KDP Bulletin

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Welcome to the KDP Bulletin.

You are warmly invited to the KDP Annual General Meeting on Thursday 8th June at 2pm, which will be held at St Bridget’s Hall, Dunnottar Avenue, Stonehaven, AB39 2PW.
The afternoon will include presentations from:
Mark Brennan, Shared Ownership Manager with Local Energy Scotland will tell us about Shared Ownership; where community groups are given the chance to make an investment in commercially owned renewable energy projects. Mark will also take questions on the subject.
Find out more about the work of the North East Climate Action Network Hub (NESCAN Hub) and how it can support community-led climate action and sustainability. Rose Toney, a Community Development Officer, will be presenting and answering questions.
As well as providing great speakers, we also promise to tickle your taste buds with a selection of tasty traybakes.
Everyone is welcome, so please share this invitation amongst your group. We would ask that, if possible, you let us know if you are planning to attend, as this will help us with catering arrangements. Please confirm your attendance, and the group you will be representing, by emailing OfficeSupport@kdp.scot.

KDP is looking for Trustees to help our Development Partnership make Kincardine & Mearns a better connected, better supported, more prosperous and attractive place to live. We need positive, engaged and hands-on trustees with skills and experience in community development, HR, finance, business development, marketing or IT.
Please take a look at this Information Sheet or email OfficeSupport@kdp.scot for more details. We would love to hear from you.

Scottish Sport Fund applications are now open for the North-East of Scotland.
If you run a sports club, this is your chance to apply for up to £2500 of funding from Aldi.
Submit your application form by Sunday 11 June for your chance to secure a donation from Aldi to help support the amazing work you do.
Visit the website for more information and an application form. 

The Aberdeenshire Employment Support Team is on hand to offer practical advice and support whatever your employment needs. See their poster for more information and contact details.

Cost-of-Living Support Scotland
Grants from £10,001 to £75,000 are available for projects to help support individuals, families and communities currently experiencing hardship as a result of the cost-of-living increases.
If you’d like to apply for a grant, please contact one of The National Lottery team on advicescotland@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk or 0300 123 7110.
They will have an informal chat with you about the idea you need funding for, and can send you out an application form.

Have a Grow Day is a national celebration of all things community growing. It’s a great opportunity to shout about what you do, and to bring new faces along to your space to get involved and have a grow! For 2023 it’s taking place over the weekend of June 3rd & 4th.
Any Social Farms & Gardens members can host a Have A Grow Day. You’ll get a pack and resources to help you plan your day – whether you decide to have a work day, plant sale, community picnic or anything in between. Sign Up Here!
If you’re not a member yet but would like to host a Have A Grow Day, you can join for free.
More information and resources can be found on the Social Farms and Gardens website.

Boost is a partnership between the STV Children’s Appeal and Corra Foundation. It is a small grants programme for organisations supporting children and families in their local communities. It has been created to help groups that find the increases in basic running costs (for example utilities, salaries, transport) are making their work much more challenging.
The fund aims to:
Provide an accessible and supportive funding opportunity for small community led organisations.
Ensure accessible, supportive community led activities remain available to children and families despite the challenges the higher cost of living poses for charities and community groups.
You can apply for project and/or running costs.

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) are looking for volunteers involved in the delivery of healthy eating information to people in Scotland to trial their new online resource, Eat Well, Your Way. The resource, launched in February 2022, supports people to take small, manageable steps towards a healthier diet. It includes practical tips and advice on what you can do when planning and shopping, preparing meals at home and eating out.
More information about the FSS call out for volunteers is available on the CFHS website

The Screwfix Foundation currently offers local registered charities and not for profit organisations funding up to the region of £5,000 to support projects that improve, repair and maintain homes and community facilities used by those in need throughout the UK.
More information and details of how to apply can be found on the Screwfix Foundation website.

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