Edenholme Conversation Cafe and More from KDP

By bellmannews / January 25, 2024
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INFORMATION about tomorrow’s Burns-themed gathering at Edenholme is just one of the nuggets of help and advice in the latest update from Kincardine Development Partnership – always a valuable resource for anyone working with or supporting any group in the voluntary sector.

Welcome to the KDP Bulletin. 

The first Edenholme Conversation Cafe of 2024 is this Friday, 26th January and everyone is invited.  They will be celebrating Robert Burns Day with Alistair Lawrie reciting some poetry along with a cuppy and fine piece.
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The Inspiring Aberdeenshire Awards are run by Aberdeenshire Council to celebrate people in our communities who go above and beyond. They are our unsung heroes, and their work is often not recognised anywhere else.
Use this page to nominate a person or a group who made a difference to you, reading the guide first to understand the different categories.
Please give us as much information in the nomination form as you can, to paint a picture of why this person or group is so important to you.
The categories are: Heart of Aberdeenshire Caring Award Inspirational Volunteer Award Beautiful Aberdeenshire Environmental Award Community Spirit Award Cultural Award Aberdeenshire’s Future Award Lifetime Achievement Award If you have any queries, please contact: inspiring@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

The Cost-of-Living Support Scotland Grant offers up to £75,000 for projects to help support individuals, families and communities currently experiencing hardship as a result of the cost-of-living increases. 
The programme aims to fund activity that means people: have more resilience and are more able to identify ways to deal with the impact of increased cost of living in their lives are able to shape activity in their community to address the increased cost-of-living have more access to support and services that will help them to deal with the increased cost of living To learn more visit the National Lottery website.

Have your say on the future of transport in Aberdeenshire. Aberdeenshire residents are being encouraged to give their views on current and future transport provision across the region. The survey will inform the development of an Aberdeenshire Rural Transport Strategy. The results will also be used to inform the review of Aberdeenshire Council’s Passenger Transport Strategy which is currently underway.
Open until February 11, the short survey can be completed here.

Due to funds still being available in the allocation for level 1 applications of the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund, AVA is now able to invite further applications for up to £2,000 per application to support mental health and wellbeing initiatives for adults in communities across Aberdeenshire.
Guidance documents, further information and how to apply can all be found by visiting the AVA website.

Applications close 12 noon, Friday 2nd February.

Local Energy Scotland has launched the Community Heat Development Programme to work with eligible community organisations and groups of householders to help develop their ideas for locally-generated, low and zero carbon heat project ideas. Successful applicants will receive technical support to appraise the feasibility of their project.
Their aim is to learn how communities and groups of householders can work together to make buildings in their communities more environmentally friendly to heat. The programme will support community led approaches to decarbonise heat.
To find out more visit the website.

The Agnes Hunter Trust was established to support registered charities delivering health and social welfare projects in Scotland. The Trust now focuses on one key area of funding support: offering grants to charities that help disabled people in Scotland. Service provision will focus on providing opportunities and enabling people to lead fulfilling lives. This may include activities that offer advice, information and support, or life-skills, volunteering and employability training.
Applicant charities may assist with a wide range or specific groups of people, for example those living with mental ill health, cancer, physical and sensory impairments and long-term health conditions, as well as people with learning disabilities, autistic people, and other neurodivergent people.
To learn more and to apply click here
The next deadline is 5pm on 29th February.

Asda Foundation Grants are now open, closing on the 1st March 2024, and they are looking for applications in our area.
There are 3 types of grants now open.
1. Empowering Local Communities Grants – is an Asda Foundation grant for local groups aimed at supporting a broad range of activities which contribute towards transforming communities and improving lives, as well as funding to strengthen their volunteering. You can now apply for funding for single day events as well!! But please make sure that applications must be received by Asda Foundation no less than six weeks before the event date. 
2. U18 Better Starts Grant – is an Asda Foundation grant for local groups aimed at supporting a broad range of activities for children under the age of 18 which contribute towards transforming communities and improving children’s lives, as well as funding to strengthen their volunteering. 
3. Cost of Living – is an Asda Foundation grant for local groups aimed at supporting the increased running costs group is facing as a result of the crisis. We know the rising cost of living is having a big impact on communities and local groups, at the same time demand is rising. This grant aims to support groups with rent, utility and essential costs, as well as funding to strengthen their volunteering. 

Charities improving mental health as part of their work can apply to Big Give and can select either the 1:1 or Pledge Model of match funding. Successful charities are awarded a sum of match funding which is ring-fenced for their organisation. This match funding is unlocked by public donations given through Big Give’s online fundraising platform during the campaign.
The next closing date is 9th February.

More details here.  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              mairi@kdp.scot
Margo Titmuss        Funding & Windfarm Officer   margo@kdp.scot