KDP Bulletin 13.02.23

By Lindsey McDonald / February 13, 2023
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Sea-Changers’ Coastal Fountain Fund 2023 is now open for applications.

The fund aims to tackle the increasing problem of plastic bottles left behind along the coasts as marine litter, which damage the marine environment and the species that call it home. It is anticipated that the provision of the water refill stations will significantly reduce the numbers of non-reusable plastic drinks bottles on our beaches.

Closing date 28th February 2023.

For more information and to apply click here

The Foyer Nightstop service aims to support young people in crisis by connecting them with community hosts to provide a safe, welcoming space on a temporary basis. This can give young people time to breathe and support to figure out their next steps.

Nightstop urgently needs Community Hosts who have a spare room in their home to offer a young person, aged 16-25 a night or two or up to a few weeks’ emergency overnight accommodation. This can prevent young people from facing a night on the streets or staying in a dangerous environment.

For more Information click here and you can watch a video which explains more about the service.

The National Lottery Community Fund are encouraging communities to come together and apply for funding through the National Lottery Awards for All programme to celebrate three key national moments in 2023:

King’s Coronation (6 May) 
Eurovision Song Contest (9–13 May) 
75th Anniversary of Windrush (22 June).  

For example, organisations might consider using Eurovision as an opportunity to celebrate and build strong relationships in and across communities that have welcomed Ukrainians.  

The Awards for All programme funds voluntary and community organisations with grants between £300 and £10,000 through a one stop shop application process.

For more information click here

Now in its 17th year, SCVO’s Scottish Charity Awards celebrate the very best of Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector. The awards are designed to highlight the incredible organisations, inspiring people and innovative projects that have made an immeasurable difference to the communities they support over the past year.

This year’s award categories are Employee of the Year, Trustee of the Year, Community Action, Campaign of the Year, Charity of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Digital Citizen, Pioneering Project and Climate Conscious. Winners will be decided by a panel of judges and announced at the celebratory awards ceremony in Edinburgh on 23 June 2023.

Applications will close at 12 noon on Friday 17 March 2023

For more information and to apply click here

Every business in the Northeast is eligible to access free training through the Flexible Workforce Development Fund at NESCol.

Applications for the Scottish Government’s Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF) for 2022/23 are now open.

Funding is available to Apprenticeship Levy payers as well as Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) employers.

Funds are allocated on a first-come first-served basis – so early applications are advised.

For more information click here

The cost of living crisis is still a concern for many.

Here are some resources below that may be helpful to you.
Aberdeenshire – ‘Worrying About Money?’ leaflet – https://www.foodaidnetwork.org.uk/cash-first-leaflets
Financial Inclusion Partnership Directory – September 2022
ALISS – Connecting you to your community. Search for services, groups and activities in Scotland by entering a postcode or your nearest town. Link – https://www.aliss.org/Young Scot in Aberdeenshire | Young Scot – Information and opportunities for young people aged 11-26 in Scotland
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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