Community Projects Fund – grants awarded June 2020

Alyth Youth Partnership

We gave AYP a £2,000 grant to purchase summer sports equipment to encourage outdoor exercise, plus new computers to help kids with their school assignments and also, for the older ones, create CVs, write letters and apply for jobs AYP purchased activity packs, with items such as footballs, hula hoops, frisbees, kites as well as rainy day indoor activities. In addition they bought two laptops to be used by young people in accessing online learning, communicating with school, completing work and submitting assignments.

Elder Voice

Our £2,000 grant to the Elder Voice charity is helping older people in Alyth to get enhanced local support. Elder Voice are setting up a dedicated Alyth project to connect older people to services to match their needs. It’s designed to give them better access to lunch clubs, friendship clubs, and opportunities to socialise and also to contribute to their independence and help them maintain happy healthy lives in their own homes for as long as possible. Volunteer befriending, shopping services and community transport are just some of the services Elder Voice can provide. The ADT grant will help Elder Voice to raise awareness throughout the town by printing leaflets, advertising for volunteers and training them in health and safety, moving and handling infirm or frail individuals.

Thrifty One

Thrifty One have received a £2,000 grant to help them buy two e-bikes for the use of Alyth residents. Working with Alyth Cycles who will provide the bikes and service them, Thrifty One will make the bikes available free of charge for up to a full day per customer. The aim is to make it easy to try out cycling as an alternative means of transport, and to encourage both new-comers and returnees to cycling as well as encouraging exploration of Alyth and its surrounding area, either on their own or as part of one of the local cycling groups.