Sports Spend and Wellbeing Initiatives Feature in KDP Bulletin

By bellmannews / February 6, 2022
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Welcome to the KDP Bulletin.
We have lots of information to share with you this week but feel it will all be of interest to different groups and individuals.
Live Life Aberdeenshire (LLA), the sports and cultural service of Aberdeenshire Council, has committed to spending £1.8m of its capital budget on projects in Stonehaven, identified by and receiving the greatest support from the local community.  A public vote to decide how to spend the money will take place from February 7-21.
Seven options were identified for progression following engagement with the community. There will also be opportunities throughout the town to find out more about the project and participate in person.
The seven options progressing to the vote are: an additional covered multi-use sports area at the leisure centre; upgrade to the gym, fitness, dance areas and changing at the leisure centre; funding to support additional multi-use space within Stonehaven Recreation Grounds; funding to support a covered tennis facility at Stonehaven Recreation Grounds; upgrade to the skate park area including seating and lighting; upgrade to the outdoor space within Stonehaven Recreation Grounds to incorporate challenge putting, petanque and quoits, and a PAMIS (Promoting A More Inclusive Society) changing area within the Stonehaven Leisure Centre.
Learn more here.
SeaFit Programme
The SeaFit Programme is a joint initiative between the Seafarers Hospital Society and The Fishermen’s Mission, to help support and improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of fishermen and their families around the United Kingdom.
Recently the programme has helped deliver Covid-19 vaccinations, provided access to free physiotherapy services and, in partnership with Live Life Aberdeenshire, provides a Healthy Lifestyle Advisor who can advise, signpost or refer to local health & wellbeing services, support and community groups.
They would like to know how they can tailor the programme in the North East of Scotland to support both active and retired fishermen and their families over the next year.
Completing this questionnaire will help identify the type of support which will be of most benefit to active fishing crews, retired fishermen and the wider fishing community locally.
Pillar Kincardine – Self in Mind
Self in Mind is a 10 week programme aimed at women of all ages who are seeking support to meet the challenges they face in their lives and improve their mental health.
The course enables participants to build connections and improve confidence, whilst exploring peer support, selfcare and how these can support mental health recovery.
See the programme details here.  
For more information contact Pillar at or call : 01569 767 222
National Allotments Garden Trust Fund
Grants of between £250 and £2,000 are available to registered Allotment Associations and committees across the UK for the improvement and development of facilities.
The funding is being made available by the National Allotment Gardens Trust which aims to advance and improve the Allotments/Gardens movement through education, training, workshops and support.
Non-statutory sites may also be granted funding if a long-term lease is in place.
Applications will be assessed by the Board of Trustees on a quarterly basis. The next deadline for applications is the 1st April 2022.
Learn more here.
Healthy Eating Active Living
Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership has a new priority with a focus on improving what keeps us well, looking particularly at healthy eating and keeping active. Your input on making this improvement happen is vital and what you say will be key to the development of the action plan. Over the next few months through a mixture of pop up stalls, surveys, polls, focus groups, community research and mini publics (like citizens’ assemblies) they will be looking to get your views on: What eating well and keeping active means to you? How easy is it to eat healthily and keep active where you live? What activities and places help? What barriers are there? What should be our priorities? How can you be involved? To learn more and take part in the the first survey, click here
#ShiftThePower Scotland Comic Relief Fund 
#ShiftThePower supports grass roots organisations and charities, whose work fits one of two strategic themes, to make meaningful change in their communities:    Children Survive and Thrive Mental Health Matters  Closing 12pm, Tuesday March 8 2022.
Corra is encouraging groups to get in touch to discuss their ideas before sending an application.
You can contact the #ShiftThePower team at or on 0131 444 4020. 
Read more on #ShiftThePower Scotland Comic Relief Fund.

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