Rural Communities Challenge Fund

The Aberdeenshire Local Action Group's Rural Communities Challenge Fund (RCCF) delivers funding from the Scottish Government's Rural Community Led Local Development programme.

Grants between £10,000 and £50,000 are available towards projects which support one or more of the following priorities:

  • Low carbon community buildings
  • Active and connected communities

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The programme is currently closed, with applications received being assessed by the Aberdeenshire Local Action Group, a cross-sector partnership comprised of community, public and private organisations.

Community organisations:

  • Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action
  • Banffshire Partnership
  • Buchan Development Partnership
  • Buchan Community Councils
  • Fintray Community Council
  • Formartine Partnership
  • Formartine Community Councils
  • Udny Community Trust Company Ltd

Public organisations:

  • Aberdeenshire Council
  • Forestry Commission Scotland
  • NHS Grampian
  • Scotland's Rural College
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • Nature Scot

Private organisations:

  • Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce
  • Federation of Small Businesses
  • National Farmers' Union Scotland
  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Scotland
  • Scottish Land and Estates



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