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The Hillhead of Auquhirie Windfarm Community Fund opens for applications on 1 April 2021.  

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

Fern Community Fund, the energy company who maintains the Hillhead of Auquhirie Wind Farm fund, sees £12,523 per year available to support local community projects during the 25-year lifetime of the wind farm. 

The fund is open for applications from 1 April 2021 until 30 June 2021.  A panel made up of representatives from the community council areas along with a representative from Kincardineshire Development Partnership (KDP) will then meet to consider applications.

Since March 2020 our local communities have been providing vital support for the vulnerable, isolated and those in need. The response has been incredible, from the initial "all hands to the pumps" to the continued and ongoing support that community groups of volunteers have maintained throughout the remainder of 2020.

As 2021 has seen us experiencing tighter restrictions once again we wanted to remind you of the amazing work and support still being provided for your communities.

We have updated the interactive map to ensure easy access to help and support provided in your local area.

You can access the updated Map here

After a significant delay, the St John’s Hill Wind Farm Community Fund will open for applications on 1 January 2021.  As there was no allocation of grants in 2020, the 2021 fund will include the Community Fund monies for 2020 and 2021.  Applications can be made from not-for-profit groups and organisations based in the following Community Council areas:      

  • Arbuthnott
  • Catterline, Kinneff & Dunnottar

The energy company, Quintas Energy, has established a community fund which will see £12,950 (index-linked) available to support local community projects every year during the lifetime of the St John’s Hill Wind Farm. The fund is administered by Kincardineshire Development Partnership (KDP) and managed by a Decision-Making Panel made up of representatives from the local Community Councils.

The fund is open for applications from 1 January 2021 to 31 March 2021.  The Decision-Making Panel, along with a representative from Kincardineshire Development Partnership (KDP), will then meet to consider applications.

The Hillhead of Auquhirie Wind Farm Community Fund opens for applications on 1 December 2020.  This fund has been delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic but will return to the normal schedule in 2021.

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

Fern Community Fund, the energy company who maintains the Hillhead of Auquhirie Wind Farm fund, sees £12,523 per year available to support local community projects during the 25-year lifetime of the wind farm. 

The fund is open for applications from 1 December 2020 until 28 February 2021.  A panel made up of representatives from the community council areas along with a representative from Kincardineshire Development Partnership (KDP) will then meet to consider applications.

 

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Aberdeenshire Third Sector Week

Wednesday 18/11

Aberdeenshire Third Sector Week: Mental Health, Health & Wellbeing and Men’s Sheds

Good health is about the mind as well as the body - feeling physically fit, and feeling good about ourselves, means that we can go and achieve more of the things we want to do in life.  Today we hear from various Mental Health and Wellbeing service providers and how they have assisted those in the community, particularly during the pandemic. 

You can also view the third of our five Grow Your Group presentations: Evidencing Need.

For today’s full programme including films from Stonehaven, Inverurie and Aberchirder Men’s Sheds and how they support vulnerable or lonely men within their communities,

Mental Health

Pillar Kincardine

Pillar Kincardine is a small voluntary organisation based in Stonehaven, Scotland, supporting people in and around Kincardine and the Mearns who are coping with serious emotional, social or mental health difficulties. Due to COVID19 their service has had to adapt and is a little different from the time this film was made but they continue to provide essential support at a time their service is #nevermoreneeded

https://youtu.be/iwpbfkPVbmE

Buchan Community Farm

Countrymen UK - Getting back to being you

A great video by CountrymenUK which really explains the service and the difference it makes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXIWUasY_mU&feature=youtu.be

SSAFA

The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association has provided support for our Armed Forces since 1885: one of their local volunteers, Duncan Leece, explains what they do and how they work in partnership with public agencies.

https://youtu.be/ft3ySBRLL1M

 

Men’s Sheds

Stonehaven and District

This presentation gives a detailed account of the journey of Stonehaven & District Men’s Shed, how they are dealing with the pandemic and the socio-economic value of Men’s Sheds.

https://youtu.be/gVaQaNxtr2w

When the hard work and tenacity pays off.

https://thebellman.co.uk/2020/11/10/age-scotland-presents-stonehaven-and-district-mens-shed-with-member-group-of-the-year-national-award/

Aberchirder

The Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire introduces Banffshire’s Response to Covid19. Here the Lord Lieutenant brings us Aberchirder Men’s Shed.

https://youtu.be/Eu-I4usSknY

Inverurie & District

Another great Men’s Shed story

https://youtu.be/k69jhPC5zcY

 

Health and Wellbeing

Garioch Community Kitchen

Garioch Community Kitchen promotes and raises awareness of healthy eating messages through practical hands-on cookery sessions.

https://youtu.be/4btXzVnZln8

CLAN

CLAN support anyone affected by cancer

  • Telephone Support
  • In-person emotional support
  • Professional Counselling
  • Online support groups
  • Dedicated Children and Family Service

Visit www.clanhouse.org for more information.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLU4ZzIv2nYPznBm5nzk2k9ZJJX_15aLya

 

COVID Response Stories   

Keith

The Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire introduces Banffshire’s Response to Covid19. Here the Lord Lieutenant brings us our neighbours in Moray, Keith COVID19 Group

https://youtu.be/vrvsFg0tmO8

Tarves

Care in Tarves Community initiated by Tarves Kirk liaising with Tarves School have been helping the local community through this difficult time.

https://youtu.be/CYaNlyhwzcI

Afternoon Tea

The Bellman is a local online newspaper which recently earned charitable status. They bring us local stories including this one telling of a great initiative in Kincardine and Mearns inspired by the work of Banffshire Partnership Ltd in the North of Aberdeenshire.

https://thebellman.co.uk/2020/09/01/afternoon-tea-treat/

 

Grow Your Group Evidencing Need

The Third of Five short presentations developed to help TSOs to prepare a strong case for support and make better funding applications.

https://youtu.be/siOHRwbJ5sU

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