Monthly Archives: August 2014

Guest Blog: Get Vital Funding with International Twinning Grant

Laura Paterson, Twinning & International Partnerships Officer

Aberdeen City Council’s Twinning and International Partnerships team is encouraging individuals, groups and organisations to consider the International Twinning Grant as a means of additional funding for cultural activities. Administered from the Common Good Fund, the funding offers financial support to events and exchanges which unite Aberdeen with any of its five twin cities.

Following confirmation of a successful application, funding of up to £7,000 can be provided to those interested in taking part in a twinning project. Several organisations from the city have benefitted from the funding, including Aberdeen International Youth Festival and Peacock Visual Arts.

The International Twinning Grant can provide additional support to a variety of activities, from collaborative projects to exchange visits. Aberdeen has built strong relationships with its five twin cities, and project grants continue to strengthen these links by providing vital financial assistance for a range of interesting and exciting twinning activities

Applications for the International Twinning Grant can be submitted throughout the year.

For more information contact Laura Paterson on or visit the website.


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Guest Blog: VisitAberdeen Marketing

A Helping Hand Doesn’t Need to Cost The Earth…by Adelle Chessor

In fact, from where I’m sitting it’s completely FREE! Some of you may have heard of VisitAberdeen and what we do, but for those of you who haven’t, we’re the destination marketing organisation for Aberdeen, promoting all its best bits to our visitors (and the locals too).

If you’re an event organiser, hotelier, restaurateur or activity and attraction provider, you make up some of the great things in our city and it’s our job to tell the world all about it!
Easy peasy right? Most of the time it is, though I’m writing this to ask you one thing – to help us to promote you! Around 28,000 people visit the VisitAberdeen website each month, a figure which grows dramatically month on month and we want to tell them all about your amazing events, exhibitions, festivals, concerts and all the rest!

It’s FREE to be listed on the VisitAberdeen What’s On section and all we ask is that you tell us about your events via our submission form which can be found at click the “Submit an Event” button at the bottom of the screen.

By submitting your event, not only are you being promoted on a site used internationally, but you are increasing the opportunity to be shared across all our digital channels including social media and e-newsletters.

If you have any questions please do get in touch via email: or by calling 01224 900497.