Aberdeen Airport Trust Challenge Fund for 2012.

Aberdeen Airport Trust Challenge Fund for 2012.

Aberdeen Airport Trust Challenge Fund for 2012.

Local charities and community centres will be in total shock today given the news release from the STV at 6.30 am today.

£50,000 Is to be given to inchgarth for a pot of paint, computers moved from one old computer room out into the main corridor a clear breach of health and safety rules and a homework club that will cost peanuts to run if anyone even turns up. A homework club? I wonder who’s brainchild this one was – the homework club name itself will have youngsters ducking for cover. Will it be mothballed the same as the questionable cuddle room?

Apparently there was thousands of entries you have to think they spent long hours putting their bids together and now they find out all they had to do was put a bid in for a lick of paint, move computers from one place to another and offer school leavers more of the same and bobs your uncle here’s 50 grand, someones having a laugh here!

This is crazy, do they know inchgarth might not even be here in 6 weeks time, are they aware Polly claimed last week he has been offered a redundancy package, will this money be used for that purpose, BAA was not even aware of any of these facts!

It now turns out inchgarth never told any of the centres involved in the NO CAMPAIGN they were getting these funds even though inchgarth claimed they were in line to get a cash injection ages ago and to get it it had to be for a centre within the bid process, these centres are looking really stupid now as we all told them this was going to happen.

If inchgarth can’t agree terms with ACC what happens to this fund?

Would the funds not be better spent on a group who has no outstanding centre property issues?

BAA wanted a single issue project this is three if not more what benefit can be gained from it exactly?

Inchgarth already has a cafe? Incharth already has an Internet hub? Inchgarth can’t run a homework club for obvious reasons and in any case has not asked ACC permission for these things to happen after all they are the landlords.

We ask again what benefits will the community gain from a re-branding exercise?

Why did they get the money before they got the correct planning permissions was this for blackmailing Councillors into backing his plans and making the council look bad, lets get this straight he gets money first before he applies for permission because this is the normal at inchgarth when everyone else abides by the rule of law if everyone else did the same any responsible council would collapse in weeks, this called anarchy in a small scale and its a simple case of cart before the planning  horse!

update; This is a moving story of epic diementions, it seems a Mr Renuolds was once the man who tried to get inchgarth to takeover kaimhill funds and just so happens to be on the board that decided to allocate the said £50,000 for a removal in house and pot of paint job, why was this allowed?

All groups who took part in this process has the right to see detailed costings on what inchgarth proposes or how can this be deemed to be fair and correct?




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Inchgarth Community Centre in Aberdeen has received a record donation of £50,000 as the winner of the Aberdeen Airport Trust Challenge Fund for 2012.

The money has been identified as a means of regenerating a major part of the centre, building a new cafe, homework and meeting zone, and improving the reception area, in what is already one of the city’s busiest community hubs.

The Garthdee-based facility was chosen as the winner of what is known as the “50k give-away”, following a rigorous selection process which saw a record number of applications.

The judging panel was looking for a project or detailed one-off initiative, which took the opportunity to make a dream come true for the community.

Sarah Campbell, the chair of the Community Panel, said: “We are all looking forward to seeing the changes taking shape and watching while the surrounding communities really start to feel the benefits of this award.”

Her positivity was echoed by the Inchgarth centre manager, Paul O’Connor, who was recently involved in a dispute with Aberdeen City Council over the signing of a new lease.

He said: “This is the single largest donation which any company has given our community centre, maybe even any Aberdeen community centre – and it is amongst the largest donations to a charitable organisation in the city this year.

“It will make a long-lasting difference and change many lives and we cannot express our thanks strongly enough to the Airport Community Panel.”

Work is due to begin on the Inchgarth venture at the start of 2013.