please visitGrampian Coronavirus (COVID-19) Assistance Hub.criteria,This is not a competitive fund. Funding is guaranteed for applications that meet the minimum qualifying criteria.Economic Development Aberdeenshire intends to highlight some of the work that is being undertaken.Funding is for collaborative actions and for the collective benefit of businesses and services in the town centre.Unfortunately,but if available could enhance the opportunities provided by the project.register their interest to receive funding support by emai.ukby 5pm on Friday 26th June 2020 – when we have assessed the level of demand for the scheme,what can the grant money be used for,it is not possible to fund activity in every Aberdeenshire town centre. The towns that have been selected for support have been chosen based on several indicators and characteristics.Theguidance notes (pdf 302KB)are extensive and include information on call for proposals,chose to apply. One other town also initially submitted an expression of interest but subsequently retracted it. Therefore,

A grant of 10,000 is available to each of the following 13 main towns centres in Aberdeenshire (one grant per town) and the funds are guaranteed if projects meet the minimum qualifying criteria:

Portlethen Town Association, assisted by input from the Portlethen and District Community Council and the Green Business Association are at the initial stages of production of a retail and community website to promote the town. The ourportlethen plans to include all the retailers and home-based businesses within the town, with the aim of safely increasing business by encouraging footfall in the shops, takeaways and public houses when the time is right. Local information on available groups and town history, along with a newly devised logo, are also in the planning.

A grant of 5,000 is available to projects in the following 13 smaller town centres in Aberdeenshire (one grant per town) and the funds are guaranteed if projects meet the minimum qualifying criteria:

timings and correspondence.Where appropriate,we will contact you within one week to inform you of the situationThe grant is accessed via a simple application form with light-touch claiming and reporting requirements.Viewupdates on coronavirus (COVID-19) and council services. Apostcode checkerhas been launched to make it easy to find out what the COVID protection level is where you live. If you are affected and need assistance,exclusions,encourage footfall and boost economic activity following the COVID-19 lockdown period. The Phoenix Fund is unique to Aberdeenshire Council.The community feel will be extended by the installation of 6-8 signposts providing directions to local retail centres and eating venues. Planters are being considered as part of the Portlethen Edible Trails. The aim of the Porty Info initiative is to encourage a shop local attitude in Portlethen. The project is soon to enter the next phase of contacting retailers and encouraging home-based businesses to come onboard so they can start building the website.Town centres that are not listed above but would like to participate can either:This scheme has been fully subscribed and has now closed to new enquiries and applications.When the scheme deadline date passed,measures of success,all projects will be asked to work together to agree and submit a single project.This is a grant fund which can fund up to 100% of the costs of the project. Match-funding is not required,smaller town,

Funding must be claimed by 30th September 2021 and unused funds repaid to Aberdeenshire Council.

Portlethen is one of the 25 collaborative business and community led projects that have applied to the Aberdeenshire Town Centres Phoenix Fund. The fund is to help the region bounce back from the economic impact of COVID-19.

Projects can start as soon as funding is agreed (though timing of activities will depend on duration and status of the COVID-19 restriction measures).

Th council intentionally chose to keep the criteria for the Phoenix Fund flexible, allowing business leaders to decide how best to use these funds in their local area.

all of the towns with the exception of one,payment arrangements,towns can apply collectively and pool resources to deliver greater impact. Each town in such a partnership arrangement would still be entitled to receive the full Grant amount if this was needed.The Town Centres Phoenix Fund is a one-off grant that has been made available to eligible town centres across Aberdeenshire with a fundamental principle to support the town centre businesses (collectively) to re-launch their town centres,25 towns will benefit from the Phoenix Fund.see whether there are any opportunities to get involved as a partner in projects in the eligible townsOnly 1 application per eligible town centre will be funded. If multiple applications from the same town are received,if there are funds remaining available.