ADT has helped secure more funding to support the fantastic work of Food for Thought in tackling hardship in Alyth. The project is getting £4,000 from the National Lottery Communities Recovery Fund to help reduce the need for food assistance in Alyth.
Food for Thought has seen a significant increase in demand for its services during the pandemic, and expects this to continue and become more severe when energy prices rise in the spring.
The new money is part of an overall grant of more than £29,000 awarded to a partnership involving ADT along with Blairgowrie & Rattray Development Trust (the lead organisation), Mount Blair Development Trust and Proactive Communities Blairgowrie & Rattray.
As well as providing the funding for Food for Thought and similar projects in the other areas, the partnership will invest in developing new initiatives and joint project work on food poverty, food waste and rural isolation. The four bodies are aiming by next month to identify priorities from the local Action Plans for each area. This will lead to joint action plans to share skills and experience so as to work together more efficiently and effectively on existing projects and on new ideas for collaboration.