Some excellent news coming out of North Eastern Scotland, where Aberdeen City Council has promised to set aside £30,000 in funding to help local communities celebrate the festive period to the full. Around £25,000 will be available to help pay for community activities and initiatives in the run up to Christmas day and over the New Year period with an additional £4,000 being reserved for Hogmanay.
The Festive Community Fund and Hogmanay Grant will, according to Council leader Barney Crockett, “offer a fantastic opportunity for people to get together and celebrate over the festive period and put Christmas and New Year firmly back into the heart of the community, where they belong.”
To qualify for funding, the event must be taking place on or before 31 December. Perfect then for Aberdeen Christmas parties in 2012. No part of the money, however, can be spent on alcohol. Ah!
We are now well and truly into our busiest period here at Eventa HQ and we’ve even started busting out the Christmas songs to get us all in the mood for celebrating. We are pretty excited about what’s going on in Aberdeen this December, with four different shared party packages to choose from in a variety of Christmas party venues, in addition to the no doubt packed roster of community events going on throughout the month as a result of this generous council grant.
The deadline for applications is 14 November, so if you are planning on setting up a Christmas market, concert or any other community event then you can get help with funding from Aberdeen Council. What are you waiting for?!