SCOTTISH HYDRO DRUMDERG COMMUNITY FUND

The fund is provided by the developers of the Drumderg Wind Farm, Scottish and Southern Energy, for the benefit of residents in the geographic areas represented by Community Councils of Alyth and Mount Blair, £80,000 will be available annually.

New Address:

Lindsay Dougan, SSE, 1 Waterloo Street, Glasgow G2 6AY

Please note that there is now only one application form which can be used for all applications between £300 to £10,000. There is also a Micro Grants scheme in operation for applications under £300; applications to the Micro Grants can be made in writing directly to the treasurer of Mount Blair Community Council.

Click on this link more information and to find the grant application forms:

 http://sse.com/beingresponsible/responsiblecommunitymember/localcommunityfunds/drumderg/

Community Profile, Alyth and the glen of Strathardle and Glenshee Perthshire. Click Here.

Micro Grants - Mount Blair Community Council

Mount Blair Community Council is administering micro grants of up to £300. Groups or individuals based in the area, looking to carry out an activity etc which will be of demonstrable benefit to the local community are eligible to apply. Micro grants are available for e.g. purchase of equipment, mini-bus hire, venue hire etc. Grant funding of any request will be subject to the availability of funds, and to the agreement of the Community Council.
In the first instance, a letter should be written to:
Robert Brawn, Treasurer, Mount Blair Community Council
Bridge of Cally Shop, Bridge of Cally, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, PH10 7JG
Briefly out lining the reason for the grant request, the amount requested, who will benefit from the grant funding and how this will be of benefit to the local community and (if appropriate) where the balance of funding is expected to come from.

Alyth & District Show Tents
We have small and medium sized event tents that we purchased with a grant from the Drumderg Community Benefit Fund, out with the period these are used for the Show they are available for use by organisations within the grant catchment area. If anyone wishes to arrange to book and collect the tents please contact Ruth King on 07736 389474.

Applications Deadlines 2017

DeadlinePanel meets
 16th Feb 23rd March
 9th May 22nd June
 8th Aug 21st Sept
 5th Oct 23rd Nov

Application Forms and Guidelines are available from SSE:
website www.sse.com/community/funds  (forms can be downloaded)

 

The advisory Panel are delighted to announce following the latest round of applications to the Drumderg Community Fund; at their meeting on the 24th September 2016 has approved the projects detailed below.

Applicant Project Grant Awarded 
Airlie Street Hall Association.To provide a new dishwasher.£1,400.00
Monut Blair Community Development Trust.To install community libraries in unused phone boxes.£1,789.00
 

 Total =

£3,189.00

 


 

 

The advisory Panel are delighted to announce following the latest round of applications to the Drumderg Community Fund; at their meeting on the 25th June 2016 has approved the project detailed below.

 
Applicant Project Grant Awarded 
Alyth & District 50+ ClubTo fund transportation for social outings£1,510.00

Total =

£1,510.00

The advisory Panel are delighted to announce following the latest round of applications to the Drumderg Community Fund; at their meeting on the 26th March 2016 has approved the projects detailed below.

Applicant Project Grant Awarded 
Keep the Glens FitTowards the cost of running regular keep fit classes.£673.00
Wild Sparks.Towards the provision of a nature-based outdoor play and activity programme for children.£5,970.00
Kirkmichael Session House.Salary costs for the Session House Development Worker for two years.£12,000.00
Mount Blair Community Development Trust.To purchase two community defibrillators.£2,810.00
 

 Total =

£21,453.00

 


The advisory Panel are delighted to announce following the latest round of applications to the Drumderg Community Fund; at their meeting on the 26th November 2015 has approved the projects detailed below.

 

Applicant Project Grant Awarded 
Alyth 45th Perthshire Scout Group. To purchase new equipment and contribute towards trailer towing, training for two Scout Leaders.£2,598.00
Bridge of Cally and District Village Hall.To carry out upgrades to the hall, including connecting a mains water supply, roof repairs, kitchen modernisation, redocoration and resolving a damp issue.£10,000.00
Glenshee Tourist Association. To produce 10,000 copies of the 2016 - 2019 walking and activity guide for Glenshee and Strathardle.£4,081.00
Horsecross Arts.To deliver drama and music workshops in Alyh and Kirkmichael.£3,024.00
Kirkmichael Primary School Parent Council.To run a programme of 16 community film showings between 2015 and 2017.£1,600.00
Mount Blair Community Development Trust.Towards the salary of a part-time development and support officer (DSO) over two years.£9,530.00
Strathardle 30th Beavers.Tp purchase eqiupment for the newly formed Beave group.£997.00
 

 Total =

£31,830.00

 


 

 

The advisory Panel are delighted to announce following the latest round of applications to the Drumderg Community Fund; at their meeting on the 24th September 2015 has approved the projects detailed below.

Applicant Project Grant Awarded 
Disability Snowsports Scotland.To purchase specialist equipment for the new Disability Snowsport Scotland base at Glenshee.£3,545.22
Strathmore Arts Festival.To allow local young people to work with an artist/photographer to create an outdoor light installation as part of the 2015 stART Festival.£2,455.00
Glenshee Tourist Association.To install a webcam at the Spittal of Glenshee snow gates.£860.00
 

 Total =

£6,860.00

 


The advisory Panel are delighted to announce following the latest round of applications to the Drumderg Community Fund; at their meeting on the 25th June 2015 has approved the projects detailed below.

 

Applicant Project Grant Awarded 
Alyth Youth Partnership. Towards the running costs of the existing youth service (2 year grant). £35,890.00
Airlie Street Hall Committee. Towards the installation of a new energy efficient air-to-air heat pump solution. £8,000.00
Kirkmichael Social and Recreational Hall Trust. Towards essential fire safety equipment and electrical upgrades to allow the hall to remain open.£5,350.00
EPACTSTo run the annual ceilidhs for seasonal workers and the commuinty.£500.00
 

 Total =

£49,740.00

The advisory Panel are delighted to announce following the latest round of applications to the Drumderg Community Fund; at their meeting on the 26th March 2015 has approved the projects detailed below.
Applicant Project Grant Awarded 
Alyth Development Trust. To support the salary costs of a project manager and development officer for 18 months.£20,085.00
North East of North.To install WiFi functionality in a disused phone box in Alyth as part of the Alyth Story Box arts initiative.£7,576.00
Alyth and District Pipe Band.To purchase new side drums, harnesses, cases and tuning keys.£5,226.00
Glenshee Tourist Association.To undertake an options appraisal and feasibility study for the restoration of the derelict Spittal of Glenshee Hotel.£5,000.00
BOOKMARK.To run a series of creative writing workshops by a widely published author.£2,830.00
 Keep the Glens fit.Towards the costs of running regular keep fit classes.£1,770.00
 

 Total =

£42,487.00

There were two unsuccessful applications this round; the applicants have been informed and given feedback. A decision on a further application has been deferred to the next panel meeting.

 


The advisory Panel are delighted to announce following the latest round of applications to the Drumderg Community Fund; at their meeting on the 27th November 2014 has approved the projects detailed below.

 

Applicant Project Grant Awarded 
Mount Blair Community Development Trust.To build a network of way-marked paths around the village of Kirkmichael.£10,000
Kirkmichael Session House.To carry out critical repairs to the roof and exterior of the building.£10,000
Alyth Musical Society.To purchase a set of professional spotlights for musical productions.£3,000
Alyth Scouts.To purchase heaters for toilets, projection facilities and new GPS systems.£2,000
Kirkmichael SWRI.To purchase an indoor curling kit for use by the group and the community.£1,098


The advisory Panel are delighted to announce following the latest round of applications to the Drumderg Community Fund; at their meeting on the 27th September 2014 has approved the projects detailed below.

Applicant Project Grant Awarded 
Friends of AlythTo support two of a project to complete the new Guide Hut.£20,000
North East of NorthTo contribute to the first stage of a major new arts and cultural programme based around The Cateran Trail.£10,000

There was one unsuccessful applications this round; the applicant has been informed and given feedback.


The advisory Panel are delighted to announce following the latest round of applications to the Drumderg Community Fund; at their meeting on the 26th June 2014 has approved the projects detailed below.

Applicant Project Grant Awarded 
Alyth Parish Church Scottish Country Dance Group.Tp purchase a new CD with intergrated speaker system and radio mic suitable for a large hall.£980
Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance.To contribute to providing a longterm sustainable charity air ambulance to complement statutory resources across Scotland.£5,000
Total £5,980
There were two unsuccessful applications this round; the applicants have been informed and given feedback.


The advisory Panel are delighted to announce following the latest round of applications to the Drumderg Community Fund; at their meeting on the 27th March 2014 has approved the projects detailed below.

Applicant Project Grant Awarded 
Bridge of Cally HallFunding approved to carry out repairs to prevent further deterioration to the fabric of the hall.£9,898.00
Keep the Glens FitProvision of fitness classes for all ages within the Mount Blair Community Council area.£1,250.00
BOOKMARKFunding for FringeBOOKMARK Festival 2014 to take place in the Glens.£2,100.00
Total £13,248.00

There were one unsuccessful applications this round; the applicants have been informed and given feedback.


The advisory Panel are delighted to announce following the latest round of applications to the Drumderg Community Fund; at their meeting on the 14th November 2013 has approved the projects detailed below.

Applicant Project Grant Awarded 
Strathardle Coffee ToTsTo fundthe group's programme of activities, hall hire for 12 months, and purchase of large toy items.£1,899.00
The Froglife TrustTo contribute to the creation of a habitat pond in Alyth Community Woodland.£1,510.00
Humpty Dumpty Early Years Care (Alyth)To subsidise assisted places and associated staff costs to enable the group to increase their service from two days to three days per wek.£3,740.00
Total £7,149.00

There were two unsuccessful applications this round; the applicants have been informed and given feedback.


The advisory Panel are delighted to announce following the latest round of applications to the Drumderg Community Fund; at their meeting on the 12th September 2013 has approved the projects detailed below.

Applicant Project Grant Awarded 
Alyth 45th Perthshire Scout GroupTo contribute towards installing additional fire extinguishers at the Scout Hall and carrying out guttering work.£5,000.00
Mount Blair Community Development TrustTo contribute towards employing a MBCDT Development and Support Assistant for 12 months.£5,675.00
Alyth Bowling and Tennis ClubTo install new carpet tiles in the club lounge area.£1,603.00
Total £12,278.00

There was one unsuccessful application this round; the applicant has been informed and given feedback.


The advisory Panel are delighted to announce following the latest round of applications to the Drumderg Community Fund; at their meeting on the 13th June 2013 has approved the projects detailed below.

Applicant Project Grant Awarded 
Alyth Hill Users GroupTo contribute to the overall costs of developing a Bike Park at Alyth Community Woodland.£13,394.00
Strathmore Junior Golf ClubTo purchase 12 sets of junior golf clubs to set up a rental scheme for children aged 6-10 years.£1,500.00
Kirkmichael Session HouseSalary costs for the Session House Development Worker.£5,000.00
WisecraftTo contribute to costs for the future development and sustainability of a healthy living project for a period of 12 months.£5,000.00
Total £24,894

There were two unsuccessful applications this round; the applicants have been informed and given feedback.


The advisory Panel are delighted to announce following the latest round of applications to the Drumderg Community Fund; at their meeting on the 14th March 2013 has approved the projects detailed below.  

Applicant Project Grant Awarded 
Alyth and District 50+ club.To subsidise the coach hire for members to attend the summer outings and towards the cost of the Christmas lunch 2013.£3,000.00
Total £3,000.00
There were two unsuccessful applications and one deferred application in this round; the applicants have been informed and will be given feedback.


The advisory Panel are delighted to announce following the latest round of applications to the Drumderg Community Fund; at their meeting on the 15th November 2012 has approved the projects detailed below.

Applicant Project Grant Awarded 
Alyth Youth PartnershipSuport for the group's core programme staffing and administration costs for 2013/14.£20,000.00
Alyth & District Farmers Society.To purchase a good quality First Aid tent and one general use event tent for the Alyth Show.£2,209.00
Alyth Pipe BandTo purchase new sporrans, jackets, waitcoats, Glengarries and ties for the band members.£8,131.20
Keep The Glens FitThe grant is to contribute towards the costs of running the 90 keep fit and 20 yoga classes planned for the coming year.£3,700.00
Alyth Senior Citizens' Lunch and Socialising ClubTo cover costs of expanding one of the exercise classes to weekly sessions, and contribute to the Christmas lunch.£1,100.00
Total £35,140.20

There were two unsuccessful applications in this round; the applicants have been informed and will be given feedback. 


The advisory Panel are delighted to announce following the latest round of applications to the Drumderg Community Fund; at their meeting on the 13th September 2012 has approved the projects detailed below.

Applicant Project Grant Awarded 
Alyth Christmas Lights Association. The grant will allow the Committee and volunteers to replace the cabling and existing lights with eco-friendly low power Christmas lights for the town.£10,000.00
Mount Blair Community Development Trust.The Trust wish to produce a brochure outlining the finings of the community consultation and action plan which they will then distribute to every household in the local community.£1,050.00
Ballintuim Village Hall.The hall Committee plan to utilise the award to resurface the car park and to replace two sinks within the hall.£1,500.00

There were two unsuccessful applications in this round; the applicant have been informed and will be given feedback.


The advisory Panel are delighted to announce following the latest round of applications to the Drumderg Community Fund; at their meeting on the 14th June 2012 has approved the projects detailed below.

Applicant Project Grant Awarded 
Alyth Friends of Guiding.The award will contribbute to the cost of demolishing the existing hall and constructing a new larger guide hall on the existing site. This will create a new faccility which will be used by the guiding and other local groups.£30,000.00
Alyth Golf Club (Disabled User Group).The award will assit with the purchase and maintenance of 2 additional buggies for use by members. This will allow exiting and new members with mobility problems to continue to enjoy the game of golf.£8,500.00
Ballintuim Village Hall.The small award will enable the committee to have much needed maintenance and painting work carried out to the hall.£1,175.00
Blackwater Public Hall.The hall has carried out substantial work over the last few years to improve the facilities on offer in the hall. This award will enable an upgrade to the toilet facilities in the hall. (This will be part funded from the Energy Efficiency Fund £7,000; awarding a total of £30,000.£22,500.00
 Total £62,175.00

There were two unsuccessful applications in this round; the applicant have been informed and will be given feedback.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The advisory Panel are delighted to announce following the latest round of applications to the Drumderg Community Fund; at their meeting on the 15th March 2012 has approved the projects detailed below.

Applicant Project Grant Awarded 
Alyth 45th Perthshire Scout Group.To carry out refurbishment work on the ground floor of the scout hall. This will include insulating the floor, ceiling and walls; upgrading the toilet and kitchen facilities; upgrade to the lighting and alarm system. All of which will bring the hall to a standard to comply with current legislation.£14,200.00
Perth & Kinross Heritage Trust.To contribute towards the cost of a community based archaeological excavation of an early medieval building at Lair, Glenshee.£3,500.00
Alyth Hill Users Group.To contribute to the creation of Alyth Community Woodland this will offer a multi functional sustainable community resource for Alyth residents. This is part of a 5 year programme of work; this phase will support the devlopment of a community orchard, offer training courses for volunteers and develop orienteering mapping, woodland play features and wildflower planting.£9,282.00
Mount Blair Community Development Trust.To undertake a project that will collect, copy, collate and publish a wide collection of material which will provide a social history of the area.£4,750.00
Glenshee Tourist Association.To build on the success of the Glenshee and Mount Blair Heather Festivals held in 2010 and 2011 and work towards making the Heather Festival a long term sustainable event; offering events and activities for local residents and visitors.£1,200.00
 Alyth Community Council.To upgrade the Churchyard to allow local residents and visitors to access it as a heritage site. By providing way markers, signs on the gates and a footpath the area this will make the site more accessible. A historic churchyard leaflet will be produced to sign post and inform visitors.£10,000.00
 Alyth Parish Church Airlie Street Hall.To contribute towards the cost of providing photo-voltaic (solar) panels to Airlie Street Hall. The panels will work as an energy saving system for the hall and will allow the committee to reduce some of their energy bills. This hall is well used by the local community.£5,423.00 
 Alyth Youth Partnership.This is 2nd year award to  assit with project staff ccosts providing leverage for the groupenabling them to secure additional funding form other sources which requir match  funding. The group offer a range of services and activities from their two locations in the town; The Hub and the community wing.£10,000.00
 Total £58,355.00

Scottish Hydro Energy Efficiency Fund.

Scottish Hydro has provided the Advisory Panelwith an additional Energy Effficiency Fund; this is not an open programme but is amied at  supporting energy efficiency measures in the local halls. Applications have been invited from the local halls and the Panel approved the following award;

ApplicantProject Grant Awarded 
Alyth Halls Committee.To fund the cost of fully insulating the Alyth Hall roof. This will bring the hall up to stardard, make it more envionmentally friendly by helping to reduce heating bills. This will enable the hall committee to keep charges for use of the hall at a reasonable level thereby benefiting all local users.£2,200.00
 Total £2,200.00


Scottish Hydro Energy Efficiency Fund.

Scottish Hydro has provided the Advisory Panelwith an additional Energy Effficiency Fund; this is not an open programme but is amied at  supporting energy efficiency measures in the local halls. Applications have been invited from the local halls and the Panel approved the following 4 awards;

Applicant Project Grant Awarded 
Ballintuim Village Hall.  To fund a replacement fire door for the hall. This will improve the appearance of the hall as well as increasing the energy efficiency and reducing fuel bills.£734.00
Bridge of Cally Hall.To allow for the roof to be insulated and to repair old pipe work; this will increase the energy efficiency in the hall and reduce incidents of burst pipes and flooding.£2,850.00
Kirkmichael Session House and Open Learning Centre.To assist with a range of energy efficiency measures including the installation of room thermosatats with timers, a water heating system with timer, improve loft insulation and purchase low energy LED lights for the Session House. These measures will also  reduce the annual running costs of the hall.£1,858.00
Alyth Parish Church Airlie Street Hall.To contribute towards the cost of providing phot-voltaic (solar) panels to Airlie Street Hall. The panels will work as an energy saving system for the hall and will allow the committee to reduce some of their energy bills. This hall is well used by the local community.£15,000.00
 Total £20,442.00

The Advisory Panel are hoping to support future applications from the Alyth Halls Committee on behalf of the Alyth Town Hall and Ogilvie Rooms. 


SCF are delighted to announce following the fourth round of applications to the Drumderg Windfarm Community Benefit Fund the Advisory Panel at their meeting on the 24th November 2011 has approved the projects detailed below.

Applicant Project Grant Awarded 
1st Strathardle Brownies. To assist with the annual running costs of Brownies including the rent of the Kirkmichael Village hall. The group meet in the hall on a weekly basis. This award will assist the group to continue to operate for the next year.£515.00
Kirkmichael Session House and Open Learning Centre.

To contribute towards the salary costs of the Development Worker over a two year period. This will be awarded on an annual basis with each award of £7,265.00. This will enable the Session House to continue to offer a valuable service to the local community.

£14,530.00
Alyth and District Farmers Society.To fund the replacement of the main stage used by the Highland dancers and to provide adequate signage for the show. This is a well supported annual event in the community calender bringing both local people and visitors to the town of Alyth.£4,967.00 
Keep the Glens Fit.To provide a yoga class for local people in te Strathardle area. This will allow the group to offer an additional fitness class which will operate from a local hall on a weekly basis. This will increase the number of fitness sessions being offered by the group to three each week. Offering locally based classes reduce the impact of rural isolation by increasing the range of activities and in turn support the sustainability of local halls.£3,250.00 
Alyth Mother and Toddlers.To allow the Parent and Toddler group to purchase toys and to organise First Aid training for their members. The group meet weekly in the Ogilvie rooms.£1,200.00

 


SCF are delighted to announce following the third round of applications to the Drumderg Windfarm Community Benefit Fund the Advisory Panel at their meeting on the 25th August 2011 has approved the projects detailed below.

 

Applicant Project Grant Awarded 
Humpty Dumpty Early Years CareTo contribute to the set up and running cost for the first year needed to re-establish a playgroup in Alyth town. It is estimated that 22 families will benefit from the new service. £5,842.
Alyth Out of School Care Group.To support the running costs of the service including the mandatory training for all staff. The service currently supports 21 families on a wekly basis.£3,000.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCF are delighted to announce following the second round of applications to the Drumderg Windfarm Community Benefit Fund the Advisory Panel at their meeting on the 10th March 2011 has approved the projects detailed below.

Applicant Project Grant Awarded 
Alyth Hill Users Group.To support the costs of constructing of an all ability path (providing access for all community members including wheelchair users and parents with prams) to Alyth Community Woodland on the lower section of Alyth hill.£5,932.
Alyth Arts Group.To support the costs of tutors fees for 42 weeks of art classes which operate twice weekly (Tuesday and Wednesday) during term time in Alyth Community Wing.£3,780.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCF are delighted to announce following the first round of applications to the Drumderg Windfarm Community Benefit Fund the Advisory Panel at their meeting on the 10th March 2011 has approved the projects detailed below.

Applicant Project Grant Awarded 
Alyth 45th Perthshire Scout Group.The grant will support the cost of installation of a wood burning stove and replacement insulation in the upstairs hall.£24,588
Alyth Youth PartnershipThe grant will support the project staff costs and allow the group to continue their work so that young people will have access to the facilities and programmes on offer.£10,000
Glenshee Tourist Association.To contribute to the organisational costs of 2 events 'Craft in the Glen' and 'Food in the Glen' events which form part of the Glenshee and Mount Blair Heather Festival 2011; which aims to showcase the area to local people and visitors.£2,500
 stART To support the 'Ukes of Hazard' Ukulele group in Alyth by providing a music teather for the next year. £600


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCF are delighted to announce following the last round of applications in 2010 to the Drumderg Windfarm Community Benefit Fund the Advisory Panel at their meeting on the 26th November 2010 has approved the projects detailed below.

Applicant Project Grant Awarded 
Alyth Musical SocietyTo assist with the purchase of a new digital piano which will be used by the musical society during the rehearsals for their annual show.£1,000
Alyth Youth PartnershipTo support the running costs of 'The Hub' this provides a one-stop information point for young people over the age of 15 years in Alyth.£9,741
Strathmore Centre for Youth developmentTo support the costs of the Core Spirits group who will deliver information and advice sessions in primary schools and youth groups in the Alyth and Mount Blair communities.£900


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCF are delighted to announce following the third round of applications in 2010 to the Drumderg Windfarm Community Benefit Fund the Advisory Panel at their meeting on the 26th August 2010 has approved the projects detailed below.

Applicant Project Grant Awarded 
stARTTo support the costs of the biannual stART Festival planned for May 2011. This will be one day event in blairgowrie town centre.£2,000
Keep the Glens FitTo assist with the hall hire for 2 classes currently operating in the Bridge of Cally and Blackwater Halls in the Strathardle area.£2,912
Mount Blair Community Council (applications are made directly to the Community Council).To provide for the Micro grants scheme which will support small awards up to £250.£800


SCF are delighted to announce following the second round of applications in 2010 to the Drumderg Windfarm Community Benefit Fund the Advisory Panel at their meeting on the 10th June 2010 has approved the projects detailed below.

Applicant Project Grant Awarded 
Alyth 45th Perthshire Scout Group.To assist with costs for repairs to the roof of the scout hall and to buy specialist tents for use by the Explorere Scout group.£7,510.00
Alyth Out of School Care Group.To support staff wages and training; this will allow the After School Care Group to continue to offer this valuable service to parents and children.£2,000.00
Kirkmichael Social and Recreational Hall Trust.To contribute to the cost of outline planning permission for a new hall.£2,000.00
Mount Blair Community Council.To provide funds for the micro grants scheme. This scheme is available to small groups in the Monut Blair area and is distributed through the Community Council. * A micro grant scheme is also available in the Alyth Community Council area.£1,000.00
Enterprising Eastern Perthshire Ltd - Growbiz.Growbiz offer services which can mentor and coach people who wish to set up a business or social enterprise. The grant will support their running costs and enable local people in the Alyth and Monut Blair areas to benefit from this service.£16,000.00


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCF are delighted to announce following the first round of applications in 2010 to the Drumderg Windfarm Community Benefit Fund the Advisory Panel at their meeting on the 11th March 2010 has approved the projects detailed below.

Applicant Project Grant Awarded 
Alyth Musical SocietyTo ccontribute towards the cost of producing the annual Alyth show.£1,500.00
Alyth and District Farmers Society.To purchase a trailer and 40 cattle gates for the annual Alyth Show.£5,510.00
Alyth Youth Partnership.To support the post of Youth Work Manager over the next 12 months.£4,230.00
Alyth Environmental Group.To support the establishment of an orchard at Alyth Primary School for use by the school and the wider community.£2,000.00


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCF are delighted to annouce following the forth round of applications to the Drumderg Windfarm Community Benefit Fund the Advisory Panel at their meeting on the 27th August 2009 has approved the projects detailed below.
Applicant Project Grant Awarded 

Alyth Primary School PSA
(Parent Staff Association)

To assist with a new project tthat will work with school children and community members to design and paint a mural on Alyth Primary School.£2,000.00
Alyth Out of school Care GroupTo offer a programme of art and music tasters (for a 6 week period) to the children who attend at the Out of School Club.£500.00
Alyth Youth PartnershipTo develop a new Building Bridges Parent Suport group for all parents in the Alyth area and to continue to support the services on offer to young people through "The Hub" in Airlie Street.£7,059.00
Alyth Arts GroupTo support the Arts Group and to offer tutor supported classes, outings and develop an exhibition.£780.00
Jam in the Den Community Music EventTo contribute to the costs of organising the annual Jam in the Den Music event in Alyth this is open to all residents.£1953.06
Alyth Boys Football ClubTo allow the under 11's team to attend and participate in the Ayr Football Tournament in April 2010.£2,000.00
Alyth Lunch and Socialising ClubTo assist with the costs of the running of the lunch and exercise activites for the benefit of the older residents in Alyth.£820.00
Glenshee Tourist AssociationTo develop the Mount Blair Heather Festival as a walking and cycling festival for the benefit of the local community.£1,500.00


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCF are delighted to annouce following the third round of applications to the Drumderg Windfarm Community Benefit Fund the Advisory Panel at their meeting on the 27th August 2009 has approved the projects detailed below.

Applicant Project Grant Awarded 
stARTTo pay for the ongoing costs for the "Ukes of Hazzard" and the Meigle Ukele Orchestra Group.£1647.00
NCT Strathmore BranchTo buy new equipment and toys. The new equipment will include floor mats, storage boxes and walkers. The branch has a membership of 30 households and the grant will improve their existing work in the community by providing a welcoming environment for parents and children.£864.15


SCF are delighted to annouce following the second round of applications to the Drumderg Windfarm Community Benefit Fund the Advisory Panel at their meeting on the 10th June 2009 has approved the projects detailed below.
In addition to small grants the Advisory Panel has awarded their first large grant of £35,000.00 to Strathardle Trading Communtiy Interest Company. The grant will assist the new Board to secure the local shop, Post Office and fuel outlet services fro the benefit of the Kirkmichael Village and surrounding area.

Applicant Project Grant Awarded 
Strathardel Highland GatheringTo contribute towards the organisational costs of the 2009 Strathardle Highland Gathering.£2,522
Alyth Mother and Toddlers.To assist with the replacement of unsafe toys and buy additional equipment for the children.£387
Kirkmichael Session House and Open Learning Centre.To provide 4 different art and craft workshops in the local community over the next 12 month.£1,196.80
Alyth Youth Partnership.To support the costs of delivering a music project as part of the activities on offer to young people in the town.£6,060.00
Alyth District Pipe Band.To assist with the purchase of new kilts for members of the band.

£6,833.92

 Kirkmichael Sraloch and Glenshee Church.To support the cost of the removal of Cray War Memorial Plaques to a more accessilbe location at Glenshee Church. £4,633.00 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCF are delighted to announce following the first round of applications in 2009 (the 2nd year) to the Drumderg Windfarm Community Benefit Fund the Advisory Panel at their meeting on the 10th March 2009 has approved the projects detailed below. If you are interested in finding out any furtther information on any of the projects supported by the Advisory Panel please contact the organisations directly. The contact are provided below.
Applicant Project Grant Awarded 
Alyth 45th Perthshire
Scout Group.
For further information please contact;
Mr Ron Kirkpatrick, assistant Scout leader, Tel; 01828 633962.
To provide first aid, camping and outdoor equipment to support all of the Scout groups with improved activities and provide shelter for their outdoor pursuits.£2,280.00
Alyth Parish Church.
For further information please contact;
Mr James Lindsay;
email; admin@alythparishchurch.org.
To contribute towards the cost of setting up a work station in the Church which will be available to local people and vistors to undertake research into their family history and view records of historical and local significance to the town.£1,265.00
Gala Day Committee.
For further information please contact;
Mr Ron McGill, Tel; 01828 634114
email; ron@plumtree.myzen.co.uk.
To contribute towards the organisational costs of the Alyth hill race as part of the gala day activities.£230.00
Strathardle Archers.
For further information please contact;
Mr Craig Panton, Tel; 01828 634123.
To contribute towards the costs of replacing animal targets with 3 dimensional targets on the archery field course at Enochdhu.

£2,000.00

Kindrogen Field Centre.
For further information please contact;
Mr Martin Jamieson, Tel; 01250 870150.
To purchase replacement and new field equipment this will be available for use by all visitors to the centre.£1,666.50


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCF are delighted to announce following the fourth round of applications to the Drumderg Windfarm Community Benefit Fund the Advisory Panel at their meeting on the 10th December 2008 has approved the projects detailed below. If you are interested in finding out any further information on any of the projects supported by the Adviory Panel please contact the organisations directly. The contact details are provided below.
Applicant Project Grant Awarded 
Alyth Musical Society. To contribute to the cost of putting on a show for the community.£2,000.00
Alyth BC Carpet BowlersTo provide the opportunity for local people to participate in carpet bowls.£531.00
Alyth Arts Group To promote art activites in and around Alyth and encourage all members of the community to take part in classes.£1,420.00
Mount Blair Scottish Women's Rural Inst.To purchase new tables and clothes to be used at the monthly meetings.

£1,245.00

Blackwater Public Hall To supply and install a backwash filtration system at the point of water entry to the hall complete with torage tank and booster pump and all necessary pipes, fittings and electrical work in the Public Hall.£1,000.00

SCF are delighted to announce following the third round of applications to the Drumderg Windfarm Community Benefit Fund the Advisory Panel at their meeting on the 16th September 2008 has approved the projects detailed below. If you are interested in finding out any further information on any of the projects supported by the Adviory Panel please contact the organisations directly. The contact details are provided below.

Applicant Project Grant Awarded 
Perth & Kinross Association of Voluntary
Services.
For further information please contact;
Helen MacKinnon at Perth & Kinross
Association of Voluntary Services.
Tel: 01738 567076
To provide the costs to establish and run a new monthly support group for carers which will meet in Alyth, Coupar Angus and Blairgowrie.£1,520.00

Army Cadet Forces
Association: Outreach
Young Achiever Project.
For further information please contact;
Major D. Pover at the Drill Hall, Union Street, Blairgowrie.
Tel: 01250 874400

To contribute towards the cost of 'Discovery Day Residential' for Alyth Primary School pupils participating in the outreach young achiever project.£2,000.00

Alyth Halls Committee.
For further information please contact;
Mr James O'Brien c/o Alyth Town Hall.
Tel: 01828 632484.

To provide the costs to replace the existing seating in the Alyth Town Hall.£5,000.00
Alyth and District Alzheimer's Carers Group.
For further information please contact;
FionaRoberts at Alzheimers Scotland Regional Branch.
Tel: 01224 644077

To provide the costs for a Support Worker who will provide direct support to individuals with dementia to allow them to undertake activities in their own communities.

£5,000.00


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCF are delighted to announce following the second round of applications to the Drumderg Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund the Advisory Panel at their meeting on the 16th June 2008 has approved the projects detailed below.
Applicant Project Grant Awarded 
Alyth District Friendship
Club/Association
To fund the hire of the hall, meals and bus outings.£437

Bridge of Cally Carpet Bowling
Club

To purchase new carpets for playing bowls. £1,128

Alyth Lunch and Socialising Club. 

To provide the costs for games and equipment to offer social activities following the lunch club.£400 
Alyth Hill Users Group.

To provide the running costs for the Alyth Hill Users Group.

£400 
Jam in the Den Community Music Event. To provide the costs to hold the annual community music event in the Den of Alyth. £1,500 

Alyth Boys Football Club 

Tp provide the cost for equipment to support the development of a new football club in Alyth. £2,000 

Blackwater Public Hall. 

To provide the costs for the replacement of flooring for the kitchen area. £1,191.20
Alyth Voice. Tp provide the costs for the purchase of a laptop for use by the Alyth Voice Committee. £1,000 
Alyth Youth PartnershipTo provide staffing costs and equipment to develop the Drop-in group for young people of 14 years of age and over. £9,868 
stART.To provide the cost for the bi annual arts festival in Blairgowrie area; this will include activities in Alyth and the Glens. £5,000 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCF are delighted to announce following the first round of applications to the Drumderg Windfarm Community Benefit Fund the Advisory Panel at their meeting on the 18th March 2008 has approved the projects detailed below.

are delighted to announce following the first round of applications to the Drumderg Windfarm Community Benefit Fund the Advisory Panel at their meeting on the 18th March 2008 has approved the projects detailed below.
Applicant Project Grant Awarded 

Alyth Community
Council

 

 To cover the travel and accommodation costs
 of the Northampton Brass Band to perform at
 in Alyth as part of the Gala Day events.
 £2,000

 Alyth Community
 Council

 To purchase a laptop and colour printer. 
 £410 

 Strathmore Golf Club
 Junior Section

To purchase training equipment for the junior
 coaching sessions.

 £2,000 
 Strathardle Coffee
 ToTs

To provide a programme of structured events
 and activities which will include visits and bring
 specialist leaders to the group.

 £1,134
 Alyth Primary School
 PSA (Parent Staff
 Association)
 Towards the cost of replacement hall and stage
 curtains.
 £3,000

 Kirkmichael Session
 House and Open
 Learning Centre

 To cover the cost of computer upgrade,
 presentation equipment and IT support.
 £5,700.58

 Alyth 45th Perthshire
 Scouts

 

 To provide the cost of fees for plans for hall
 insulation and replacement camping
 equipment.
 £2,857.51
 Blackwater Publice Hall To replace old fencing and gate. £3,000

The Scottish Community Foundation is now accepting applications for grants from the Drumderg Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund. Groups and organisations working to benefit people in Alyth, Strathardle and Glenshee in Eastern Perthshire are encouraged to apply.

The fund is provided by Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), which is building the Drumderg Wind Farm north of Blairgowrie. SSE will contribute £64,000 annually to local initiatives through the fund for 25 years.  A further amount linked to the output of the wind farm once it starts generating electricity could take the future total annual contribution up to £100,000.

“SSE has a tradition of supporting communities in which we operate. The fund is designed to support initiatives which will strengthen the community and make a genuine difference to the lives of local people” explained Alan Young, SSE’s Director of Corporate Affairs. “We have appointed grantmaking charity the Scottish Community Foundation to hold and administer the fund. They have a strong track record in this area of work and have awarded over £14 million in grants since 1996.”

Constituted community groups, not-for-profit organisations and charities will be able to apply to the Foundation for grants to support a wide range of projects providing public benefit to people living within the areas served by the two Community Councils of Mount Blair (which covers most of the glens of Strathardle and Glenshee) and Alyth – the two areas bordering the Drumderg site. Applications for grants between £250 and £10,000 can be submitted in advance of four deadlines during 2008: 11th February, 6th May, 28th July and 27th October. Groups wishing to apply for more than £10,000 should contact the Scottish Community Foundation to discuss their project first.

Although the Foundation will receive and process applications for grants, it will work closely with an Advisory Panel made up of community councillors and other local representatives from both the Mount Blair and Alyth areas which will make recommendations about the grants to be awarded, based on the applications received.  The two Community Councils have agreed to work together jointly with the Foundation to ensure the Fund achieves the maximum possible benefit for both areas.

The Chairman of Alyth Community Council, Jim Adam said: “I’m pleased that the Scottish Community Foundation is now in the position to receive applications to the fund, and we look forward to seeing this money being used to support local groups and projects that will enhance our communities.”

Chairman of Mount Blair Community Council, Ian Rimmer, said: “I would encourage any group or organisation that has an idea or needs funding for a project that will benefit people living in the Mount Blair and Alyth areas to submit an application or contact the Scottish Community Foundation for advice and information about the Fund.”

 

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