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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

As the countdown to Aberdeenshire Third Sector Week continues we are keen for Third Sector Organisations to engage with this week promoting the value of the Third Sector.
Aberdeenshire Third Sector Strategy Group are delighted to be hosting the first Aberdeenshire Third Sector Week, 16th-20th November 2020.
We are still eager to receive content so if you have any film footage, presentations or other online features we can include during Third Sector Week, we would really like to hear from you by 29th October 2020
You can also get involved using your own social media channels and website to share your organisation's images and stories, using the hashtags below.
For more information and the ATSW promotional Toolkit, please see the attached Guide or contact Jacky Niven at
More information about the event can be found here:
Let's celebrate the great work of the Third Sector across Aberdeenshire!

#ATSW #ATSW2020 #ThirdSectorWeek #ThirdSector #Aberdeenshire"


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. You will find this here 

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 or phone 0808 196 3384


Please follow our Facebook page here to keep up to date with available information and support during this fast moving situation.

KDP is still here to help you any way we are able so please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Please stay safe.

The KDP Team


Grampian Coronavirus (Covid-19) Assistance Hub is a focal point for information and assistance for anyone affected by Coronavirus anywhere in Grampian.

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