REMINDER: COMMUNITY PROJECTS FUND NOW OPEN FOR NEW APPLICATIONS

Do you have a big idea that could help improve life in Alyth? We’ve re-opened our Community Projects Fund (CPF) for applications for funding up to £2,000 and the deadline is 21 March. Find out more and connect to the application form here. Under our agreement with Temporis Ltd, who operate the windfarm just northeast of Alyth, we distribute the community benefit funds they are donating to Alyth, and a big chunk of that is allocated direct to individuals and organisations in our community through the ACPF. Applications are assessed and awarded by an independent Community Panel in accordance with ADT’s aims and objectives. If you have a big idea but need funding to turn it into a reality, don’t delay and get your application in today!

Possible business opportunities from new SSEN sub-station

SSEN Transmission will shortly be beginning construction works on the new 275/400kV Alyth substation project. As part of this project, they are welcoming local businesses to attend an informal Microsoft Teams meeting to engage with their Principal Contractor to exchange details to further discuss outwith this introduction the possible business opportunities for the local supply chain that may be available.

The Meet the Buyer event will be taking place as follows:

9th March 2021

4-6pm

This project has the potential to create local business opportunities in the following fields; accommodation, security, catering, cleaning services, aggregate services, local labour services, road gritting, building and wholesaler merchants and others

Apply now for Community Project Funding!

Do you have a big idea that could help improve life in Alyth?  We’ve re-opened our Community Projects Fund (CPF) for applications for funding up to £2,000 and the deadline is 21 March.  Find out more and connect to the application form here.  Under our agreement with Temporis Ltd, who operate the windfarm just northeast of Alyth, we distribute the community benefit funds they are donating to Alyth, and a big chunk of that is allocated direct to individuals and organisations in our community through the ACPF.  Applications are assessed and awarded by an independent Community Panel in accordance with ADT’s aims and objectives.  If you have a big idea but need funding to turn it into a reality, don’t delay and get your application in today!

Children Aren’t Out of Mind This Christmas

P1 children with their selection boxes

Alyth’s schoolchildren weren’t out of mind this Christmas thanks to a project run by the School Parent Council with funding from our Community Projects Fund.  Alyth Primary had planned a visit by Santa (outdoors and fully covid-compliant), but decided that it would be better for younger children to receive selection boxes provided by the School Parent Council using the ADT grant.  185 selection boxes to the value of £2 per head were wrapped and labelled and delivered to the School.  Additional quantities of 20 and 55 Christmas chocolates and sweets to the value of £1 per head were labelled and provided to Food for Thought and Just4Kidz Nursery.  Nut, dairy and gluten allergies were taken into account.  All the boxes were joyfully received by the School, Food for Thought and Just4Kidz Nursery, bringing joy and a Christmassy feel to the children of Alyth.

P4 children with their selection boxes

Great new contract opportunity to help create Alyth’s future

Community Connector (short-term employment opportunity)

On behalf of our community, we are seeking a local person to assist in the development of a new Community Action Plan (CAP). The CAP helps identify the main priorities for the area and how the community can help influence and achieve positive changes at a local level.

The main duties will include:

– Carry out and write up interviews with local people and groups

– Support community consultation through community views surveys

– Help analyse results of the community views surveys and interviews

– Help gather facts and figures about the community

– Prepare a report outlining the key findings

– Support the delivery of a community event or similar to provide feedback and help identify key community priorities

The hours are not fixed to provide maximum flexibility for the collection of community views. The work will take place over 3-4 months. Rate is £100 per day (up to a maximum of 30 days) as a freelance worker. Training for the post will be provided.

You will be motivated and enthusiastic; at ease talking and listening to people; able to take detailed accurate notes; have good report writing skills; and use of IT including online meetings. Experience of research would be helpful.

Application deadline: 15 February 2021. To apply – Please email your resume to alythdevelopmenttrust@gmail.com. For further information contact: Russell on 07925 648819