Community Projects Fund – grants awarded July 2022

Thrifty One/TOPIC

A £2000 grant from our CPF enabled Thrifty One’s much-liked Pop-In Club, TOPIC, to extend its opening hours from three days a week to four or more days. The grant funded the extra food and drink needed for up to 12 months of extended opening hours. Thrifty One launched TOPIC in November 2021 to help alleviate loneliness and social isolation, particularly amongst the elderly and other vulnerable groups.

Jubilee Park Working Group

A grant of £2000 from our CPF helped the Jubilee Park Working Group to buy and instal new seating including three wheelchair-friendly picnic benches around the new all-weather path that was built earlier in 2022. The new seating will encourage greater use of the Park – the major piece of community open space in Alyth – by all sections of the community.  The project is part of the Group’s overall aim to maximise the Park’s role in making the town a better place to live and work.

Alyth Amateurs Football Club

Alyth Amateurs Football Club are representing the town in style with new home strips funded by a £750 grant from our CPF. The Club bought new strips in 2020, but while the away strip tops are still in good condition the home strips were very tired and the numbers were starting to peel off.  The covid pandemic restricted the Club’s fund-raising leaving them short of money. The new home strips help the team look their best at home games in Division 1 of the Perthshire League.