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Bonnymuir Green Community Trust Awarded Foundation Grant

06 Jun 2024
Written by: Scottish Building Society

Bonnymuir Green Community Trust was awarded a Scottish Building Society Foundation grant towards their Bonny Café kitchen facilities.

The communal green space, based in the heart of Aberdeen, provides visitors with a space for educational and social activities. The funding is set to upgrade the café’s current kitchen to meet growing demand for its service.

The grant will support the Bonny Café’s plans to purchase a commercial dishwasher. Installation of a stainless-steel kitchen, improved ventilation and storage is set to be introduced in the future


Jen MacDonald, Project Coordinator, Bonnymuir Green Community Trust, said: 

“The Bonny Café continues to grow in popularity and we need equipment which can meet demand. The support from the Scottish Building Society Foundation will help us achieve this and ensure that Bonny Café, which is powered by volunteers, is able to continue successfully into the future.

“We’re delighted to have begun the upgrade and hope that everyone who visits and volunteers at the Bonny Café will enjoy it too once it is finalised.”


Paul Denton, CEO at Scottish Building Society, said: 

“Bonnymuir Green Community Trust does fantastic work for and with the community.  The refurbishment of the Bonny Café kitchen is a worthy cause and it’s great to see it being supported by the Scottish Building Society Foundation with funding.

“We’re encouraged at the volume of interest from a variety of inspiring community groups and charities across Scotland and look forward to seeing how they use the funding to make positive impact.  With the next round, we hope to see this go even further.

“By investing in good causes, we are building stronger communities.”

For more information on the Scottish Building Society Foundation or to apply for our third round of funding, visit:


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