KDP Bulletin

By bellmannews / January 18, 2022
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The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.
Community groups, schools, clubs, councils, and churches are all encouraged to plant native trees across the United Kingdom to improve the environment for future generations.
Not only will this initiative have a lasting impact on carbon reduction for years to come, but it will also create a long-term legacy in honour of Her Majesty.

Sea-Changers Coastal Fountain Fund 2022
The purpose of the fund is to reduce the impact of single-use plastic water bottles on coastal habitats by funding communities to purchase water drinking fountains and install them for use by the public in busy or environmentally important areas.
Grants of up to £2,000 are available, per applicant, towards the cost of a fountain.
The closing date for applications is 13th February 2022.

MCHLN – Job Opportunity
Mearns and Coastal Healthy Living Network is a local charity which has been providing activities, services and support to maintain and improve the health and well-being of older people for 20 years. Based in Laurencekirk, the organisation delivers a range of community-based services across Kincardine and Mearns which support older people to live well in their communities. They also deliver a range of groups and activities to combat social isolation and loneliness and to maintain and improve physical health and mental wellbeing.
MCHLN is currently seeking an experienced and motivated Project Co-Ordinator to join the small, friendly staff team who are committed to making a difference to the lives of older people, including those living with dementia.
Take a look at the Job Description for more information and how to apply.

ANYTHING GROWS IN A 21ST-CENTURY HARVEST FESTIVAL.
Dandelion is a six-month celebration of collaboration, creation and collective action. From gardens to fields, windowsills to wide, open spaces, join in to sow and grow crops of every shape and size – and then come together at harvest time to share what has been grown.
Dandelion is inspired by the simple concept of ‘Sow, Grow and Share’: not just food, but also new music, ideas, scientific knowledge and community. Rooted in Scotland but with an international outlook, Dandelion follows the arc of the growing season from April to September – when musicians, makers, scientists and performers will come together for hundreds of inspiring events and activities across Scotland and online.

Digital Engagement Team
If you are dissatisfied with your broadband speed, there is now a team at Aberdeenshire Council that could help. The Digital Engagement Team are available to assist residents of Aberdeenshire to get better broadband.
The new team is able to guide individuals, businesses and communities to get superfast broadband at every property across the North East. With access to numerous programmes of support, plus a list of local and national telecoms operators with solutions, all enquiries regarding getting better, faster broadband are welcome.
If you, or someone you know, with slow broadband needs a solution, please contact the Digital Engagement Team at digitalengagement@aberdeenshire.gov.uk.

Community Wellbeing Exchange
SENScot, SCHW and CHEX are collaborating for a second year on a project to address the mental health and wellbeing challenges faced within local communities as a result of Covid-19 and are inviting community organisations to express interest in taking part.
20 community organisations across Scotland will be helped to purchase a wide range of mental health & wellbeing focused activities and services.
The purpose of this is to support community organisations in addressing emerging mental health & wellbeing needs within their community. The funding can also be used to purchase activities which support the mental health & wellbeing of staff and volunteers.
To express an interest visit the website.

The DigitalBoost Development Grant Fund is accepting applications from Scottish businesses, including charities, social enterprises and third sector organisations.
If you’re running a business in Scotland and want to do more with digital, for example to improve cyber security; build online booking systems; develop apps or invest in software, which can help to increase productivity and safeguard jobs, then this fund may be applicable to you.
See the website for more details about the fund and how you can apply.

KDP is here to help in any way we can. Please get in touch if we can assist you or your Community group.