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Welcome to the KDP Bulletin.

The Hillhead of Auquhirie Wind Farm Community Fund is open until 30th June 2023.  This year, there is £13,150.57 to be awarded.
Applications to the fund can be made from groups and projects which benefit the communities living in the community council areas of:

  • Arbuthnott
  • Catterline, Kinneff & Dunnottar
  • Mearns
  • Stonehaven & District

If you would like to discuss a potential application, contact Margo at windfarms@kdp.scot.
Click here for the Application Form and Guidance Notes.

Aberdeenshire Council is reviewing its Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) Policy in collaboration with the Scottish Ambulance Service. They are seeking the views of communities on the current policy documentation, particularly those groups that have previously shown or may have an interest in siting a PAD on the outside of a council building.
The consultation can be accessed by clicking here.
The survey should take no longer than ten minutes to complete and will close at midnight on Sunday 16th April.

The FCC Scottish Action Fund offers funding to projects through the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund (SLCF). It will consider applications across all types of projects included in the SLCF:
Land Reclamation (Object A): The reclamation, remediation, restoration or other operation on land to facilitate economic, social or environmental use.
Community Recycling (Object B): Community based recycling, re-use and waste prevention projects.
Public Amenities and Parks (Object C): To provide, maintain or improve a public park or other public amenity.
Biodiversity (Object D): The conservation or promotion of biological diversity through the provision, conservation, restoration or enhancement of a natural habitat or the maintenance or recovery of a species in its natural habitat.
Historic Buildings (Object E): The maintenance, repair or restoration of a building, other structure or a site of archaeological interest which is a place of religious worship, or a site of historic or architectural or archaeological interest and is open to the public.
The next round closes at 5.00pm on 7 June 2023.
Find out more here.

Local Energy Scotland is hosting an online event on Monday 19 June 2023 at 6pm, for community groups and other organisations interested in shared ownership.
Shared ownership gives community groups the chance to make an investment in a commercially owned renewable energy project, and provides an opportunity for income as well as other benefits.
In this session you will be introduced to shared ownership, how it works, and the support available from the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) that could help you explore opportunities in your area.
Learn more about Shared Ownership here.
The event is free but you must book in advance by emailing Christina Hinds. Please include ‘Shared Ownership event – 19 June’ in the subject line and remember to include the name of your organisation in your email.

Nominations for the 2023 National Lottery Awards are now open – celebrating the inspirational people and projects who do extraordinary things with the help of National Lottery funding.
They want to hear about amazing individuals across the UK who dedicate their time to improve the lives of those around them. The impact of their work doesn’t need to be large or far reaching, what’s important is that their care and commitment deserves to be thanked and acknowledged.
They are looking for individual heroes in the following categories:
Community & Charity
Arts, Culture & Film
Young Hero (under 25s)
Nominations must be funded by The National Lottery or be associated with a project which has received National Lottery funding. If you are not sure, don’t worry! Nominate them anyway, and the team will check it out. Nominations close at 12:00pm on 16 May.
Nominate now.

Finally for this edition, here is a selection of funding options focussed on education and schools:

Tesco funds for food and healthy activities in schools
Tesco Community Grants funds thousands of local community projects across the UK. The focus of the funding has just changed. The priority for grants is now on supporting schools and organisations to deliver projects that provide healthy food and activities that boost young people’s mental and physical wellbeing.
The scheme provides grants of up to £1,500 to local projects from across the whole of Scotland.
It is open to all registered charities and not-for-profit organisations, with priority given to projects that provide food and support to young people. If you fit the bill or know an organisation or school who does, then visit the Tesco Community Grants website for further details.
greenspace scotland’s team of friendly Community Enablers can support you to apply or answer any questions.

The Jo Walters Trust – Maths Grant. Offering grants to support projects which help and inspire pupils to engage with mathematics. They welcome all novel and innovative ideas, large and small.

The Jo Walters Trust – Aberdeenshire Grant. This fund supports projects with a strong Aberdeenshire connection which aim to provide education outdoors.

Learning Through Landscapes – Nature Grant. The Local Schools Nature Grants allows schools to apply for outdoor resources and a two-hour training session.

KDP is here to help in any way we can. Please get in touch if we can assist you or your Community group.