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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.

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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

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KDP are delighted to announce the launch of our first edition of Kincardine & Mearns Annual News. This is a celebration of the work of our communities across the area helping to make Kincardine and Mearns a great place to live and work! Many thanks to all the groups and organisations who contributed to the booklet and because of you it makes an interesting and inspiring read. We will be distributing copies of the booklet throughout K&M but if you are able to take some copies to hand out to your networks and communities please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at and we will get copies to you. An online version of the booklet is available below.

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Did you know there is a Third Sector Strategy Group for Aberdeenshire?

KDP Chair the TSSG on behalf of the Aberdeenshire Rural Partnership Federation. The TSSG is a gateway between the Third Sector and the Local Authority with the aim of ensuring that the Third Sector form part of the discussion at the start of the development of policies which affect the Third Sector and Communities rather than merely being the consultee at the end of the process. This way there is more opportunity to co-produce these ideas. Currently, the group is a partnership between Aberdeenshire Council, The Third Sector Interface ( Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action) and the Aberdeenshire Rural Partnership Federation which has representation from all six Rural Partnerships. The group has recently produced their Strategy Document for the next three years. A copy of this can be downloaded below. For more information about Aberdeenshire's Third Sector Strategy Group please contact Jacky Niven at

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Could Your Group Use £300?

Our Next Community Cash Event coming to a community near you!

Kincardineshire Development Partnership have been offering local community groups the chance of up to £300 micro grant to support their group or project since 2016. With a difference… The community decides which group or project will receive the grant.

There have been many events held across Kincardine and Mearns where local community groups are invited to come along to give a five-minute talk about their goals, what they are trying to achieve and why they need to the grant to further their idea or project. One grant is awarded to the group voted for by the guests of the evening who are members of the local community.

This exercise in real-time democracy has been a great opportunity for groups to raise an on the spot funds to support their group and the local community. In addition, it has proven to be an excellent way for groups and individual to learn about and make links with their communities, which has been a particular positive outcome of these events.

If your group or organisation could use £300 look out for news of our next event here or in our weekly Bulletin.

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