Auchterarder and District Community Trust Update

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ALMOST £66k distributed since May 2018 to organisations supporting local residents.

Sixteen projects have benefitted from money set aside for good causes supporting or involving Auchterarder and District (including Aberuthven and Glendevon) residents in between May 2018 and December 2019.

The awards were made to the Auchterarder Flower Club (photo below), 1st Auchterarder Brownies, Parkdale Comforts Fund, Strathearn JAC (Young Farmers), 1st Auchterarder Rainbows, 2nd Auchterarder Rainbows, Auchterarder Camera Club, Auchterarder Golf Club, Innerpeffray Library (photo below), Samaritans Perth, Auchterarder Community Sport & Recreation (Mountain Bike Trail, Core Paths III and Pavilion),1st Auchterarder Guides, Parents Supporting Parents and Maggie’s Dundee.

The Auchterarder and District Community Trust was set up in 2008 to award money for local developments – including the Auchterarder Community Sport & Recreation and the GWest luxury resort – to groups which provide a benefit to local residents. The group itself doesn’t need to be in this area, provided the people who use the group are Auchterarder & District residents.

Applicants needn’t be registered charities. However, the project they want help in funding must be charitable in its nature. Since it started the Trust has now made awards totalling almost £316k to 83 different projects.

The Trust currently meets to consider grants three times a year – in January, May, and September – the substantial funds held in trust mean there is no maximum or minimum donation, so please get thinking on projects that could benefit local residents!

If you’d like to help the trust stay relevant to the community it supports, why not consider becoming a trustee? Send an email to the trust administrator (contact details below). Please include your name, age, contact details and a brief summary of what you feel you could bring to the trust. Also, any relevant questions you may have.

The trustees are keen to ensure there is a regular succession of serving trustees and also to ensure that the trustees are representative of our whole local community.

Full details of the trust’s guidelines and a copy of the grant application form can be found at www.auchterardertrust.org or at www.facebook.com/auchterardertrust. Alternatively, contact Ms J. Reid, Abbeybank, Abbey Road, Auchterarder, PH3 1DN. Email: mail@auchterardertrust.org

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