KDP – Do You Know What They Do?

By bellmannews / February 5, 2021
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KDP – Who we are and what we do….
Kincardineshire Development Partnership (KDP) is an independent, not-for-profit voluntary organisation.  Its objectives are to promote, encourage and enable sustainable community development and economic growth in the area known as Kincardine & Mearns (K & M). 
We are a people and community driven partnership, working at grass roots level directly with community groups.  KDP supports people and communities with projects of all sizes, both existing and new, enabling, encouraging and harnessing the skills and enthusiasm of local people.
We provide a broad range of information and advice covering project planning, funding, community assets, community consultation / engagement, governance and finance. We help community-based organisations to cut through the red- tape and can gain access to services, training, advice and funding. 
Our job is to help you to do yours!
Our website www.kdp.scot contains further information about the partnership, including our constitution, what we do, how we can assist your organisation and how you can engage with other members.  
If you are not already a member, don’t delay.  Membership is completely free, and an application form is attached.
Join now and let the KDP team help you and your community.
Windfarms Update
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 is open 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

Click for the Guidance Notes and an Application Form

Meikle Carewe Wind Farm Community Fund is currently closed.  It will reopen on 1st July, closing 30th September 2021.
Applications to this 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

Guidelines and an application form will be shared on 1st July 2021.

The Promise Partnership
The Promise Partnership is an investment of £4m from The Scottish  Government intended to deliver change in-line with Scotland’s commitment to #KeepThePromise and ensure children and young people grow up loved, safe and respected.
Applications can be received from the public/private/third sector organisations throughout the system from across Scotland in recognition of a whole system approach to working.
For more information, please visit the website.  

Free Online Safety Classes – February 2021
Lead Scotland are hosting FREE online safety classes for members of the public during February 2021. The classes will be especially useful for disabled people, carers or those who might find it harder to use the internet safely, but they are open and suitable for everyone.  All classes are free and open to the public. 
They are offering 1 hour zoom classes in: 

  • How to Create Strong Passwords
  • How to Remember Your Password
  • Online Scams: How to Spot Them and What To Do
  • Learn More About Complex Online Scams

They are also giving webinars for practitioners and organisations about how to give online safety information in an accessible manner: 

  • Cyber Attacks: What To Do and Where To Get Help
  • How To Promote Digital Safety in an Accessible Manner
  • How to Promote Digital safety to Those With Low IT Confidence

To sign up please follow this link to see the programme of training.

The Ryvoan Trust
The Ryvoan Trust funds registered charities with a focus on children and young people, and supporting people with either physical or mental health challenges. Funding may be awarded for either capital projects or ongoing costs.
The next deadline is 28th February 2021.
For more information click here.

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                       jniven@kdp.scot
Margo Titmuss         Office/Windfarm Admin                  officesupport@kdp.scot

All of this information was correct at time of writing. 
Jacky and Margo

07903 156864