Delight as councillors support £100k grant for North-east community hub

The Enterprise Hub will be based in the new Faithlie Centre.

Councillors have backed a grant of more than £100,000 to help regenerate a North-east community.

The funding for an Enterprise Hub in Fraserburgh has been welcomed by elected members of the Banff and Buchan area committee.

The hub will be located at the town’s Faithlie Centre after £101,783 was approved from the regeneration reserve budget. It will have information and advice for businesses to help growth.

Fraserburgh and district councillor Brian Topping, who is also the chairman of the regeneration development partnership, said: “I am delighted that the funding has been approved.

“There is a lot going on regarding regeneration and the four councillors have all been working hard. I’d also like to thank council officers for their hard work.”

Cllr Doreen Mair, who also represents Fraserburgh, added: “We are hoping it will be an excellent place to help entrepreneurs and new businesses kickstart their businesses.”

A report to councillors had stated the total cost of the project would be more than £250,000.

In addition to the funding granted by the committee, the regeneration partnership has applied for a grant of more than £150,000 from the North Aberdeenshire LEADER programme – a scheme to fund projects in rural areas.