ACVO have announced the winning bids in the latest round of the Scottish Government’s Just Transition Programme funding. It is a great pleasure to announce that GFAA’s Fresh Food for Frugal Families project has been awarded full funding.
The funding will facilitate our volunteers working with Kaimhill Primary School pupils to grow and cook their own vegetables and share surplus produce with local residents and the wider Aberdeen Community.
The funding will allow us to further enhance the experiences we offer to our volunteer squad and visiting community organisations including Kaimhill Primary School, while strengthening our reputation for reaching out to share the benefits of plot working with our local residents and community.
This was the first time that Garthdee Field had competed for funding within Scottish Government’s Participatory Budgeting system where, after an initial technical scrutiny, bids enter a second phase of competition where members of the public vote for their favoured projects. Twenty-two projects went forward into the public vote, 4541 valid votes were cast and GFAA secured ninth place, and so was awarded full funding. Further voting details are available here.
We would like to say a huge thanks to the nearly 2000 voters who supported our bid and a very special mention goes to our plotters and volunteers, Aberdeen City Council, Kaimhill Primary School and Inchgarth Community Centre for their very welcome support and encouragement.
Details of the 13 successful bids are available here on ACVO’s Website.