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.



Latest News



The Spark Mental Health Awareness Training, hosted by Kemnay Local Learning Community Partnership, is on Monday 26th March 6.30-8.30pm at Kemnay Academy.

It is aimed at parents/carers with young people in P7, and S3-6, who have concerns about the mental health of their young person. (If space allows Professionals and Partners could also attend- so please let us know if you wish to attend.)

Places are limited to approx. 40 people and must be booked. Please call Kemnay CLD office on 01467 539853, or email kemnay.cec@aberdeenshire.gov.uk to book.

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Thanks to all who came along to our Spring Forum last night. It was great to catch up with everyone - hope you enjoyed it too!
Thanks too to Billy Gordon, Dawn and John for their informative - and entertaining - presentations.

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Retweeted Co-op (@coopuk):

Applications for the Local Community Fund are open until 8 April. Tag a local cause you know that needs funds. #TheCoopWay ⬇️ t.co/MDkGMoOZC4

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A reminder that our Spring Forum is being held on Monday evening and, for catering purposes, we need RSVPs.

The evening will feature information from Billy Gordon, about the Amey Arup Community Funding; information and support on the upcoming GDPR; and an update on Partnership News. There will also be refreshments and opportunities for networking.

Hope to see you there.

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After the huge success of The Pride of Inverurie Awards 2017, we are back again this year! Introducing The Pride of Inverurie Awards 2018 in association with the Inverurie Advertiser! Nomination forms now open and available through the following link: - niamh35.typeform.com/to/JQ16Tp GET YOUR NOMINATION IN NOW!

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