KDP Bulletin

By Lindsey McDonald / September 26, 2022
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The Tullo Community Fund, managed by Mearns Area Partnership, will reopen soon with a closing date of 31st January 2023. Application decision will commence in the March/April of 2023.
The Tullo and Tullo II Wind Farm Community Fund is a practical way of providing support. The fund is for the benefit of the community and decisions on successful applicants are made by the community.
Projects should benefit residents living within the following community council areas:
• Arbuthnott
• Benholm and Johnshaven
• Gourdon
• Inverbervie
• Mearns
• St Cyrus

AVA are excited to announce their upcoming series of Volunteering Lunch & Learn sessions; handy bitesize informative sessions held over lunchtime, covering a range of topics relevant to Volunteering.
Tuesday 4th October Introducing Autism Understanding Scotland: The value of including autistic people in volunteer opportunities
Thursday 10th November Being a Trustee and Getting it Right, with Keith Anderson
Tuesday 29th November An introduction to Timebanking by George Cuthill, from Timebanking Scotland
Wednesday 11th January 2023 AVA’s Involving Volunteer Award: What does it involve?
These sessions will be delivered via Microsoft Teams between 12noon and 1pm for minimum disruption to your day. Please feel free to grab your lunch, sit back, and listen to our speakers deliver informative presentations on a range of topics!

You can register your interest by clicking on the links to the relevant Lunch & Learn session above where you will be sent a meeting link the day before each session.

New to Nature – a new programme of paid work placements designed to help diversify the natural environment sector.

New to Nature will see young people aged 18-25 given new, full-time, temporary jobs in nature and landscape organisations across the UK, increasing diversity and enriching the sector.  Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of the celebrations to mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee, the programme will run until May 2024 and provide paid work placements for at least 70 young people from diverse backgrounds to undertake a range of environmental roles.

For more information please visit the website

Employers: to Register your interest please click here

Cohort 2: Expressions of interest invited in October 2022, Deadline 14th October for placements to start in April 2023

World Mental Health Day is on October the 10th and to mark this day, the National Rural Mental Health Forum is joining with the Scottish Rural Health Partnership to host a Webinar on the 19th of October from 11 am to 1 pm. If you are interested, please register by clicking here.

The Teacher Development Fund is to support delivery of effective arts-based teaching and learning opportunities in the primary classroom, and to embed learning through the arts in the curriculum. It aims to do this through supporting teachers and school leaders to develop the necessary skills, knowledge, confidence and experience.
They welcome a range of applications and are particularly interested in funding those which demonstrate strengths in the following areas:
supporting the needs of pupils experiencing disadvantage
embedding learning through the arts in the curriculum
strong partnerships between arts/cultural organisations and schools.

Applications to the Fund are now open. The deadline is Tuesday 22 November at 12 noon.
For more information and to apply click here

The Nature Friendly Farming Network are surveying the wider farming industry to understand how policy and support from the wider food system can enable greater resilience and encourage widespread adoption of nature-friendly farming practices. The survey will take around 15-minutes to complete, and you will be entered into a prize draw to win one of 5 x £100 Amazon vouchers.

ROUND 2 of the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund will be open to applications from Tuesday 11th October. It will be administered once again by AVA as a part of the TSI Scotland Network with £639,855.99 to be distributed in Aberdeenshire.

This Scottish Government Fund will provide grants to small, grassroots community groups and organisations to develop a culture of mental well-being and prevention within local communities and across Scotland. While the effects of the pandemic on mental health will be long-lasting and still emerging, it is important to recognise that there are also other societal challenges affecting communities and their mental health and well-being such as the cost of living crisis.Watch this space for more information about the fund!

With only a week to go, food and drink producers across North East Scotland are preparing to throw their doors open and share unique experiences with the public during this year’s Provenance Festival.

The 10-day festival inspires visitors to discover and explore the region’s world-renowned premium food and drink through engaging, hands-on and memorable visitor experiences with producers at source.

Provenance Festival 2022 is supported by Aberdeenshire Council and VisitAberdeenshire.

More information on all the events that are running during the festival can be found on the website

The Asda Foundation supports small, grass roots organisations in several ways throughout the year. Working with Asda’s Community Champions in store, we are able to work with a range of organisations and groups on a variety of local community projects. Below are the different ways we support communities.
Green Token Giving
Cost of Living Grant
Empowering Local Communities Grant
U18 Better Starts Grant
Match Funding
For more information on the different grant they have and to apply, please 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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