An Aberdeen community centre’s mission to transform a former tennis court has received a big cash boost.
Sunnybank Community Centre in Aberdeen was gifted £20,000 from SUEZ Communities Trust.
The money will be spent resurfacing Sunnybank Park so it can be used for a host of activities, such as an outdoor gym, football, basketball and pedal go-karting.
Staff at the centre said the SUEZ donation will go a long way towards meeting the £44,000 total cost of the project.
Wilma Mackland, development worker for the centre, said: “We are delighted in receiving this fund to put towards resurfacing the old tennis court in Sunnybank Park.
“This fantastic area will provide new opportunities for the local community to enjoy outdoors activities, sports and community events.
“The work is planned to start by next spring and we are tirelessly looking for the rest of the funds which are needed to complete the project. If any funders would like to support this great community project, please get in touch with us.”
SUEZ Communities Trust chairman Marek Gordon said: “SUEZ Communities Trust provides funding awards through the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund – an important source of funding which came into effect in April 2015.
“The scheme is linked to the Scottish Landfill Tax and encourages landfill site operators to provide contributions to approved bodies, who can then pass the funds on to community and environmental projects.
“We were delighted to be able to offer funding to Sunnybank Community Centre.”
The centre is now looking to the future, with plans to hold larger events.
Wilma said: “Once the work is completed, we would love to hold our own festival to celebrate.”