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The Haven saw 425 visitors in its first month as a larder, and a 50% increase in its second month, when volunteers saw 675 people come through its doors. However we’re looking to raise money to enable us to keep our doors open. There is funding for food and funding for PPE and volunteer...

Evening Express: Crowdfunding push to keep north-east larder doors open

The director of an Aberdeenshire community larder is to set up a crowdfunding campaign so volunteers can keep providing a vital service. The Haven, based in Stonehaven’s Market Square, opened as a not-for-profit wellbeing centre in January 2018. But when the coronavirus pandemic hit, founder Julia Morton transformed the yoga studio into a community...

Firstport Case Study

The Haven in Stonehaven was founded by Julia Morton to provide a wellbeing space for everyone in the Stonehaven community. They focus on supporting and nurturing the community through providing a preventative and inclusive approach to community wellbeing, building support and resilience. Read more...

Press and Journal: Stark report reveals 75% increase in Universal Credit claims in Aberdeenshire as ‘increased inequalities’ put more at risk to poverty

Julia Morton runs The Haven in Stonehaven, a community larder that has experienced an unprecedented rise during lockdown. Welcoming the new council priorities, she said: “Coronavirus has impacted us all in very different ways. “People on lower income were getting access to a range of services before the pandemic, but now we’re seeing people...

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