Community Projects Fund – grants awarded April 2022

Alyth Christmas Lights

Alyth can look forward to a really special display of Christmas lights this year, with the help of a grant from ADT’s Community Development Fund. The Alyth Lights Committee will use a grant of £2000 from the ADT Community Project Fund to replace their old stock with brand new lights and other equipment.

Alyth Cycle Group

Look out for another exciting new attraction later this year when the Inaugural Alyth Cycling Festival comes to town on 7 August, with the help of a grant from our Community Projects Fund to the Alyth Cycle Group to organise the Festival, which will be a fun, outdoor celebration in Jubilee Park, promoting active travel and celebrating the new multi-user path. The Cycle Group are working with Alyth Cycles on plans for a range of activities including have-a-go sessions in the Park for those new to cycling, as well as more challenging rides further afield following routes from the Cateran EcoMuseum guide to our area. It’s planned that adapted bikes promoting inclusive cycling for all will be available from the Bells Sports Centre and from Cycling Without Age in Falkirk. There will also be a pump track for the children, and Dr Bike will be on hand to deliver bike maintenance sessions for free.

Alyth Ladies Wellbeing Group

Alyth Ladies Wellbeing Group are set to continue their great work supporting the mental health of women in Alyth and the surrounding area thanks to a grant from ADT’s Community Projects Fund.  The grant of £2000 will go towards running expenses – hire of premises and cost of materials, equipment and tuition for activities such as arts and crafts, fitness, yoga and educational materials for discussions on mental health and wellbeing.  

Alyth Market

The famous Alyth Market returned to the Market Square in July with help from a Community Projects Fund grant from ADT. The funding provided hi-vis jackets featuring the Love Alyth logo for stewards and marshals on the day, plus circus-style entertainers and performers, a face painter and giant bubbles, marketing and advertising costs, and the services of Dr Bike and admin expenses.

Strathmore Golf Club Junior Section

Youngsters in and around Alyth who are keen to try golf but who might have been put off by the costs involved are being offered a unique opportunity to try their hand, thanks to a grant from our Community Projects Fund. Strathmore Golf Club’s Junior Section are using the grant to fund 10 Start-Up Scholarships designed to remove all financial barriers for local youngsters (male and female) to be able to access a club membership, borrow equipment to participate in the sport and have appropriate footwear to be able to play.