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UCTC received a grant from the Big Lottery Fund in Scotland’s Growing Community Assets Programme between 2011 and 2016.

This funding  supported the refurbishment of 3 Oldmeldrum Road as our office and a community space for meetings and exhibitions.  Growing Community Assets funding also supported the costs of employing a Development Officer and Project Administrator both part-time until March 2016.

UCTC also completed work on these specific outcomes as part of our Growing Community Assets project:

  1. 1. The community of Udny will be more enterprising and self reliant through ownership of a wind turbine which will generate £2m in community funds over 20 years.
  2. 2. Educational, recreational and social opportunities will be improved.
  3. 3. Life skills and learning opportunities will be improved.
  4. 4. Fuel poverty will be reduced.



UCTC works with many other groups both local and national, they include:

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The National Trust for Scotland Pitmedden Garden

The Scottish Traditional Skills Training Centre

Formartine Rural Partnership

Community Learning and Development – Aberdeenshire Council

Development Trusts Association Scotland

Community Energy Scotland

Match Funders

Projects funded by UCTC’s Community Fund grants have also attracted match funding from other sources, these include:

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The Hugh Fraser Foundation

Aberdeenshire Council

Formartine Rural Partnership

The Big Lottery – Investing in Ideas