What is it?

A community-led independent community development organisation that uses its members’ networks to build stronger, more successful, more sustainable communities in the Garioch Area of Aberdeenshire.


What does it do?

It supports people and communities with projects of all sizes, both existing and new, enabling and encouraging, and harnessing the skills and enthusiasm of local people. It can provide information and advice on project planning, funding, community consultation and engagement, governance and dealing with “red-tape”.


Who is it for?

Any not-for-profit community organisation, large or small, based in the Garioch area or with links to the area can join free of charge. Individual members who support the aims of the partnership are also welcomed as members.



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Please see below for The Garioch Partnership response following the Community Asset Transfer Appeal decision.

May we take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and enthusiasm for this project over the years we have worked on it, and we are deeply disappointed at the response, but as the letter below shows, we hope Aberdeenshire Council will honour their promise to help ensure we can deliver a third sector hub in another way.

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6 days ago

The Garioch Partnership

South West Aberdeenshire Citizens Advice Bureau have an EU Settlement Scheme Project Adviser who can help any EU, EEA, or Swiss Citizens and their families wishing to stay in the UK after Brexit.South West Aberdeenshire Citizens Advice Bureau have an EU Settlement Scheme Project Adviser. We can help any EU, EEA, or Swiss Citizens and their families wishing to stay in the UK after Brexit. Whether you are looking for information or would like help to apply, we are here to assist. You can either call Gosia on 01224 747 714 or email enquiries@swacab.casonline.org.uk
We also have a national EU Support Helpline open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. You can call on 0800 916 9847 to speak to an adviser.
**Please share so we reach all the EU citizens out there.**

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Ashdale Hall, Westhill are looking for a part-time administrator/secretary. Closing date for applications - 1st November 2019. -

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In a first for Live Life Aberdeenshire in collaboration with Aberdeenshire Sports Council, a "Conference 4 Clubs" event is being held on Sunday 3rd November at The Axis Centre in Newmachar from 10am to 3pm.

The aim of this conference is primarily to engage with clubs to provide awareness of resources and support services that are available both locally and nationally to them.
The conference will support a key theme on ‘Mental Health’ with headline presentations looking at ‘the part clubs play’ in a person’s health.

A series of workshops will be available during the conference to help develop skills, provide up-to-date information and conversation on the some key topics in supporting clubs. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend two workshops over the course of the day.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided at the venue for this not to be missed first ever Conference 4 Clubs event run by Live Life Aberdeenshire with Aberdeenshire Sports Council.

To apply for this conference event, head over to the Live Life Aberdeenshire website and download an application form - bit.ly/CoachClubDevelopment. Spaces cost £10 per person for the club member and £5 for each additional member from the same club.

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4 weeks ago

The Garioch Partnership

Inverurie and Port Elphinstone Flood Study Public Engagement Event. Drop in information session being held between 3pm and 7pm in Inverurie Town Hall on Tuesday 8th October.Inverurie and Port Elphinstone Flood Study
Public Engagement and Stakeholder Event

Date:​​Tuesday 8th October
Location: ​Small Hall – Inverurie Town Hall, Market Place, Inverurie, AB51 3SN

As you may already be aware, Aberdeenshire Council is working with Dougall Baillie Associates and JBA Consulting to evaluate flood risk within Inverurie and Port Elphinstone. They are holding a public engagement event in the form of a ‘drop-in information session’, to be held in the Small Hall in the Inverurie Town Hall; on Tuesday 8th October and would appreciate input from both the local community and other stakeholders, on the preferred flood protection option being considered.

Please drop in any time between 3.00pm and 7.00pm, when there will be representatives from both DBA / JBA Consulting and Aberdeenshire Council on hand to provide further information on the flood study and to talk through the potential flood protection option with drawings / posters on display.
This will be the final opportunity to provide comments on the preferred option prior to submission for consideration by the Scottish Government.

We hope to see as many as people possible attend the event and please pass on word of this invite to anyone who may be also be interested.

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