Money from Clash Wind Farm will support website and app to promote Huntly
A £36,5000 award to the Huntly Business Association from the Clashindarroch Wind Farm Fund will support continued promotion of the area.
The funding means Experience Huntly, a project first launched in 2020 with funds from Aberdeenshire Council’s Phoenix Fund, to promote the area after the Covid lockdown, can continue.
The money will cover the costs of maintaining and hosting the Experience Huntly website and app, the services of project marketing manager Vivien Rae, and the cost of associated marketing materials for the next three years.
Ms Rae, a freelance marketing and public relations professional, said: “I am delighted to be able to continue working with the Experience Huntly project.
“The project has already reached significant commitment and deliverables and this new funding allows us to continue our plans to develop it further.
“We will continue to promote Huntly through digital platforms and work with local businesses to support their participation in national local store campaigns, including Totally Locally’s Fiver Fest, as well as their engagement with local events, including the Huntly Hairst.
“As Covid restrictions continue to ease, we hope to capitalize on the desire for travel and tourism, and firmly position Huntly as the destination of choice.”
Helen Kings, Treasurer of the Huntly Business Association, added: “It is great that we have secured this funding to continue to promote the city through Experience Huntly.
Huntly Business Association primarily operates for the benefit of the business community, however, a thriving business community and town center are also attractive to the local community and visitors, so our efforts have much wider benefits.
“The funding will allow us to continue the excellent work already done and further promote the businesses and offerings of Huntly and surrounding areas.
Pete Kunz, Vattenfall Services Manager for Clashindarroch Wind Farm, said: “We are delighted to support such an important town center project, encouraging people to buy and shop locally is close to our hearts and we support everything. effort to help promote such a dynamic project. city.”
For more information on Experience Huntly and to get involved in the project, contact Vivien at [email protected]
Businesses interested in learning more about the Huntly Business Association and its members can contact Ellie Turner at [email protected]
The Community Fund is £185,000 a year (index linked) and is available at Huntly and District, Strathbogie, Tap o’ Noth and The Cabrach.
The next application deadline is May 2.