AYP in line to share store’s bag tax cash
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