Gamers in Alyth will be able to continue enjoying their weekly get-togethers thank to a grant from ADT’s Community Projects Fund.
The grant of £2,000 will help to cover Game Square’s venue costs and keep it free for young people, and affordable and accessible for adults. Some 25-30 people attend Game Square sessions every week, but the Club was face with rising costs for suitable premises. Increasing membership fees would hit the younger members, vulnerable adults and those from low-income households for whom the club provides a welcome and much-needed weekly social outlet in a safe space.
The funding will allow Game Square to continue to run for another 12-18 months while they look for a viable long-term venue in Alyth for meetings. At present, not only are venue costs going up, the Club cannot always be certain which venue will be available from week to week. The club has already reduced its operating hours from four hours per session to three hours to help control costs.
Game Square in an all-ages gaming club running every Thursday in Alyth, helping to combat social isolation by providing a safe space for social gaming. They cover all types of gaming including: roleplay, board games, war games, card games and video games. See their Facebook page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/GameSquareAlyth.
ADT’s Community Projects Fund distributes the community benefit funds provided for Alyth by the operators of the Tullymurdoch Windfarm, some five miles north of the town. Applications to the fund are judged by an independent panel of volunteers drawn from across the community. Apply at https://lovealyth.org.uk/projects/alyth-community-projects-fund/