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Aberdeen Greenspace Trust Limited is a non-profit making Company and a registered Scottish charity (SC 030269) supported by Aberdeen City Council, The Forestry Commission Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage.

Our charity can provide grants as well as advice, planning support, materials, equipment and/or labour (through the Volunteer Group) to assist in the delivery of your project.

Working with a wide variety of local partners in our community, we turn urban spaces into places that are people friendly, safe and nature friendly within the city of Aberdeen. Our goal is that everyone living and working in Aberdeen has easy access to quality greenspaces that meet local needs and improve their quality of life; whether this be planting trees, upgrading parks, creating cycle paths, adding colour to dingy grey walls or improving pathways to encourage walking and exploring our lovely city.

So if you have any ideas about how we can transform an urban space in your area please get in contact with us and we’ll see what our team can do. Or alternatively, if you wish to contribute to our organisation through a generous donation or by volunteering your services we would love to hear from you.

Due to recent changes to the Landfill Communities Fund and the inability to source alternative funding, the Board, after considering all its options, has taken the difficult decision that this will be our final year and Aberdeen Greenspace Trust will close down by the end of March 2017.

Aberdeen Greenspace Trust was establish in 1998 and over the years has financially supported many environmental projects as well as delivering projects through its Volunteer Group in the city of Aberdeen. Its volunteers have worked tirelessly to improve the Core Path Network in the city through surfacing work and signage.

We would like to thank our founding bodies Aberdeen City Council, Scottish Natural Heritage and Forestry Commission Scotland for all their help and support over the years. In particular to Aberdeen City Council for awarding AGT half the Landfill Communities Funds generated in the city.

We would like to thank all the community groups, individuals and volunteers who supported us.

We are no longer accepting applications for funding as the current funding we have is fully committed.

Details of the new Landfill Communities Fund can be found at http://www.sepa.org.uk/environment/waste/scottish-landfill-communities-fund/

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  • Mar '16

    Charity Benefit from Black Friday

    Aberdeen Greenspace received a cheque and instore donations from the FatFace Foundation.

    FatFace decided to donate 10% of profits over the Black Friday weekend to local charities up and down the country. The Aberdeen store selected Aberdeen Greenspace to receive a donation of over £900.

    Donations allow us to undertake projects that we would be unable to support so a big thank you to FatFace and its customers for this generous donation.

  • Aug '15

    Blooming Big Aberdeen

    Aberdeen Greenspace are delighted to be working in partnership with ACVO (Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations) and ACC (Aberdeen City Council) to develop the next Big Aberdeen step forward - Blooming Big Aberdeen. We would also like to acknowledge the tremendous support given from The Royal Bank of Scotland.

    Please read a full article on our Blooming Aberdeen page.


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    Hazlehead Gardens Woodland Path

    A well trodden but muddy, unsurfaced path through woodland at Hazlehead Gardens is being transformed by Aberdeen Greenspace Volunteer Group. Local residents use a short cut through the woodland from a bus stop to nearby housing and are very supportive of the project. The Volunteer Group are building a forty metre long dust path through the woodland and the work should be completed shortly.

    Aberdeen Greenspace Volunteer Group meet twice a week on a Tuesday and a Wednesday to carry out environmental projects in Aberdeen city. We are very grateful for all the hard work and effort the group put into improving the greenspaces in our city and making them more accessible to everyone.

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    Eric Hendrie Park Improvements

    Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd., a global energy firm with its North Sea headquarters in Aberdeen, has made a £45,000 donation to help Aberdeen Greenspace start development work on the Eric Hendrie Park on Springhill Road, Mastrick.

    We will be working in partnership with the City Council and community group, SPRING, on the development of the park with work commencing on Wednesday 12th November.

    The Nexen donation has been put towards a state-of-the-art multi use games area (MUGA) for local people to play football, basketball and hockey and landscaping of the bleak and unused area of the otherwise lovely park. Steve Regulski, chairman of the Nexen UK donations committee, said: “We’re pleased to have been able to support Aberdeen Greenspace and the good work they carry out in communities across the city. We’re looking forward to seeing the park being transformed over the next year and to see local people use its new facilities”.