KDP Bulletin

By Lindsey McDonald / December 14, 2022
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The 8th Aberdeenshire Wellbeing Festival date is set. The Festival will take place 15th – 21 May 2023 as part of Mental Health Awareness week.

Any group or organisation of any size or in any location of Aberdeenshire can join in.

NHS are trying to guage interest in the possibility of holding a bigger event where a number of local groups might host some activities together in a local town hall or other venue. Like the sound of that? 
e-mail: gram.southpublichealth@nhs.scot

For more information and to view past Festival’s please 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.

Fund re-opens on 2 January 2023

For more information click here

Mind Yer Mind campaign is to encourage the people of Aberdeenshire to look after their mental wellbeing?

Resources have been created that offer simple advice, highlight groups and activities across Aberdeenshire, and provide contact details for people who might need additional support and advice.

For more information please click here or visit their Facebook page here

The Fore Trust offers development funding and strategic support to early-stage charities and social enterprises. It makes unrestricted grants which have the potential to have a transformational impact on an organisation. For example enabling your organisation to take a step forward in its development or giving you the chance to do something you couldn’t before.

It will also match successful applicants with friendly professional support including ongoing mentoring, strategic advice, governance support or other assistance.

Registration Monday 12th December 2022
Application Deadline for Registered Organisations Monday 16th January 2023

For more information and to apply click here

The Charity Governance Awards
The awards are exclusively dedicated to charity governance. By shining a spotlight on the best of the sector, they aim to demonstrate how effective governance can transform a charity and even more of the lives of its beneficiaries.

There are five categories covering every kind of charitable organisation. The shortlist is announced in April, and shortlisted charities are invited to a complimentary and exclusive awards ceremony in May, where the winners are announced.

For more information and to enter please click here

The Future Communities Fund is to help create a world of diverse and inclusive communities, where the systemic issues of inequity and injustice, especially for young people are addressed.

The Fund offers unrestricted grants which focus on supporting voluntary organisations that are building communities that are:Diverse, equitable and inclusivePrioritising youth activism, shared power and transparent governance.Your organisation must already be working with a diverse range of young people and supporting them to move into leadership roles.

Applications close 23 December 2022

For more information and to apply click here

St John’s HillCommunity Fund
Opening on 1st January 2023, the St John’s Hill Windfarm Community Fund accepts applications from groups and projects which benefit the communities living in the community council areas of:·         
Catterline, Kinneff & Dunnottar
Guidance Notes and Application Forms will be available on the KDP website from 1st January. 
Closing date 31st March 2023
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 & Lindsey
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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