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Register for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme!

Applications are now open for you to register your business for the UK Government’s new ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme.

The scheme will offer diners a 50% discount every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3 to 31 August 2020, and you can claim the money back from the government.

New Business Support Grant

Aberdeenshire Council have launched a new grant scheme to support innovative businesses and social enterprises.

Lack of Support for Youth Organisations

I am incredibly disappointed with the SNP’s response to my call for third sector funding for youth organisations, which have not been eligible for grants that have been offered to other charities.

Aberdeenshire Council's Early Learning and Childcare Plans

It is incredibly disappointing that the SNP have backtracked on their promise to provide 1,140 hours of free childcare – for at least another year!

Our councils are underfunded and facing significant challenges from the coronavirus pandemic.

Applications for Business Support Grants Closing Soon!

The deadline for business support grant applications is Friday, 10th July. 

Applications will be closing next week for the following support grants, so please remember to submit your applications via Aberdeenshire Council as soon as possible:

Reopening Schools FAQ

Aberdeenshire Council have produced a document to answer frequently asked questions on their plans for reopening schools.

Support Local Businesses

Local businesses:

At this trying time, it is important to support local businesses if you are in a position to do so. Many lovely small businesses around Aberdeenshire are still open and are doing their best to support local communities and help those in need. 

RBS MoneySense Education Programme

The Royal Bank of Scotland have created an online hub of useful resources for students of all ages to help them save money and develop good money habits.

North-East Now Hub to Support Local Business

It is important that during this difficult time we #SupportLocal. 

North East Now have created an online hub to highlight all of the local businesses that are currently open in the North East.