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The 2023 Aberdeenshire Wellbeing Festival is almost upon us and there are lots of fantastic organisations taking part and events happening across Aberdeenshire.
You can find out what is available free in your area by downloading the programme.
Aberdeenshire libraries will also be holding some printed copies locally for anyone who cannot access the internet.
This year there is a Wellbeing Festival Facebook page where events can be posted and advertised. If you wish to advertise this way, email your event details to the Public Health staff.
The festival will run between the 15th and 21st of May

his is the third round of the Self Management Fund: Resilience, Recovery and Development.
Third sector and community organisations in Scotland can apply for two grant types; a small grant of up to £15,000 for up to one year or a large grant of up to £120,000 for up to three years, to support disabled people, people living with long term conditions and unpaid carers to self manage.
This round will make £2 million available to support projects that learn from the experience of people.


Build on the resilience demonstrated by the third sector since 2020
Contribute to the recovery of health and social care services in the wake of the pandemic
Create opportunities to develop responsive services for the future.


The Fund is open for applications until Monday 9 am 22 May 2023.
Visit the website to find out more.

Can you lend a hand?
To mark His Majesty The King’s Coronation thousands of organisations across the country are getting together to give us all the chance to help out in our own local communities.
Starting on Monday 8th May there will be opportunities for everyone to join in. No matter what you are good at, there’ll be something to suit helping hands of all shapes and sizes! From checking in on someone who’d like a bit of company or volunteering for a charity the more of us who join in, the bigger help we will be.
If you can spare an hour…fantastic. The day?…amazing. If it becomes a regular thing, so much the better. If we all do a bit, it will really help a lot.
Help to do something amazing. Join in, Lend a hand. Make a change.


Health Lottery Scotland is funded through a society lottery, designed to raise money to address health inequalities in Scotland.
Active Community projects need to be designed and led by local people and support their neighbourhood or community to come together to address an issue that is important to them.
Projects will create stronger connections between people by supporting them to meet up regularly (weekly, fortnightly or monthly, for at least one year). They will benefit people who experience greater social and economic disadvantage than people living in other parts of the country in either:
small and local communities, for example, involving residents living in a few streets, an estate, a small village or
communities of interest (a group of people who have shared experiences, characteristics or common interests) who wish to come together to address specific issues.
The next deadline is 1pm on 3 May 2023.


Do you have an idea that could have a positive impact on the environment but need help to make it a reality? Join the ‘Collaborating to Support Net Zero’ webinar on Thursday 27th April from 11:00-12:00 noon, to find out how collaborating and working together can drive faster and greater impacts.
The aim of this webinar is to provide an overview of opportunities that can support your organisation with examples drawn out from speakers with a call to action for more net zero innovation amongst the Third Sector and to think about working with academics as a route for this.
This is an informal online event with plenty of time to pose questions to the speakers.

The Creative Breaks programme provides 12-month grants to third sector organisations to develop and deliver short breaks projects and services for carers of adults (aged 21 years and over), and young carers (caring for children or adults), and the people that they care for. The programme funds a wide range of different short breaks activities – including breaks away (i.e. overnight stays, residential breaks), days out, and/or shorter sessions (i.e. regular activities).
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Thursday 25th May 2023.
Visit the website for more information.

The Age Scotland Big Survey 2023 is designed to help understand the views and experiences of people over 50 in Scotland today.
Age Scotland created the first Big Survey in 2021 and heard from more than 3,500 over 50s across the country about the issues affecting them, what growing older is like here, and their hopes and concerns for the future. This was the largest survey of older people in Scotland and Age Scotland want this year’s to be even bigger. The deadline for completion is 24th April.

The Wolfson Foundation’s Funding for Places grant programme provides support for capital initiatives, i.e. buildings (new build or refurbishment) and equipment.
They fund a broad range of organisations working across the fields of education, science & medicine, health & disability, heritage, humanities & the arts.
Get in touch with them if you’d like to check if your organisation is eligible for funding or check the website for more information.
KDP is here to help in any way we can. Please get in touch if we can assist you or your Community group.