Annual Report and Funding Sources Galore

By bellmannews / June 13, 2023
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Welcome to the KDP Bulletin.

We are delighted to share with you the KDP Annual Report for 2022-2023. It highlights the work that has been done over the last 12 months, and the many community groups that we have worked alongside.  We are proud of all that has been achieved.  Click here to view.

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 Click here for the application form and guidelines.
If you have a query, contact Margo at

The Love Your Network grant supports community groups in improving their local, traffic-free section of the National Cycle Network by providing equipment, training and advice. 
With a Love Your Network grant, your group could get:  Equipment for litter picking – to transform the safety and attractiveness of your local path Tools for maintenance and wildlife management tasks – from shovels and brushes to clear debris, to scythes and seeds for creating and maintaining a wildflower meadow Workshops in wildlife identification and recording – so you can find out more about the birds, bees, butterflies, and other wildlife in your area. Find out more on the SUSTRANS website.


development of a Place Strategy is one of Aberdeenshire Council’s Strategic Priorities agreed as part of the Council Plan 2022-27.
Our Place Strategy will explain how the Council and their partners will achieve the vision and objectives for Aberdeenshire. At the heart of the Place Strategy will be the current and future needs of our communities.
The Place Strategy will be supported by a framework of Place Plans and they need your help to develop and inform the Strategy.
To help develop the Place Strategy, Aberdeenshire Council is looking for your views on what Aberdeenshire means to you, what changes are needed and how the Place Strategy can help to achieve the vision and ambition for Aberdeenshire.
Please respond here.


The Pear Tree Fund makes grants to organisations, institutions and charities which work in the following fields: The promotion of classical music and/or the appreciation of classical music, Working with children and young people in relation to their appreciation of music, The promotion and/or research the benefits of music to health and mental wellbeing, and The support of musicians based in Scotland. The closing date is 31st August 2023.
Find out more information at the website.

The new Growing Climate Confidence website has launched, and is for voluntary sector organisations in Scotland looking for help to reduce emissions and engage communities.
SCVO has pulled together helpful resources from top tips to policy reports, so they’re all in one place, because they know that learning about climate change and net zero can be overwhelming.
The website provides information about what the climate crisis is and actions that voluntary sector organisations can take to tackle it.
The Growing Climate Confidence scorecard takes two minutes to complete and will help you to assess where you are on your net zero journey and where you can find funding and support to make changes.

The Woodward Charitable Trust particularly looks to fund projects that help families and young people and that are aiming to improve the life chances of the beneficiaries. They like projects that promote community cohesion and the development of skills that will change the outlook and outcomes for the users. Organisations that promote volunteering and involve both past and present users in their operations or management are encouraged.
They only consider applications for core costs and are looking for organisations which aim to achieve a positive impact in at least one of the following areas: Children and young people Disadvantaged families Prisoners and ex-offenders Learn more about the fund here

HeatHack runs a free programme for community venues and churches on their Net Zero journey, and aims to help improve energy efficiency and thermal comfort in community spaces.
HeatHack matches volunteer engineers with venues to log thermal data and explore ways to make people comfortable using less energy. Over a series of four two-hour workshops, the engineer will help a group of volunteers from the venue agree how their buildings should change, taking future aspirations in to account and drafting a plan that can then be taken to the wider community and to future professionals.  
HeatHack has spaces in this free programme and is seeking more venues to work with.
For more information, contact or visit HeatHack’s website

The Agnes Hunter Trust focuses on two key areas of funding support: Charities that help disabled people. Charities that assist with the education and training of disadvantaged people aged 16 years or over who have left school. The Trust will invest in registered charities that deliver key services to these individuals in Scotland; removing barriers that restrict life choices and enabling people to lead fulfilling lives and contribute to society.
The fund next opens on 29th June with a closing date of 17th August.

For guidance and to apply, visit the website.


The Essentia Foundation provides financial support to charities and community groups to help achieve the following objectives: Improved health and social welfare of children and young people up to the age of 25 years old. Increased opportunities for training, enhancing learning, upskilling, and developing career opportunities, and supporting young people up to the age of 25 years old to move towards employment. Applications close on 27 June for decisions in August.
To learn more about the Essentia Foundation, please visit their website.
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 Kincardineshire
07903 156864  Should you wish to get in touch, our contact details are as follows:

Mairi Eddie              Development Officer    
Margo Titmuss        Funding & Windfarm Officer
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