Here to help you help our community!
Our new Alyth Community Projects Fund (ACPF) is now open for the first round of applications. Alyth Development Trust (ADT) has an agreement with Tullymurdoch Ltd, who operate the new windfarm just northeast of Alyth, to distribute the community benefit funds they are donating to the community of Alyth. We’re allocating 35% of the money each year to individuals and organisations in our community through the ACPF.
We expect to receive the first payments from the windfarm in the summer of 2019, so we’re inviting applications from local groups and individuals now so as to be ready to start distributing the money as soon as we get it. We’re looking to make grants of up to £2,000 to support community projects. Do you have a Big Idea that could help develop, support and sustain activities that:
- Improve the quality of life for all in the community?
- Support local business and enterprise in projects that generate community benefit in the town?
- Make Alyth more environmentally friendly and sustainable?
Our strategic goals are to create a vibrant and economically sustainable town, accessible to all and with a strong sense of inclusiveness and community cohesion. We want to help Alyth capitalise on its assets and heritage, to meet the needs of the community in the future.
We have set up a Panel charged with distributing the community projects funds in accordance with the ADT aims and objectives. The Panel will consider:
- How your project helps deliver the ADT outcomes;
- The target audience for the project;
- The need for the project;
- The difference you propose to make;
- The capacity of your organisation to deliver the project, and
- Value for money.
You can download an application form here or alternatively you can obtain application forms from Alyth Library.
The deadline for this first round of funding applications is 31 May 2019, and you should submit your completed form to Alyth Development Trust Ltd, Fernbank House, Bamff Road, Alyth, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland, PH11 8DT.
All applications received will be considered by the Community Panel by the end of June. Applicants will be notified on the outcome of the Panel’s decision during July and grants will be paid to successful applicants from beginning of August 2019.