Funds allocated to Maud Village Trust for electric charging points

Councillors have agreed to allocate uncommitted funds of the Buchan Area Committee Grant Scheme to a Maud Village Trust.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 7:00 am
Maud Village Trust is looking to install electric charging points at the resource centre.

In June last year the committee agreed to award £1,000 to the Stuartfield Community Association for their project to transform the village’s red telephone kiosk into a community resource. Meanwhile in October the mental health charity Shirley’s Space was granted £1,420 to put towards training costs for volunteers to deliver perinatal support to new mums.

However due to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions both causes have been unable to deliver their projects and agreed to forgo funding at this time. A total of £2,420 was returned to the Grant Scheme and made available for allocation to another project.

Back in October the Maud Village Trust had applied for £6,000 to put towards its project to install two electric charging points at the Maud Resource Centre. However the group was awarded just £1,871.

The Trust has been raising money to assist with the project, created in partnership with Dial-a-Community Bus, but it has been impacted by the closure of the Maud Cafe due to the pandemic. Therefore it was considered that the Trust receive the decommissioned money to aid with the project.

Committee chair Norman Smith said the allocation of the money to Maud Village Trust was a “good use of the remaining funds”.

The decision was unanimously agreed.