Training and Funding Opportunities
Details of training opportunities will be posted here and on our events/news page. There are various sources of local funding available in Banff and Buchan.
Additional sources of funding
There is also the opportunity to apply for funding from the Banff and Buchan Community Safety Group, Banff and Buchan Community Planning Group and the Banff and Buchan Area Committee Budget (previously known as Area Top-Up Funding).
Should you have a specific project that you need assistance with please contact the Area Office.
Community Consultation Feedback/surveys archive
Copies of the results of Community Consultation feedback and surveys will be available.
Community and Voluntary Groups, Organisations, Services and Support
Banffshire Partnership Ltd
Banffshire Partnership Limited has many strands to its business. The Community Economic Development part helps communities and community groups plan, develop and deliver projects through capacity building, assistance with funding applications and preparation of business plans.
The main part of our business is community transport for people who are unable to access conventional public transport. This might be because of rural isolation, age, disability of lack of confidence. We provide a wheelchair accessible Dial-a Bus service for regular or one-off shopping trips from door to door. When not used for the Dial-a-Bus service, our minibuses are available for hire by registered community groups.
Another part of the business provides First Aid cover at events across the northeast. We have a large pool of fully trained First Aiders. Some of the events that we have covered include the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival in Portsoy, European Pipe Band Championships at Forres and the Keith Show.
Training is another part of the business, either at our base at the Boyndie Visitor Centre or, if appropriate, at the customer’s premises. The training courses that we provide are:-
- MiDAS (minibus driver training)
- Minibus Passenger Assistant Training
- Moving & Handling
- Disability Awareness
- Driving Theory Test Tuition
- First Aid at Work – 3 day course
- First Aid at Work – 2 day requalifier course
- Emergency First Aid – 1 day course
- Paediatric First Aid
Local Groups and Organisations
For information on local groups and clubs please visit: https://online.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/apps/clubs/
Local Research Documents
Banff and Buchan-specific research documents will be available here.
Fraserburgh North Needs Assessment (2014)
SIMD Academy Profiles
SA Summary & Appendix (2015)