KDP Bulletin

By bellmannews / September 11, 2023

Welcome to the KDP Bulletin.

The Tullo & Twinshiels Community Benefit Fund will close for applications on 30th September.
The fund is open to community groups in the Community Council areas of:

  • Arbuthnott
  • Benholm and Johnshaven
  • Gourdon
  • Mearns
  • Royal Burgh of Inverbervie
  • St Cyrus

The Fund is administered by Mearns Area Partnership. Details of how to apply can be found on their website, along with contact details for the administrator and downloadable forms.
There is over £200,000 available for allocation.

The Scottish Third Sector Tracker is a growing research community made up of representatives from third sector organisations based across the whole of Scotland, who are willing to share their experiences, views and concerns as the sector faces both new and ongoing challenges.
The Tracker is run by an independent research company called DJS Research on behalf of SCVO, the Scottish Government, the William Grant Foundation and the National Lottery Community Fund.
Those involved in the running of a third sector organisation operating in Scotland are invited to represent their organisation as a member of the Scottish Third Sector Tracker.
Register your interest and learn more here.

The new round of Grassroots Grants from the Asda Foundation are open for applications.
U18 Better Start – aims to help give under 18 children the best start in life, tackling poverty, inclusion and wellbeing. The grant will support a broad range of activities for this age group, all of which can contribute towards empowering local community groups and improving the lives of children in the local area.
Cost of Living – aims to support groups with increases to rent, utility and essential costs, as well as funding to strengthen their volunteering.
Empowering Local Communities – aims to support a broad range of activities which contribute towards transforming communities and improving lives. Groups helping to integrate refugees arriving to the UK are welcome to apply under this grant.
The closing date for all grants is 3rd November 2023, and the maximum grant for each fund is £1600.
Learn more about all three funding opportunities here.

Aberdeenshire Council are pleased to confirm that registration for their first Community Resilience Conference is now open.
The conference, which is co-hosted with Aberdeen City Council, will be held on Monday 2 October 2023 at the Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen and will run from 09.30am to 3pm.
The conference is free to attend, and key partners from Police Scotland; Scottish Fire & Rescue Service; Scottish Ambulance Service; SEPA; SSEN; Scottish Flood Forum and others will be present. For event details and registration click here.

The next funding round for People’s Postcode Trust 2023 will open at 10am on the 2nd October for 24hrs!
Application forms will go live at that date and time and must be started and submitted within the submission window. Example application questions are now available to download.
Find out more information here, and if you have any questions, please contact info@postcodetrust.org.uk

Scotland’s Climate Week (25th September – 1st October) is an annual event that encourages individuals, communities and businesses to come together to show support for tackling the climate emergency. It’s also a great opportunity to share success stories which can inspire others to take action.
This year is about us all taking action in the areas that have the most impact.  For example, emissions from car use and home heating are the biggest contributors to climate change in Scotland from individuals. But by choosing more climate-friendly ways to travel and by improving our home heating, we can do good for the planet and it feels good for us too.
Learn more about Climate Week here

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 on 6th December 2023.


The Connecting Scotland Device Lending Libraries Programme is open to organisations that are already running device lending libraries. It can help them expand the range of devices and connectivity that they have available, extend the number of devices available for loan or replace devices that are coming to the end of their lives.
Through the programme they aim to support people who are digitally excluded focusing on people:
over 65
in a low-income household
living with a long-term illness or disability
who are unemployed
or who are the victims of crime or abuse
Applications close on 27th October 2023, or earlier if funds are exhausted.
Find out more on the Connecting Scotland website.

An awareness session on the Aberdeenshire “Worrying about Money?” leaflet is open to anyone interested in developing their knowledge. This could be front line teams and individuals who engage with the public and want to be able to use the leaflet well and with confidence.
The session will increase participant’s ability to:
have a brief conversation regarding money worries
signpost to local advice and support
The session will take place on Thursday 5th October 2023 at 1000-1045 via TEAMS.
Please express an interest of attendance to gram.southpublichealth@nhs.scot by Thursday 28th September 2023.
KDP is here to help in any way we can. Please get in touch if we can assist you or your Community group.