KDP Bulletin

By Lindsey McDonald / September 6, 2022
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The Prince’s Countryside Fund provides grants for projects from across the UK which are working to create resilient rural communities. This fund will support community-led projects that are pursuing innovative and strategic solutions to the challenges facing their rural area and improving the long-term viability and resilience of their community.

Successful projects will do one or more of the following: Support people to resolve existing and emerging community issues, circumstances, and priorities Build rural community resilience Develop innovative and replicable projects Enable leadership and community planning Successful projects will demonstrate how they are addressing one of more of the following objectives: Improving the economic or social resilience of a UK rural community Reducing isolation for people living in rural areas through improving service provision Creating a rural community fit for the future.

Applications will open on 1 September 2022 and close at 12 noon on 11 October 2022

For more information and to apply click here

The With Us, For Us project puts mental health lived experience at the heart of understanding current services and support in Scotland. It provides the chance to identify opportunities for improvement and change. 

Scottish Recovery Network and Voices of Experience (VOX) are keen to hear from people:
Who may have a diagnosis of personality disorder
Who have experienced complex trauma and feel it has shaped their lives Living with complex mental health problems
Who have found it difficult to access appropriate support
They are also keen to support organisations, projects and services who would like to host their own conversations and have developed a resource pack.

Full details of all the ways to get involved and contacts in the bulletin or on the website
The Ian Findlay Path Fund supports the improvement of local paths within and between communities, making it easier for people to travel by walking, wheeling, or cycling for daily journeys.

The fund is named in memory of our late Chief Officer, Ian Findlay CBE who died very suddenly in March 2021. Ian made a huge impact during his time at Paths for All and this fund recognises and continues his legacy.

The fund supports path management projects that:
Improve accessibility and resilience of existing paths between homes, community facilities, active travel routes and public transport facilities. Remove barriers to make existing paths more accessible to more people. Link paths to community destinations such as homes and public transport connections. Improve and create routes to aid the development of 20-minute neighbourhoods.
For more information and to apply click here

Sunshine Club re-started in August at Mearns Community Campus, Laurencekirk, after a summer break. MCHLN were joined by Alistair Lawrie from the Community Learning Development team at Aberdeenshire Council who delivered a ‘Learning the Doric’ session which the ladies attending would agree was “baith interesting an fun”. MCHLN are looking forward to further activities planned for early September, and their programme for the next few months is full of new and exciting taster sessions.
For more information on events click here

Scottish Football Partnership Trust
This award will provide funding and support for grassroots football clubs and other charitable organisations with football related projects which meet the aims and purposes of our charitable objectives.

To apply click here

The cost of living crisis is affecting us all. There are different types of support available, from government financial help to local services and advice.  The Help for Households website is also a helpful place for information.

Jeans for Genes fundraising event encourages children and adults to wear their jeans to school or to work on a specific day in exchange for a small donation. The money raised by Jeans for Genes fundraisers is used to support work to change the lives of those across the UK with a genetic condition.
Mon 19 – Sun 25 September
For more information click here

Press Reader which allows the public to access media publications free of charge, if used through Live Life Aberdeenshire Libraries.  There are hundreds of newspapers and magazines available.
It can be used on a PC or mobile devices.
If you need information on how to use it please watch the video
You will need to have a library membership, which is free of charge and can be set up here

The Linnean Society – Our Local Nature Grant Scheme The “Our Local Nature” Grants are available to fund innovative projects, designed and led by young people in the UK. It aims to empower young people across the UK to take the lead on projects that involve their local nature and natural spaces. The grant is purposefully broad and welcomes novel ideas. Examples of possible proposals include:
running a school festival about nature painting community murals showcasing biodiversity in the area building a community garden creating a nature walk hiring a speaker to come and talk about local foraging. Adult applicants should develop their proposal alongside young people and the projects should seek to affect change or empower local young people and their surrounding communities to increase access to natural spaces and improve understanding of the local biodiversity.

Open now until 1 November 2022

For more information click 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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