HELP with Finance

Alyth Community Council, with the help of SSE’s Drumderg Windfarm, is offering local Groups or Associations financial assistance with micro-grants up to the value of £500. The grants are for community projects that enhance the quality of life in Alyth.

The SSE have laid down some limitations on which types of funding can be awarded but these are not too onerous. Projects outside the Drumderg area or contrary to SSE’s interests aren’t eligible, nor is any project with a political or religious aspect nor which involves firearms or is intended to cover direct energy costs. You can’t apply for projects that have already been completed either, nor for work that should be done by statutory authorities.

For an application form and the full terms and conditions, apply to any member of Alyth Community Council including Iain Donaldson Tel: 01828 632479.

Deadline near for Community Projects Fund Round 3

Hurry – time’s running out to get your bids in for Round 3 of our Community Projects Fund. The deadline is a week on Friday (26 June) so make sure you secure your chance to smile like all these previous recipients of grant money! More details and a link to the application form here: https://www.lovealyth.org.uk/projects/alyth-community-projects-fund/

Coming soon – Alyth Online!

We want to help local groups and businesses get back on their feet as we come slowly out of lockdown. So we’re building a new community website called Alyth Online which we hope will become a hub for showing the world what’s available in and around our town. You’ll be able to list your group or business on the site and include a link to your own website/media channel to help you tell the world about what you have to offer. If you’d like to know more and be among the first to be listed when the site goes live, get in touch via Facebook, or email, or via the “Contact Us” link at top right.

Community Projects Fund now open for new applications

We’ve re-opened our Community Projects Fund for applications for funding up to £2,000 for big ideas that will help to improve life in Alyth. Above are just some of the local groups and projects that we funded in Rounds 1 and 2 last year – could your group or project be joining them this summer?

Find out more and connect to the application fund here.

Read about groups and projects who have already benefitted from the Fund here.

Proud to be part of Alyth’s community response to the pandemic

We’re so proud to be part of a community coming together to tackle a crisis with so much energy, commitment and care for one another. All of us at Alyth Development Trust would like to record our praise and thanks to the Alyth Community Support Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/944562195607741/) and their heroic volunteers for the fantastic work they’re doing in and around the town just now.

More than 20 volunteers are busy every day helping dozens of people across the town with shopping for food and supplies, running errands such as collecting prescriptions, distributing books and games for children, putting people in touch with other sources of help, and much, much more.

We at ADT feel privileged to be able to support the Group and the wider community during the lockdown, especially Ryan, Dot and the other group admins, and KT and the volunteers. We’d also like to add our own thanks for the help provided by Veronica and her Coop team with the foodbank, the Alyth Halls Committee and the Church Committee for providing their premises as bases of operations, Highland Boundary for supplies of hand sanitiser, and all the many others too numerous to mention who’ve done so much for Alyth over the past few weeks. You’re all heroes!

Help for lockdown anxieties

We’re proud to be funding h2 Natural Health in providing a free-of-charge support service to residents of Alyth and district. 

‘Lockdown’ and social distancing means increased loneliness and isolation, creating issues of anxiety, fear, confusion or mild depression. 

A local source of online or telephone support offering simple techniques to improve health and wellbeing at home is more important than ever, and is likely to be easier to access and possibly more responsive than over-burdened public sector providers or even mental health charities. 

h2 Natural Health has been delivering complementary therapy services in Alyth since 2011 – see their website for more details: http://www.h2naturalhealth.co.uk/ – and call the number shown for a free, confidential conversation.