The Bettridge Centre was funded and built with support from the following agencies:
Local fundraising resulted in the original Newtonhill Community Hall being built in 1986. The village of Newtonhill however, expanded rapidly over the next ten years and this hall was no longer adequate for the growing community. In 1996, Newtonhill Village Association spearheaded a campaign for better facilities. Fundraising by local residents, assisted by Aberdeenshire Council and the National Lottery, enabled plans to be drawn up and building commenced in March 2002.
The Centre was officially opened by Sir Robert Smith on 1st March 2003.
The Centre is not a private concern nor is it a council run facility. It is a charity, run for the community by a body of elected persons who have a general interest in providing these facilities. None of the committee are remunerated for their efforts and all of their time is given voluntarily for no financial gain.
The Bettridge Centre is the Child Company of Newtonhill Community Hall Association (NCHA).
NCHA is a registered charity in Scotland - SC002063.