AYP in line to share store’s bag tax cash

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An Alyth char­ity has been short­listed for a fund­ing boost.

Alyth Youth Part­ner­ship is one of three char­i­ties nom­i­nated for Scot­mid’s Com­mu­nity Con­nect ini­tia­tive, which could see it awarded up to £15,000.

The fund­ing pro­ject uses the cash gen­er­ated from the sale of 5p plas­tic car­rier bags in shops.

AYP pro­vides clubs and ac­tiv­i­ties for young peo­ple aged from nine to 25. It would use the money to set up an arts pro­ject en­cour­ag­ing young peo­ple to look at their com­mu­nity through music, photography, spo­ken word, dance and art.

AYP man­ager Ge­orge An­nan said:“We’re ab­so­lutely de­lighted to be short­listed for Com­mu­nity Con­nect. It pro­vides us with a great op­por­tu­nity to en­gage with even more young peo­ple through ex­cit­ing projects.

“We want young peo­ple to take a pride in Alyth and we want to use the fund­ing to show­case lo­cal tal­ent that will leave a last­ing im­pres­sion through a grow­ing arts fes­ti­val.”

Ge­orge added:“One of the pieces of art we want to cre­ate is a bronze statue that will for­ever be in Alyth, stand­ing the test of time and show­ing the pos­i­tive con­tri­bu­tion that Alyth Youth Part­ner­ship can make.”

Other or­gan­i­sa­tions vy­ing for the fund­ing are High­land Cy­cle Abil­ity Cen­tre in In­ver­ness and Pos­i­tive Steps in Dundee.

The awards of £15,000, £7500 and £2500 will be handed out at Scot­mid’s AGM on May 1.

Wee stars Play­ing their part

An­gelic Young­sters on stage

Hope­ful Young­sters from AYP

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