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Community garden project in Culloden in running for a share of £25,000 of Scotmid funding

By Philip Murray

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The Barn Community Garden Project is hoping to secure a share of £25,000.
The Barn Community Garden Project is hoping to secure a share of £25,000.

A COMMUNITY garden project which works to produce and provide healthy, locally grown food to people in the area is in the running for a share of £25,000.

The Barn Community Garden Project, which is based at the The Barn Church in Culloden, is in the running to win a share of £25,000, thanks to Scotmid’s Community Connect award scheme.

It is one of three shortlisted groups across the north of Scotland who will receive either £15,000 or one of two £5000 grants following a vote by the supermarket Scotmid's members in October.

As well as providing healthy, locally grown food for the community, the Barn Community Garden Project also offers people of all ages and abilities a place to relax, a way to engage with nature, meet others and get active outdoors.

A spokesperson from the Barn Community Garden Project, said: “We are thrilled to be shortlisted for Scotmid Community Connect funding.

"This project has been years in the making and winning this would help us achieve our dream of a green, sustainable community garden, connecting people of all ages in growing food locally.”

The other good causes shortlisted for the cash grants are Home Start Aberdeen and Just Bee Productions, based in Dundee.

The way Scotmid's Community Connect scheme works is that every time a Scotmid member shops in one of the co-operative's food stores they can scan their Community Connect Card to receive one Community Connect vote. Members then register and attend member meetings to cast their votes.

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