Coastal Communities Challenge Fund - new application round launched

A new application round for Aberdeenshire Council's Coastal Communities Challenge Fund has just been launched.


The fund will provide grants of between £2.5k and £25k to projects in Aberdeenshire which support the following priorities:


  • Supporting the development of active travel routes along, to and from the coastline
  • Developing the coastal economy and sustainable tourism
  • Creating or enhancing community, leisure and recreational facilities
  • Safeguarding, restoring or enhancing the coastal environment


Applications can be made by businesses, charities or community groups. Applicants must make a minimum 10% match funding contribution to projects and business or commercial projects must provide a minimum of 50% match funding.


The deadline for submission of applications is Sunday 28 August and potential applicants can access the application form and guidance at


For support with your applications or to ask any questions, email