Thousands of pounds have been handed out to Aberdeen community groups after a Dragons’ Den-style event.
Aberdeen City Council had allocated £100,000 as part of its participatory budgeting process to fund new youth projects and initiatives across the regeneration areas of the city.
Sessions took place at Torry Academy, Walker Road Primary and Tullos Primary schools to get pupils involved.
The pupils heard bids for funding by various community groups, before voting for the groups they believed should get a cash injection.
Potential youth work providers were invited to a series of sessions to develop and present a “pitch” in an approach inspired by hit TV show Dragons’ Den.
And the winning projects included almost £20,000 for schemes to make technology fun in Seaton, Tillydrone, Woodside, Torry and Northfield, £5,900 for football and fun tea events for children in Seaton through Aberdeen FC Community Trust, youth club and out of school activities in Tillydrone and £3,000 for a Random Acts of Kindness Programme at Printfield Community Centre in Woodside.
There is also £12,000 budget for youth work and an £8,000 budget for under-12s work for the Torry area.