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Scottish & Southern Energy Networks Resilient Communities Fund

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Scottish & Southern Energy Networks Resilient Communities Fund – North of Scotland: £285,000 of funding available in 2017

The fund is open to constituted community groups, not-for-profit organisations and registered charities working in our north of Scotland network area. The fund will support 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.

To discuss a potential application, or for general information and advice about the fund, please contact the Community Funds Manager: Lindsay Dougan on 0141 224 7729 or email: lindsay.dougan@sse.com. Deadline: 15th June 2017.

Two Great Opportunities for Young People

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See below for information on a brand new young people’s funding stream connected to the 2018 Year of Young People.

Developed by EventScotland and Young Scot, the Create18 funding programme is open to groups of three or more young people, aged 8-26, from all across Scotland to stage their own events.  Create18 will distribute £42,000 of funding through grants of up to £1,000 for each event.

Event ideas could include film festivals to gigs, theatre and dance performances to art exhibitions, sports competitions, fashion shows and nature trails. The fund will be administered by Young Scot and decisions will be made by a panel of young people with support from Young Scot and EventScotland.

The Year of Young People 2018 is the next in the series of Scotland’s Themed Years. It aims to inspire Scotland through its young people, celebrating their achievements, valuing their contributions to communities and creating new opportunities for young people to strive for success.  For more information including a full press release – click here

To apply for Create18 funding, visit young.scot/YOYP2018         

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Your Voice Your Choice Kincardine & Mearns is nearing the end of this year’s application phase!

Do you have an idea for a project which will help make a positive difference to health, wellbeing or community links for Inverbervie, Gourdon, Benholm, Johnshaven or St Cyrus?

 

If so, you could apply for up to £10,000 from a total available fund of £30,000. There is still time to submit an application for this year’s funding before the deadline of Friday 26th May.

Application forms are available from:

Aberdeenshire Council, Viewmount, Stonehaven

KDP Office, 42-46 Barclay St, Stonehaven

What’s On Bervie Shop, 75 King St, Inverbervie

You can also download the form from the website: www.ouraberdeenshire.org.uk/Application-Form-South-Mearns-2017

What is this?

This is an exciting initiative where decisions on which projects get funding are made not by politicians or officers but by the people who will benefit the most – the people who live in the Coastal Strip villages of Inverbervie, Gourdon, Benholm, Johnshaven and St Cyrus. ‘Participatory Budgeting’ as this process is known is all about removing barriers and getting communities directly involved in local decision-making – putting the power in the hands of the local community.

Who can apply?

Anyone who has an idea that will benefit people living in the eligible Coastal Strip villages above. This can be any community group (including informal groups), voluntary or non-profit organisations.

Where can I get further information?

If you would like some advice or support with making an application, please get in touch – we have a team of advisors who would be delighted to help.

Email: yourvoiceyourchoiceKandM@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Tel: Aberdeenshire Council Community Planning (01569) 768327

Your Voice Your Choice Kincardine & Mearns

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Community Planning in Kincardine & Mearns and partners have been delighted to hear lots of great ideas for this project to date. Not-for-profit groups in Inverbervie, Gourdon, Benholm, Johnshaven and St Cyrus are invited to bid for up to £10k from a total pot of £30k to improve health, wellbeing and community links. Community members decide which groups receive the funding at ‘The Big Event’ which will be held on 24 June. The deadline for applications is 26 May, so there is just a fortnight left to get your bids in! Plenty of advice and support is available – see the Facebook page for more details https://www.facebook.com/Your-Voice-Your-Choice-Kincardine-Mearns-1682423285392707/ and please Like and Share widely.

Volunteer with us

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Volunteers fulfill a variety of roles within Aberdeenshire Council 

Becoming a volunteer with Aberdeenshire Council is a great way to learn and develop new skills, build confidence and enhance your CV.

There are many opportunities to become a volunteer with Aberdeenshire Council

Want to know more, click on http://jobs.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/volunteer-with-us/

or visit the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Move-More-Aberdeenshire-542472342807239/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel where updates will be posted regularly

Village of the Year

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This summer Penelope Keith and her team of judges will be visiting villages across the UK to determine a winner, with a £10,000 prize for the village up for grabs. If you would like to enter your village go to the website for full details on the show and how to apply http://www.villageoftheyear.co.uk/