Connect: Burghead Community Hall

Burghead Community Hall have been short-listed to become the latest recipients of funding from Scotmid’s Community Connect – potentially being awarded up to £15,000 by members to fund a key project.

Launched in 2017, Community Connect enables Scotmid members to award good cause groups in their local area with a share of £25,000, generated via the sale of single use carrier bags.

In Scotmid’s North Member Region – encompassing Dundee, Perth, Aberdeen and Inverness – Burghead Community Hall, CANDU (Dundee Cancer Support Network) and Glenurquhart Care Project are the good cause groups, who have been short-listed by a Scotmid member selection panel to receive funding of either the top award £15,000 or two runners-up awards of £5,000.

Scotmid members collect votes by swiping their Community Connect card after every in-store purchase and then cast their votes for their preferred good cause group either in-store or at Scotmid’s North Region Annual General Meeting in Aberdeen in April 2020.

Based in Elgin, Burghead Community Hall are a dedicated team of volunteers deeply committed to promoting and providing quality activities and services that contribute to the physical, emotional and social well-being of the community.

Their vision is to enhance the quality of life and to fill the unmet needs of the community. Scotmid’s support will help them to provide this by completing the extensive and much needed renovations of Burghead Community Hall.

Burghead Community Hall Secretary Nan Watson said: “We are absolutely delighted to be shortlisted for a Community Connect award.  Burghead Community Hall is run by a group of volunteers and we are raising funds to enable us to renovate and upgrade it so we can provide a facility, which all the community can use and be proud of.”

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