shmu launches emergency community support fund

shmu Supports will provide small funding to grassroots community groups across Aberdeen

We’re very excited to announce the launch of shmu Supports, an initiative which will disperse grants of between £500 and £2000 to any constituted community-based group which operates in Aberdeen, with a priority on groups who support residents in the regeneration areas of the city. 

<--break- />The initiative has been made possible with £25,000 of funding from The Scottish Government’s Supporting Communities Fund. 

A dedicated shmu Supports website has been set up which includes everything you need to know about where to submit your proposal and how.

We want to get the funding out to those most in need quickly, so the deadline for proposals is Sunday 24th May, funding will then be transferred to organisations' bank accounts within 7 days. 

shmu CEO Murray Dawson said: "As one of Aberdeen’s community anchor organisations, we are absolutely delighted to have secured funding through the Scottish Government’s Supporting Communities Fund. This funding will make a real difference - enabling our organisation to distribute much needed funding quickly to some of the most vulnerable residents across the city, supporting community-led responses that will provide direct support to those most in need." 

We’re not the only Community Anchor Organisation in Aberdeen distributing funding through the Supporting Communities Fund, ACVO will disperse funding linked to several themes to organisations and groups across Aberdeen, while Inchgarth Community Centre will provide direct support to individuals in the south of the city. All three organisations have agreed to work collaboratively throughout the process.