KDP Bulletin

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Calling all Scottish Charities and Community Groups.
Community Connect is a funding initiative which enables Scotmid members to give back to their communities. The funding was made possible through sales of single-use carrier bags in Scotmid stores. Money for each sale contributed to a pot which was then distributed through the community connect award scheme.
The Application Form can be completed here
Applications will close on Thursday 11th August at 5pm.
For further information please contact membership@scotmid.co.uk

Nominations have opened for the 2022 Scotland Loves Local Awards.
Scotland’s Towns Partnership (STP) is once again hosting the event after last year’s inaugural awards recognised the amazing work taking place to transform communities across the country. And YOU are being urged to make your voice heard about the people and organisations who you feel deserve a chance to shine in the spotlight for the work they do.
The award categories for 2022 are: High Street Hero (an individual or organisation making an exceptional difference in their community)Climate and Net-Zero Towns Creative Town Streets and Spaces Digital Town Town Centre Living Enterprising Community Applications will close on Friday 2nd September, and the shortlist will be announced in October.
For more information and Application can be found here

The Agnes Hunter Trust SCIO operates two rounds of grants each year. Both rounds offer support to charities that match 1 of the 2 Policy areas as listed on the ‘What We Fund’ page. The Trust provides grants of roughly £3,000-£15,000/yr. The current round of grants is now open, with a deadline of 5pm on Thursday 25 August.
Those applications will be decided at the Board meeting on Thursday 1 December 2022. To apply click here

Pillar Kincardine is a local Mental Health organisation whose mission is to improve the lives of adults living in Kincardine and Mearns who are seeking help to cope with emotional, social or mental health challenges. Weekly activities bring people together in the community, share learning and empower participants to improve their own wellbeing. You can find their July Programme here

The Smarter Choices, Smarter Places (SCSP) Open Fund.  A multi-million pound grant fund has opened to support people across Scotland to travel in more active and sustainable ways. For information on how to apply for a Smarter Choices, Smarter Places Open Fund grant of between £5000 and £50,000, click here

Cashback for Communities is now open for applications for its 6th round of funding with an allocation of up to £20 million over 3 years.  Applications close on noon, Friday 12 August.
Phase 6 will fund projects which deliver a range of trauma informed and person-centred services & activities for young people between the ages of 10-25 that: Support young people most at risk of being involved in antisocial behaviour, offending or reoffending towards or into positive destinations; Provide person-centred support for young people, parents and families impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences and trauma; Support young people to improve their health, mental health and wellbeing; Support people, families and communities most affected by crime. To apply click here

Growing Living Greenspaces is aimed at community organisations who recognise the golden opportunities our greenspaces present to address the challenges of today. Through planting projects, people of all ages can work together to make space for nature, grow connections within their community, and increase resilience to climate change and food insecurity.

With this new initiative, groups can apply to work with Greenspace Project Officers to implement a planting project in their local settlement, with each applicant being offered a site-suitable selection of plants including native trees, fruit trees, bulbs, and wildflower plugs, to plant on Aberdeenshire Council land between September 2022 and April 2023.

Further information can be found here
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 & LindseyKincardineshire
07903 156864 Should you wish to get in touch, our contact details are as follows:

Mairi Eddie              Development Officer              developmentofficer@kdp.scot
Margo Titmuss         Funding & Windfarm Officer  windfarms@kdp.scot
Lindsey McDonald   Administrator                         officesupport@kdp.scot
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