Situation Vacant and More from KDP

By bellmannews / April 8, 2022
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Welcome to the KDP Bulletin.

KDP is looking for an enthusiastic administrator to join our team. 
The ideal candidate will have the ability to ensure the smooth running of general administration including correspondence with our members and Board; taking minutes; payroll and preparation of financial reports.  They will also provide administrative support for the wind farm funds that KDP oversee. In addition, they will assist with research and logistical planning for events and upkeep our Facebook page and website.
The role is 10 hours a week, with an hourly rate of £12.00.  The hours can be worked flexibly, although there will be occasional evening and weekend meetings and events. 
For more information and a job description please contact Margo at
Closing date – Monday 18th April 2022
Are you involved with fundraising for a Community Group in any of the following Community Council Areas? Arbuthnott Kinneff, Catterline & Dunnottar Mearns Stonehaven & District If so, you may want to apply to the Hillhead of Auquhirie Wind Farm Community Fund.
Fern, the energy company who have developed the Hillhead of Auquhirie Wind Farm has established a community fund which will benefit groups and projects working in those areas.
The fund, of £12,615, is open for applications between 1 April 2022 and 30 June 2022.
For more information contact Margo at

Coastal Communities Challenge Fund
(CCCF) Grants are being targeted at community groups, third sector organisations and small businesses on Aberdeenshire’s coastline and can fund a range of activities with positive economic, social or environmental impacts.
This year’s grants will be targeted towards activities or infrastructure which meet the following priorities: Supporting the development of active travel routes along, to and from the coastline Developing the coastal economy and sustainable tourism Creating or enhancing community, leisure and recreational facilities Safeguarding, restoring or enhancing the coastal environment Grants between £2,500 and £25,000 will be available, and applicants must make a minimum 10% match funding contribution to projects. Small business applicants must contribute 50% match funding. All projects must be completed by 31 March 2023.
The deadline for submission of applications is Monday 16th May, and potential applicants can access the application form and guidance here
For more information, contact
The Scottish Government has recently launched a consultation on improving health and social care for older people in Scotland. Responses are sought from older people and the organisations that support them, as well as health professionals and social care staff.
The consultation is available on the Scottish Government website.
The Baillie Gifford Multi-year Awards fund, aimed at supporting grassroots community groups across Scotland, is now open to applications.  Priority will be given to projects that can demonstrate a fit with one of the following priorities: Reducing isolation in Scotland’s communities Supporting financial inclusion Overcoming homelessness Improving employability and enterprise, particularly in young people. One grant will be to a local sports club to help people participate in grassroots sport. Groups can apply for funding over a maximum of three years, and the maximum grant available is £15,000. 
The closing date is 28th April. 
For full details, visit Foundation Scotland.
Aberdeenshire Council is currently undertaking a Traffic Management Review in Stonehaven.  Part of which involves carrying out public engagement, and therefore a traffic survey has been produced and can be found on the Council’s Engage HQ platform
The survey is open for responses until Tuesday 19 April 2022. 
Should anyone require a paper copy, a small number are available at Stonehaven Library, during normal opening hours.
All responses will be considered and further engagement sessions will be carried out before a report is presented to the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee.
The Arnold Clark Community Fund launched to offer charitable organisations financial support in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
The Fund has now reopened, accepting applications until June 2022.
Grants of up to £1,000 are available.
More information on eligibility and how to apply on the Arnold Clark website.
Finally, a huge thank you to all the members, councillors and supporters who joined us for the KDP AGM last Thursday evening in Laurencekirk.  Once the formalities of the AGM were completed, we were treated to five presentations from local groups vying for the £500 Community Cash award.
All five groups were fantastic, and definitely all would have been worthy winners, but by the closest of margins our recipient of the £500 award was Portlethen Jubilee Hall.  They will be installing a high-quality overhead projection and sound system to enable the hall to host training and adult learning sessions in skills such as photography, as well as hold film afternoons.   

KDP is here to help in any way we can.  Please get in touch if we can assist you or your Community group.  
Mairi & Margo
07903 156864  Should you wish to get in touch, our contact details are as follows:
Mairi Eddie             Development Officer     
Margo Titmuss       Windfarm & Funding Officer