Festive Greetings and Update From KDP

By bellmannews / December 16, 2020

Welcome to the final KDP Bulletin of 2020….

Firstly, and most importantly the Trustees and staff of KDP wish you a happy Christmas, and we look forward to the New Year bringing opportunities to meet with you all in person once again.  In the meantime, please remember that KDP is here to support you, so please get in touch if we can be of assistance.  

Pockets of Sunshine
Mearns and Coastal Healthy Living Network has joined forces with Mearns Community Library and Mearns CLD Adult Learning team to deliver Pockets of Sunshine this Christmas.  The idea came about after hearing about a “Bags of Cinema Sunshine” project which was started by Lumphanan Moving Pictures during lockdown.
The pockets have a selection of stories, puzzles, brain teasers and recipes from around the world, and will be delivered with MCHLN’s Christmas edition newsletter and a handmade card designed by pupils from Laurencekirk and Marykirk primaries and Lathallan school to older people living in the Mearns area initially.
It has been a strange and difficult year, and it’s hoped the pockets of sunshine will brighten people’s day, especially those who have not been able to get out and about so much.  People are encouraged to get in touch if they would like a kindness call as part of the project. 
For more information about this, contact Mearns and Coastal Healthy Living Network on 01561 378130.

Windfarms Update
Meikle Carewe Wind Farm Community Fund is open until 31st January 2021.
Applications to the fund can be made from not-for-profit groups and organisations, based in the following Community Council areas: Crathes, Drumoak and Durris Newtonhill, Muchalls and Cammachmore North Kincardine Rural Portlethen and District Stonehaven and District Click for Guidance Notes and an Application Form.
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.

St John’s Hill Windfarm Community Fund will open on 1st January until 31st March 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 Guidance Notes and an Application Form will be available on the KDP website from the beginning of January. 

Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership
The Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership are launching a new public Facebook page, instead of producing annual festive support leaflets.
Their aim is to help people stay connected across Aberdeenshire, and to have easy access to the support they may need during the challenging winter months. It will share information about activities and support available to help people to stay active and connected which supports their recovery journeys.
Please feel free to use this page to promote any relevant social or recovery focussed activities or projects that you are organising this winter.  Support services are also encouraged to promote their opening hours during the festive season.
Find the page here!  

Woodward Charitable Trust
Woodward Charitable Trust offers grants for core costs.  The Trustees particularly look to fund projects that help families and young people and that are aiming to improve the life chances of the beneficiaries.
They like projects that promote community cohesion and the development of skills that will change the outlook and outcomes for the users.
Organisations that promote volunteering and involve both past and present users in their operations or management are encouraged.
The next deadline is Friday 21st January.
Read more about this funding here

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland
Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland (CBCS) exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people in Scotland. They seek to help anyone experiencing bereavement to understand their grief and cope with their loss. They work primarily through volunteers, providing free care to bereaved people.
Their poster gives their Festive Opening Hours and the Helpline number.

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation
Major Grants: Single year grants between £10,000 and £100,000 for core costs, salaries, running and project costs, or Multi-year grants for a maximum of 3 years, not to exceed £100,000 in total over this period, for core costs, salaries, running or project costs Organisations should have a focus on Family Support.
Read more about this funding here

Getting in on the ACT
In early 2021 CHEX is running a follow up to September’s successful online workshop on the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act.
The workshop is for community-led health organisations and the wider community sector across Scotland and will take place using Zoom on Thursday 14th of January at 10am-12am.
The workshop will be a chance to find out what the Act contains and how to make use of it.
As well as providing a general overview, the workshop will introduce: how to make a participation request to have discussions with public bodies about improving services asset transfer requests and community right to buy land and buildings requirements under the Act for community planning partnerships Register your interest in attending here

#ShiftThePower Coronavirus Response Fund
The #ShiftThePower Coronavirus Response Fund which helps grassroots organisations in Scotland to support vulnerable individuals, families, and communities, including coping with the impacts of Coronavirus has reopened.
The Fund, delivered by Corra Foundation, will provide grants of up to £10,000, and is open to charities and voluntary organisations with an income of less than £250,000.
The work to be supported needs to fit with one of the following four strategic themes: Children Survive & Thrive Gender Justice A Safe Place to Be Mental Health Matters The fund will operate on a rolling basis and will close once all funds have been allocated.
Find out more on the Corra Foundation website

People’s Postcode Trust
Charities and good causes in Scotland will be able to apply for funding of up to £20,000 in the new year from People’s Postcode Trust, a grant giving charity funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
People’s Postcode Trust, which previously supported good causes around Britain, will now focus solely on helping organisations in Scotland and funding is available to cover core costs, as well as project-based initiatives. Priority will be given to groups with an income of less than £500,000.
Applications will open on or around the 1st of each month from 1st February 2021 to 1st October 2021, and will close each month once the maximum number of bids are received. If an organisation misses a funding round, they will be encouraged to apply the following month.
For more information, click here

KDP will be closed from Thursday 17th December and will be back to normal office hours on Tuesday 2nd January.

Best wishes for a safe and happy festive season.

Jacky and Margo

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).

All of this information was correct at time of writing. 

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

01569 763 246  
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