference within the city.
As we all know, third sector organisations often experience very difficult challenges. This week we heard the news that our friends and ACVO Members, Four Pillars, are at risk of folding due to a cut in funding. They are appealing for support with their “Save Our Services” campaign so they can continue to be a welcoming, supportive and safe space to the thousands of people they work with every year. Find out how you can help in this edition of ACVO News.
In terms of news from the ACVO Team – we have the latest from the world of volunteering with Mike Melvin; an update from The Promise in Aberdeen with Gette Cobban and Alasdair Ross, our Policy and Consultation Officer, asks ‘Is it time to start closing our food banks?’ in his latest opinion piece.
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We are always on the lookout for stories and features – if something is happening in Aberdeen you think we should know about get in touch with ACVO’s Communication Officer Andrew at email@example.com or ACVO’s Digital Media Assistant Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can highlight your work.