KDP Bulletin

You are warmly invited to the KDP Annual General Meeting on Thursday 31st March at 7pm. It will be held at the Dickson Hall in Laurencekirk.
The evening will include a Community Cash event, where six Community Groups will have the opportunity to pitch their project in the hope of securing a £500 award. The winning project will be chosen by those present at the AGM.
There are still a few slots available, so if you would like to take part, please contact Margo at officesupport@kdp.scot for more information.
Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be provided.
Your RSVP would be much appreciated for catering purposes.

SSEN has established the Resilient Communities Fund to support communities in their power distribution network area to improve local resilience.
To be eligible your group must be based within the SSEN distribution area, and although you don’t need to be a charity, you must have a constitution and be set up on a not-for-profit basis.
Deadline for applications is 29th April 2022.
Visit their website for more information.

Pillar Kincardine is excited to launch YPK – a new weekly mental health support group for anyone aged 16 to 26, living in the Kincardine and Mearns area of Aberdeenshire.
YPK, which starts on Thursday 10th March, is a chance for young folk to explore a range of topics, activities, tools and techniques to promote good mental health and create a better sense of well-being. Each session will include time to get to know each other and build positive social networks.
For more information, to book a place or make a referral please contact the Pillar office on 01569 767 222.

Scottish Rural Network Active Community Funding is open for projects seeking investment of between £5,000 and £40,000 for projects lasting up to two years.
Projects need to be designed and led by local people and support their neighbourhood or community to come together to address an issue that is important to them. Projects will create stronger connections between people by supporting them to meet up regularly. They will benefit people who experience greater social and economic disadvantage than people living in other parts of the country.
For full details visit the People’s Health Trust website.

Scotland’s Census asks questions about people’s age, sex, home and living situation, employment, education and qualifications, as well as ethnicity. Every household in Scotland must complete the census.
Completing the census is important because the answers provide the Scottish Government, and many other service providers with the data they need to make important decisions that affect people’s lives and their communities. These decisions include how money will be spent on important services like education, housing, healthcare, roads and railways, and so much more.
From the end of February, households will begin to receive a letter with instructions on how to complete their census online.
Census Day is 20 March but you can fill it in as soon as you receive your letter. Just make sure you answer questions with information that will be correct on 20 March to ensure that we have a snapshot of the nation on this day.
Go to census.gov.scot or call the free helpline on 0800 030 8308 for help and guidance on the questions, or if you need support to fill it in.

Poundland have launched their second round of Kits 4 Kids.
Grants of up to £750 for new kit are available for grassroots sports clubs supporting children under 18 across the UK.
Full details including who is eligible to apply for support and the application process can be found on their website. The fund closes on 13th March – so be quick.

Impact Funding Partners are inviting applications to the Social Isolation and Loneliness Fund 2022.
Funding is available to small, local organisations to enable them to support people aged 16 yrs + who may be at risk of social isolation, loneliness or reduced wellbeing.
There are three tiers of funding available: £250, £500 and £1000 and applications close on 18 March 2022.
Eligible activities must take place between 1st May and 30th September 2022.
Further information and a link to the application form can be found on the Impact Funding Partners website.

AVA’s Development Officer, Sharon Francis will be hosting an online Supporting Independent Living Forum entitled ‘Home Is Where the Heart Is’ on the 30th of March, from 10am – 12.15pm.
They have a range of fantastic speakers lined up including:
Presentation by Laura Hendry and Tony Hadley, Support Leads, Cornerstone SDS with Q&A
Presentation by Aimi Blueman, Hospital Homecoming Development Officer, AVA with Q&A
Presentation by Susie and Stroma from Braemar Care with Q&A
Presentation by Alistair Minty from Positively Minty with Q&A
Sharon’s forums will be underpinned with the value of retaining independence at home and within a community and how this supports one’s wellbeing.
Register for the forum here.

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