The Ellon Tesco store delivered a £5,000 boost to local groups this festive season.
Thirteen organisations received a share of the fund after the store held its Helping Hand competition last month.
The groups were nominated by local shoppers and then narrowed down to the top thirteen by the staff,
Manager Mark Robison said: “We ran the competition as we wanted to give our customers and local residents the opportunity to decide how and who we should support in the local community.
“The response has been absolutely fantastic, making it very hard to decide who would receive a donation. We are delighted to be able to support these organisations which were nominated by many of our customers.”
Groups set to benefit include Newburgh Playgroup - who plan to use the money to pay for transport for outings - and Ellon and District Men’s Shed - who will put the donation towards refurbishing their premises.
Gordon Park Preschool hope to purchase new sensory equipment and Ythanbank Community Club will use the share towards play equipment for local children.
Ellon Rotary Club plan to use their share to help across various rotary organised events and its Community Grant Scheme.
Auchterellon Youth Club plan to purchase new sport equipment and games with their funds, while Methlick Community Garden will purchase garden tools designed for use by children and tools designed with the elderly in mind, particularly those with arthritis.
The money will also allow Ellon Civic Pride to continue their work across the town and pay towards maintenance of their water bowser.
Ellon District Girl Guides will use their money to spruce up their hut which will be 40 years old in next year.
Ellon Meadows Girls Football Team are looking forward to purchasing new aluminium goals for the girls team. Ellon Meadows Football Club 2000s will add the money towards their trip to Barcelona next year.
Ellon Academy’s Netball Team are also set to benefit from new netball dresses thanks to their donation.
The community fund is also set to help Ellon Rugby Club Junior Section continue their ongoing work in the community in the North-east.