Social Security Scotland will start to deliver the new Young Carer Grant from 21 October 2019

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In recognition of the invaluable contribution that young carers make to society the Cabinet Secretary for Social Security, Ms Somerville MSP, has announced that Social Security Scotland will start to deliver the new Young Carer Grant from 8am on Monday 21 October 2019. The Young Carer Grant is a new yearly cash payment of £300 […]

Early Learning and Childcare Academy launches quality award scheme for North East Scotland

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The Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) Academy Scotland has launched a new quality awards scheme recognising good practice in early learning and childcare settings across the North East of Scotland. At the heart of the awards is the need for innovative, collaborative and quality early years services being offered to families in Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire […]

Aberdeen Reads Challenge

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This year we have a brand new reading challenge: Aberdeen Reads! The challenge is open to everyone, so get family and friends involved and encourage each other to keep reading over the Summer holidays! What’s more everyone who takes part in Aberdeen Reads will be entered into a prize draw, and those who complete 3 […]

Best Start Grant School Age Payment

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The new Best Start Grant School Age Payment of £250 aims to help eligible families with expenses around the time their child normally starts Primary 1. Applications are now open. Find out if you’re eligible by calling 0800 182 2222 or visiting http://socsi.in/4HIqh 

Council makes £180,000 available to support city’s creative projects

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Aberdeen City Council has reaffirmed its commitment to the city’s cultural life by making £180,000 available to fund creative projects which will support the development and delivery of arts, culture, heritage or other related creative activity across the city. Last year, Creative Funding allocated £184,000 awards supporting 40 different projects across the city involving over […]

Torry Families and school pupils take part in cookery lessons

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A new project is underway in Aberdeen to encourage families to cook delicious and healthy school menu items from scratch. The Torry Tasters Project which began in February is a partnership between Communities Team in Locality 1 at Aberdeen City Council and Sustainable Food City Partnership Aberdeen’s Veg Cities Campaign. The initiative is being delivered by […]