Wind Fund Recipients and More From KDP

By bellmannews / December 9, 2021
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Welcome to the KDP Bulletin, and our penultimate newsletter of 2021.

As we are having a revamp of the Bulletin, we would love your input as to the sort of information you would like to see included. Simply reply to this message with your suggestions.

Remember we are here to support you, so please get in touch if we can help your group/organisation in any way.

Good News – Meikle Carewe Windfarm Community Fund

Last month, funding worth a total of £33,141.10 was awarded to a range of local groups and projects in the area of benefit of the Meikle Carewe Wind Farm Community Fund.

RES, a leading independent renewable energy developer, established the Meikle Carewe Windfarm Community Benefit Fund to support local groups and projects.

Funding is available for the benefit of not-for-profit groups and organisations in the Community Council areas of Crathes, Drumoak & Durris, Newtonhill, Muchalls & Cammachmore, North Kincardine Rural, Portlethen & District and Stonehaven & District. 

Successful applicants this round were:

Drumotters Swim Club – £1230; Newtonhill, Muchalls & Cammachmore Community Council – £2209; Newtonhill Community Hall Association – £4518.66; Friends of Newtonhill School – £2560.74; Cookney Hall Baby & Toddler Group – £2323.10; Maryculter Driving for the Disabled – £3000; Portlethen Primary Together – £2750; Jubilee Hall – £1500; Hillside Parents Group – £4998; Kincardine & Mearns Citizens Advice Bureau – £2349.60; Stonehaven Community Radio – £1000; Stonehaven Horizon Project – £500; Mearns Singers – £1600 and Stonehaven & Area Riding Club – £2602.


The Scotland Loves Local campaign is a national initiative designed to encourage all those who live in Scotland to think, choose and spend local first. 
As we begin the countdown to Christmas, you can show that support by purchasing the new Scotland Loves Local Gift Card. The Gift Card is unique to each area of Scotland and can only be spent in businesses that have a ‘bricks and mortar’ presence in the local area, therefore supporting local businesses and livelihoods.
The Gift Cards can be purchased from

Winter Support Small Grants Fund
The Winter Support Small Grants Fund is a £500,000 Scottish Government fund administered by Corra Foundation, with the purpose of providing small grants to charities and community groups across Scotland who can pass the funding on to families and individuals on low incomes.  It will provide up to £5,000 per group to provide families and individuals with tangible support they need this winter.
The support you provide to people is likely to be in the form of vouchers or cash to meet pressing needs such as food, fuel, household items, clothing or extra costs over the holiday period (for example gifts for children).
All funds must be passed on to families and individuals by 31 March 2022.
The minimum your group can apply for is £500.
The Fund aims to reach groups who: Have strong local relationships with people in the community. Are already supporting people in their communities on low incomes. Have an annual income of less than £100,000, not including any COVID emergency grants your organisation received. More here.  

Women’s Returner Programme

Review, Refresh, Return is the programme supporting women to return to good work or improve their work skills following a career break. It is delivered across Scotland as part of the Women Returners Programme, funded by the Scottish Government and administered by Skills Development Scotland.
Women aged 25 and above who have undertaken paid employment at some point in the past benefit from free peer support, CV-building, upskilling, and confidence-building before progressing back into work or further education.
Launched in October 2021, the programme initially runs until March 2022. 
For more information, visit Triage.


Business Ventilation Fund

The Scottish Government’s Business Ventilation Fund will help businesses improve ventilation and air quality on their premises to help reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission.
The fund will allow businesses to claim back costs to improve ventilation of up to £2500. Support will target high-risk settings where people come into close proximity, such as hospitality and leisure sectors. 
Applications will be accepted until Thursday 31 March 2022 or until the fund runs out, whichever comes first.

Volunteering Opportunities

AVA has a volunteering opportunities search facility on their website which makes it easier to find opportunities in the Aberdeenshire area.
You can refine your search depending on what kind of volunteering you are looking for and you can also make it area-specific.
Visit the AVA website to find out more.
  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, please follow our Facebook page to get the latest information.
Should you wish to get in touch, our contact details are as follows:
Mairi Eddie             Development Officer     
Margo Titmuss       Office/Windfarm Admin  

All of this information was correct at time of writing. 
Margo & Mairi
07903 156864