KDP Bulletin

By Lindsey McDonald / October 10, 2022
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Welcome to the KDP Bulletin.

The Just Transition Fund is a £500 million ten-year commitment from The Scottish Government that will support projects in the North East and Moray which contribute towards the region’s transition to net zero. £333,333 is available to third sector groups in Aberdeenshire and applications are being accepted now.

This social capital fund aims to empower local people to shape a Just Transition to net zero, in a way that reflects their local needs and priorities, by:
Supporting Scotland’s communities in achieving a Just Transition to net-zero
Increasing the awareness and understanding of Climate Change, Just Transitions and associated issues and activities related to the reduction of carbon footprints. 
Encouraging a shift in local attitudes towards climate change/Just Transition, raising awareness through simple messages and the provision of beneficial and desired capital projects.
Presenting opportunities for people who want to be part of a Just Transition and the climate change solution to turn their sense of joint responsibility into a real purpose.
Reducing carbon footprints and contributing to the net-zero agenda for Scotland whilst improving the health and wellbeing of both local people and their communities. 
Encouraging creative ideas about local climate change/Just Transition opportunities.  
Generating sustainable projects for the benefit of local people and their communities.  Projects that can be implemented in a short time, tailored to local peoples’ needs and located where the need is felt.
Encouraging a network of green PB projects that can have a positive measurable effect on the quality of life, carbon footprint and polluting emissions in the North East of Scotland.

Fund will close for applications on Monday 14th November at 5pm

More information and to apply click here

This Scottish Government launched its Cost of Living support website, providing links to a range of support for households ranging from energy and childcare to health and wellbeing support. A marketing campaign will run across the media throughout the autumn to promote the service.  

For business support, the Find Business Support website also now has a dedicated section, on the cost of doing business, helping businesses to find the support they need all in the one place and highlighting the grants, funding, advice, help, and events targeted at businesses.  Most services are available to all businesses in Scotland, regardless of size or sector although some are designed for specific industries or regions or have other eligibility criteria – this will be stated clearly in the descriptions.

Better Breaks programme provides 12-month grants to third sector organisations to develop and deliver short breaks projects and services for disabled children and young people (aged 20 and under), and their carers (adult and/or young carers).

In order to be eligible your organisation must be:
a third sector (voluntary) organisation operating in Scotland
a registered charity or a constituted organisation that has only charitable purpose(s) and that delivers public benefit
in receipt of relevant registrations, policies and procedures required for your work in place (e.g. PVG checks, safeguarding, Care Inspectorate registration etc.)
in receipt of a bank account in the name of the organisation that requires at least two signatories
able to evidence how your activities will benefit both disabled children and young people (aged 20 and under) and their carers

Deadline 5pm 17th November 2022.

For more information and to apply click here.

The Happiness Fund is available to enable and support projects which improve mental health and wellbeing, inclusion, learning and skills development in local communities.

They are specifically looking for grassroots organisations that are set up for and by the local community.

The main outcomes of the Fund are:
Mental health Wellbeing & happiness Inclusion Learning and skills development

The fund is intended to support the setting up of new groups and activities, but to be successful, applicants will need to indicate how the activity/group can become self-sustainable or able to attract funding from other sources for the longer term.

Opened Oct 1, 2022. And will close once the first fifty are received. Closure will be announced. Funding will be announced on Jan 6, 2023.For more information and to apply click here

Scotland’s Towns Conference is back for 2022!

Scotland’s Towns Conference is STP’s annual, flagship gathering of stakeholders from across sectors involved in supporting Scotland’s towns and improvement districts. This is a once-a-year chance to get together with national place stakeholders; share challenges and opportunities; and to feel inspired and re-energised by the latest thinking, pilots and supports, funding and resources for your place. 

This year’s Conference will be an in-person event on Wednesday 16th November, taking place at Centre Stage, Kilmarnock.

We are delighted to offer this event free for STP Members. Click Here

Tickets are £75 + VAT for Non-Members click here

To exhibit in the Love Local Town Square – £400 + VAT (includes 1 free conference place) – please contact Rhona Brown

The British Science Association, with funding from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, is providing grants for schools in challenging circumstances to organise their own science and engineering events.

There are a number of different Kick Start grants available:
Kick Start Grant: A grant for your school to run an activity during British Science Week.
Kick Start Youth Grant: A grant for students aged 10-19 at your school to organise and deliver an activity during British Science Week.
Kick Start More Grant: A grant or your school to host a science event or activity that involves your students and the local community. The community can include families/carers, members of local community groups, local businesses and the local press.
Combined Kick Start Grant and Youth Grant: A grant for your school to run an activity during British Science and an additional activity organised and delivered by students aged 10-19.Application
Deadline Monday 7 November 2022.

For more information on each grant and to apply click here

CFHS webinar: Cash-first responses to food insecurity

19 October 2022 @ 11 am

In the last few years, many community food initiatives and food aid organisations have tried to get beyond providing food aid by redirecting people to services that provide income maximisation support such as benefits advice or emergency support.

In this webinar you will hear from community food organisations that have used a range of approaches to prevent food insecurity. You will hear from Edinburgh Community Food and Community Food Initiatives North East.

To Book 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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