Month: April 2017

Scotland’s Winter Festivals event fund.

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  EventScotland, on behalf of Scottish Government, invites creative proposals to deliver enhanced activity that will reinforce and increase celebration and promotion of St Andrew’s Day, Hogmanay or Burns Night. There is a total fund of £390,000 available to support a range of events with a wide geographic spread across the three national days. There are also key opportunities to align to the Themed Years: 2017 is the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology; 2018 is the Year of Young People. More information about the Themed Years can be found at eventscotland.org/stps/scotlands-themed-years. For events taking place between November 2017 – January 2018 the application deadline is 5pm Friday 12 May.

Your Voice Your Choice Kincardine & Mearns Now Open.

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Aberdeenshire Council’s Participatory Budgeting initiative is now open and inviting applications from community groups and organisations in the Coastal Strip villages from Inverbervie to St Cyrus.

Please visit the website https://aberdeenshire.participare.io/#/ or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Your-Voice-Your-Choice-Kincardine-Mearns-1682423285392707/?ref=page_internal for more details.

Want to know more, contact Lesley Robertson on 01569 768327, or email lesley.robertson@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

 

Craig Brown at The Grassic Gibbon Centre

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Thursday the 25th of May sees the second of an occasional series of events entitled Football in Question at The Grassic Gibbon Centre in Arbuthnott. Former Scotland manager Craig Brown will be in conversation with Andy Hall and will participate in an audience question and answer session.

Andy, who is also a director of the Centre, explained, “Last year, we had an excellent evening with Dons and Scotland legend Willie Miller. The support we received from Mearns football fans was terrific. We are fortunate to have another similar night in prospect on May 25th with Craig Brown.”

“We are delighted to have Craig for the event. He has a fund of stories and insights from throughout his varied career in football as a player, a manager and now as a director of Aberdeen Football Club.”

In anticipation of the event, Craig described his thoughts on coming to Arbuthnott –

“I am delighted to be joining Andy Hall, a man for whom I have the greatest respect, in conversation at the Lewis Grassic Gibbon Centre on the 25th May.  I’m sure it will be an enjoyable and interesting experience for me and, hopefully, for those in attendance.”

Alongside the licensed event, there will be a two-course supper, a special Scotland football raffle, a fun quiz put together by Brian Duncan and a special auction of a signed and framed photographic print of Tom Finney’s famous “Splash”, real collector’s item. The late Sir Tom was widely recognised as England’s greatest player who remained loyal to his club Preston North End, one of Craig’s former managerial posts.

The time of the event is 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets can be obtained priced at £20 directly from the Grassic Gibbon Centre on 01561 361668 or by email on friendsofggc@grassicgibbon.com.

Growing A Greener Britain: Small Grants Programme

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This fund wants to help communities to grow a greener Britain by supporting them to transform green spaces. We know that there are many people across the UK who have fantastic, creative and innovative ideas that could help to improve their local spaces. This small grant fund is designed to help turn these ideas into reality! Any constituted community group is invited to apply. Please remember that due to limited funding projects of a value of up to £1,000 can only be supported and that not every project can be rewarded. For more information, visit: https://www.growingagreenerbritain.org/small-grant-programme/

New Signposting Website launched

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Aberdeenshire Signposting Project is a free, confidential and non-judgemental service working throughout Aberdeenshire to help people find solutions to issues affecting mood and wellbeing. The Signposting Project helps people connect to services, organisations and community groups who can help address those issues. They help people overcome the barriers they face in accessing the help they need. Their new website is an excellent source of information about their services and contains everything you need to engage with the project – visit the new site at: http://www.signpostingproject.org.uk.

Survey for Sports Clubs and Groups Now Live

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Aberdeenshire Council is now engaging with sports clubs across Aberdeenshire to find out about the kind of support they want and to help them develop and be sustainable in the future.  We are requesting one response per club only please. An online survey is now live and available through the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/sportsclubs2017 The survey will be available for completion until midnight on Monday 1st May 2017. If you require any further information, please contact:

fraser.govan@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

SSEN (Scottish and Southern Electricity Network) north of Scotland Resilient Communities Fund

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The £285,000 fund is available for non-profit making organisations, community groups and charities working in the SSEN distribution area. Applications up to £20,000 will be accepted until 15 June 2017.

The Resilient Communities Fund supports local projects that:

  • Protect the welfare of vulnerable community members through enhancing their resilience and improving community participation and effectiveness.
  • Enhance community facilities, services and communication specifically to support the local response in the event of a significant emergency event.

For more information: www.ssen.co.uk