KDP Bulletin

By bellmannews / March 28, 2023
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By KDP Team

The Prince’s Countryside Fund supports projects that make a difference in rural communities across the UK with grants of up to £25,000 over two years. Applicants must be from properly constituted, not-for profit organisations with an income of less than £500,000.
They support projects taking places in villages and towns in rurally isolated areas, where access to service is poor. Projects must be community led, pursuing solutions that improve the viability and resilience of their community.
Successful projects will achieve one or more of the following programme aims:
Support people to resolve existing and emerging community issues, circumstances, and priorities in their locality
Build rural community resilience
Develop innovative and replicable projects
Enable leadership and community planning
Improve the economic or social resilience of a rural community
Reduce isolation for people living in rural areas through improving service provision
Create a self-sufficient rural community fit for the future.
They are particularly interested in supporting fledgeling ideas and projects.
The next closing date is 11th April at midday.
Visit the website for more information.

The Scottish Recovery Network has officially launched the Let’s Develop Peer Roles toolkit. This free resource will help introduce and sustain peer support roles.
Valuing and providing opportunities for people to intentionally use their lived experience to help others, can transform how organisations deliver mental health support. This in turn is creating more diverse opportunities for people to access mental health support that meets their needs.
Get your free copy of the flexible and practical toolkit by submitting this form.

The aim of the Social Isolation and Loneliness Fund is to support projects and organisations that contribute to the recovery and reduction in societal harm associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, and mitigate the impact of the ongoing cost of living crisis.
There are two application stages. Firstly, you will be asked to submit an expression of interest (EOI) and if successful, you will then be invited to stage 2 where you will complete a full application form.
The closing date for expressions of interest is 31st March 2023.
Learn more about the Fund here.

Business Gateway offers a plethora of free webinars, events and online tutorials to tackle topics from bookkeeping and finance, writing a business plan, e-commerce, social media, marketing on a budget, to video production for digital platforms and more.
Visit their website for the current schedule.

The William Syson Foundation will consider applications for projects and activities that promote the advancement of the arts, heritage and culture, including (but not restricted to) promoting, developing and ensuring the practice and enjoyment of the arts, including music, the visual arts, theatre and literature.
The Small Grants Fund will award grants up to £5,000, with next window for applications opening on the 17th April until 28th April inclusive.
Find out more here.

The Town Centre Toolkit contains ideas and examples of how people and organisations can make their town centre more attractive, more active, and more accessible.
The bulk of the Toolkit covers different topics: arts and culture, buildings and property, clean and green, enterprise and business, and streets and spaces. Under each topic, you’ll find:
Practical suggestions to help your town centre be active, attractive and accessible.
Examples drawn from around Scotland – and some international examples to help us raise our game.
Other resources such as information, guides and funding.
Created by the Scottish Government, it is a valuable asset for towns practitioners and interest groups alike.

Applications for the Vattenfall Unlock our Future Fund are now open, with a closing date of 17 April 2023.
The overall purpose of the fund is to support charitable activity that addresses at least three of the following criteria:
contribute to a climate smarter world with sustainability at its core
invest in community facilities and activities that are fit for the future and are environmentally sustainable, especially community spaces and transport
support creative solutions
ensure a legacy and lasting impact, which clearly brings benefit to the local community