Kincardineshire Development Partnership (KDP) are thrilled to announce the launch of their Supporting Communities Fund for Kincardine and Mearns. They are making £36,000 available to community groups throughout the area who are currently responding to the COVID19 crisis.
On 18th March, the Scottish Government announced an investment of £350 million to support local communities and households in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. This funding has been established as part of this investment package to provide financial support targeted through community anchor organisations, working in partnership with others in the community and with public services, in co-ordinating local responses to the pandemic.
KDP are delighted to have secured £3,000 for each of the 12 Community Council areas across K&M.
We at KDP have been moved by the community response to the crisis and we are keen we do what we can to ensure this level of support and enthusiasm can continue as this situation rolls on and it is hoped that this fund will help this activity remain sustainable for as long as our communities needs.
The fund will be launched on Wednesday 3rd June 2020 until mid-August or until all funds are allocated. Groups can apply for funds to help support COVID19 related activities.
For further information please contact KDP at
Many of our amazing communities have mobilised support for their local areas. We have collated as much of this information as possible. We have created an interactive map of Kincardine and Mearns. If you click on your area you can access a list of help and support near you. Please note KDP are not able to quality assure the activity offered by the community so please take sensible precautions to protect yourself and vulnerable community members.
Help can also be accessed through the Grampian COVID19 Assistance Hub http://www.gcah.org.uk/ or phone 0808 196 3384
Grampian Coronavirus (Covid-19) Assistance Hub is a focal point for information and assistance for anyone affected by Coronavirus anywhere in Grampian.
Find the services you need or links to information from across the area.
We would be delighted if you could join us for KDP's Annual General Meeting, which will be held on Thursday 31st October at 7pm at the Jubilee Hall, Cookston Road, Portlethen, AB12 4QE.
The evening will include a short film showcasing the type of work that KDP undertakes within the community.
Everyone is welcome to attend and refreshments will be provided.
We are still looking for community group representatives to join our Board of Trustees, as well as Community Council representatives for the areas of Gourdon; Portlethen & District; Royal Burgh of Inverbervie and St Cyrus.
Interested parties are free to contact the KDP office for an informal chat, and to fill out the necessary forms, which can be provided as needed.
Nominations close on 25th October 2019.
Your RSVP would be much appreciated for catering purposes.
Have you a project that needs a small amount of cash? Have you a spokesperson who could give a valuable short speech to anyone attending the night? If so, please come along and the votes made by those attending the night will choose a worthy project to receive this money that night.
When: 17th September 2019
Where: Kinneff Village Hall,
Barras, DD10 0UD
7pm until 9pm
For more information Contact
Kincardineshire Development Partnership
01569 763 246 or email