dates-n-mates Aberdeen Funding Success!


We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded £319,228 from the Big Lottery Fund to run our project dates-n-mates Aberdeen for the next 5 years.

This will build on the success of the one year pilot project funded and supported by Aberdeen City Council over the last year.

Following the launch event of the project in June 2015 dates-n-mates Aberdeen have since run over 20 events including Speed Meets, Sports Activities, Creative Arts Sessions, Theatre Trips and some members even attended the T In The Park music festival. All of these events were run and organised by members with the support of the team.

The project exceeded it’s membership target in the pilot year. Thanks to the Big Lottery funding we can continue to provide opportunities for adults with learning disabilities to make friends and develop meaningful relationships in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire.

For more on this fantastic news and links to various press articles including coverage on BBC news online & Aberdeen Press & Journal – please visit the following page of the dates-n-mates Aberdeen website: