Cash boost for project

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A Stonehaven project is one of four in Aberdeenshire to be successful in securing a share of £536,000 from the European Social Fund.

Kincardine and Mearns Citizens Advice Bureau received £124,998.

All the projects aim to reduce poverty across Aberdeenshire through the provision of a range of services such as debt advice confidence building, skills development and assisting socially excluded individuals to become financially secure and able to participate in their community.

Councillor Richard Thomson, co-leader of Aberdeenshire Council, said: “The projects that have been awarded funding will provide vital services to residents across Aberdeenshire. These projects will help to break down barriers for some of our most vulnerable citizens in accessing employment.”