Community Projects Fund – grants awarded November 2020

Alyth Primary School Parent Council

Alyth’s schoolchildren weren’t out of mind at Christmas 2020 thanks to a project run by the School Parent Council with funding from our Community Projects Fund.  Alyth Primary had planned a visit by Santa (outdoors and fully covid-compliant), but decided that it would be better for younger children to receive selection boxes provided by the School Parent Council using the ADT grant.  Almost 200 selection boxes to the value of £2 per head were wrapped and labelled and delivered to the School.  Additional quantities of 20 and 55 Christmas chocolates and sweets to the value of £1 per head were labelled and provided to Food for Thought and Just4Kidz Nursery.  Nut, dairy and gluten allergies were taken into account.  All the boxes were joyfully received by the School, Food for Thought and Just4Kidz Nursery, bringing joy and a Christmassy feel to the children of Alyth.

Food for Thought

We were delighted to provide funding to Food for Thought (FfT) for a special Christmas initiative in 2020 to lift the spirits of not only the local community but in communities all around.  They packed and delivered hampers full of Christmas treats and the ingredients for Christmas dinner to families and people who had been nominated or who had previously been helped by FfT.  The hampers included both items bought with the funding or donated by local people and businesses, such as boxes of chocolates from the Coop or smelly sets from Davidsons.  

FfT also invited the children of Alyth/ New Alyth to write a letter to Santa which was dropped into our special mailbox.  The ADT grant enabled FfT to arrange a Christmas event on 19 December (fully complying with Covid restrictions) at which each child received a personalised handwritten letter from Santa as well as a Christmas book, selection box and activity bag filled with fun activities to keep them occupied, including a design-your-own snow-globe project.  The event was a great success, and even featured in the Courier.