Fettercairn Community Allotment project has been granted over £7000 of Rural Aberdeenshire LEADER funding by the Local Action Group.
Transition Mearns (TraM), who are the parent organisation of the allotment project, heard late in December they had received the funding.
The £7080 will allow the group to improve their facilities at the site opposite Fettercairn Primary School.
Astatement from TraM said: “TraM would like to thank Rural Aberdeenshire LEADER Programme for their support.
“The allotment group hope to use local tradesmen to expand the raised bed growing areas and water capture systems.
“In addition, the group plan to run two events for the participants in the summer and autumn, install a water pump, design and install educational sign boards, purchase additional seating and BBQ facilities along with a number of crop support and protection items.
“The group is open to all and always keen to gain additional members.’’
Next meeting on site will be this Saturday, January 18, at 10am when the group will be building a willow dome.”
Belinda Miller, chair of the Local Action Group, said: “We are pleased that Fettercairn Community Allotment has been successful in its funding application which will hopefully allow the project to move from strength to strength.
“Allotments of this type offer a host of benefits including helping to promote sustainability as well as bringing communities closer together.”