Community Projects Fund – grants awarded August 2021

Abertay Hill Users’ Group – The Orchard Group

£2000 to help fund new signage and equipment to encourage more visitors to the Community Orchard on Alyth Hill. New signs and labels on trees will explain how the Orchard operates as a community resource and a wildlife haven, especially for pollinating bees. This is part of a £10,000 project to build a structure for events/education, a composting toilet, a shed, more tools and a wild meadow. AHUG hopes that with improved signage and advertising, a new path through the orchard and an extra gate, more people will be encouraged to visit. The signage will inform the public of the best time to pick which trees, so no fruit will be wasted due to early picking. The wildflower meadow and the natural beehive (funded by Thrifty One) will encourage bees to help with pollination.

Alyth Amateur Football Club

£1500 to help buy and instal a defibrillator in the Diamond Jubilee Park for use as required by the Club, visiting teams, park users and the local community in general. The Club had already raised £1600 through their own efforts, and the ADT grant matches that to provide the total needed for the project. This new defibrillator will provide additional life-saving equipment within Alyth (ADT funded a defibrillator for the town’s Market Square a few years ago. Defibrillators have recently demonstrated their worth in local sports clubs, having saved the life of a young rugby player within another local sports club.

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