AF and CFINE are pleased to announce that both our organisations’ boards of directors have agreed to come together in one organisation for our mutual benefit. Each organisation has recognised the synergies between us vis values, culture, aims and we share a long term lease for our building with Aberdeen City Council. There is a lot of work to be done to realise the ‘coming together’ which has started and will be progressed, with due diligence, at the earliest opportunity. This exciting development will result in an organisation which is ‘greater than the sum of the parts’ and create excellent new and more varied opportunities for each organisations’ beneficiaries, at the end of the day, it is they who are the priority and it is with this in mind that both organisations are progressing our fusion. As stated, there is a long road to travel with negotiations involved with a range of funders and stakeholders
Aside from our general activities around the city which promote environmental sustainability and waste reduction, we operate a Zero Waste scheme and our own Roots and Shoots project which helps to reintegrate ex-offenders and get them back into work.
With funding from the landfill tax scheme, we also provide grants to community groups for projects that aim to improve quality of life and further protect our environment. In addition, we provide information on environmental topics and run eco-friendly community workshops, such as upholstery, sewing and seasonal craft classes.