Latest Bulletin from KDP

Latest Bulletin from KDP

By Stunning Stonehaven on 18/02/2021

We would  be delighted if you could join us for KDP's Annual General Meeting, which will be held on Wednesday 24th March 2021 at 7pm.  The meeting will be held virtually. 
Everyone is welcome to attend. 
Your RSVP would be much appreciated, and the link to the meeting will be forwarded.

Hillhead of Auquhirie – CLOSING DATE
Hillhead of Auquhirie Wind Farm Community Fund is open until 28th February 2021. 
Applications to the fund can be made from groups and projects which benefit the communities living in the community council areas of:

  • Arbuthnott
  • Catterline, Kinneff & Dunnottar
  • Mearns
  • Stonehaven & District

Click here for the Application Form and Guidelines.

Vattenfall Unlock our Future Fund
Applications for the 2021 funding round are now open. The closing date is 12 April 2021.
The Fund supports community projects in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire focused on environmental sustainability. Applications must meet at least three of the following objectives:

  • contribute to a climate smarter world with sustainability at its core
  • invest in community facilities and activities that are fit for the future and are environmentally sustainable, especially community spaces and transport
  • support creative solutions
  • ensure a legacy and lasting impact, which clearly brings benefit to the local community

The maximum award for any one year is £15,000, with the possibility of awards up to £30,000 over three years. Small grants of up to £2,000 have a streamlined application process.
A webinar will be held at 4pm on 2nd March 2021 for potential applicants. Places can be booked here. The webinar will be recorded for those unable to attend.
For more information, click here.

Revitalising Trusts Project
The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) and Foundation Scotland are preparing to launch a brand new project which could unlock additional funding for charities and other community and voluntary groups across Scotland.
The Revitalising Trusts project aims to identify charitable trusts registered in Scotland that appear to be inactive and support them to reactivate by using funds that are lying dormant.  Charitable trusts typically provide public benefit by making grants or donations to other charities, voluntary groups or individuals. So-called ‘sleepy trusts’ are identified as charities that have either had no income or expenditure over the last 5 years or have donated less than 30% of their total income over the last 5 years to help good causes.
There are over 3,400 charitable trusts on the Scottish Charity Register and OSCR’s initial findings have identified around 400 that may not be using their funds to full effect.
The project is expected to launch in April following the appointment of a Project Advisor.

Peter Vardy Foundation
The Peter Vardy Foundation has launched GenZ Leaders, a new initiative which aims to provide every young person in Scotland with world class Leadership and Meta-Skills, through an online based programme to be rolled out initially through secondary schools in Scotland.
It is due to launch later this year. In the meantime, the programme has pledged £100,000 to help fund organisations that support the mental health and wellbeing of young people in Scotland.
Registered Scottish Charities working with young people aged 10-16 are invited to apply for the fund grant via the GenZ Leaders website.

Flexible Wellbeing Fund
Tackling Poverty & Inequalities Aberdeenshire are offering financial support and signposting to anyone currently living in Aberdeenshire.
They will be providing funding directly to individuals and families, currently living in Aberdeenshire and facing financial difficulty. They can provide financial support with essential household expenses, consumables, and employment support.
You don’t need to be in receipt of benefits to access our fund: it’s there for anyone who needs support and you won’t be asked to prove your income. The process is not intrusive: your dignity and privacy is respected.
Here are the steps you need to follow to apply:-
Step 1: Complete an online expression of interest. If you don’t have access to the internet, or would like support with the form, you can contact them directly by calling: 01356 630349
Step 2: Your application will be anonymously raised at their weekly funding meeting. This meeting includes reps from Progress in Dialogue, Aberdeenshire Council and Tackling Poverty & Inequalities.
Step 3: If you’re successful in your request for funding, one of their team will then contact you to discuss payment.
Step 4: We ask that those supported through the fund take part in a short telephone call or email exchange to let us know how the funding has impacted them.
Click here for more information and to apply. 

KDP is here to help in any way we can.  Please let us know how we can support you or your organisation.  We will continue to share information and guidance in our Bulletins, however, due to the speed of change and quantity of information, the most current details will be found on our Facebook page (@kincardineshiredevelopmentpartnership).

Should you wish to get in touch, our contact details are as follows:
Jacky Niven              Development Officer             
Margo Titmuss         Office/Windfarm Admin        

All of this information was correct at time of writing. 

Jacky and Margo

07903 156864 

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