Local organisations are set to receive funding from Aberdeenshire Community Transport Initiative.
The recommended support was agreed by the council’s infrastructure services committee.
Ballater Royal Deeside Ltd will receive £3,780. It has one wheelchair accessible minibus for hire to community groups and it also provides a fortnightly dial-a-bus shopping service for residents of Braemar and Ballater travelling to Banchory.
In the year 2018/19, the service carried out 142 passenger journeys on shopping services and the minibus was hired 50 times.
Mid Deeside Community Trust (MDCT) will get £60,823. The trust has two wheelchair accessible minibuses for hire to community groups and a third is used to operate a three day dial-a-bus shopping service known as the Village Hopper.
It previously ran five days a week but following a review of council-supported bus services it was reduced to three.
MDCT also provides transport to medical appointments with volunteer drivers using their own cars or a minibus.
During 2018/19 the trust carried out 7,869 shopping trip journeys and had 517 group hires.
Silver Circle of Strathdon will receive £10,449. The service operates a Hospital Volunteer Driver Scheme where volunteers use their own cars to take users to GP and hospital appointments.
It also runs a weekly minibus shopper service for older residents.