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standrewscommunitytrust

Scottish Charity No. SC043010

Monitoring of Awards October 2014
St Andrews Community Trust asks for a monitoring form to be completed for all the awards that it makes.This enables the Trustees to evaluate how well the award has been used and also provides useful information when an organiastion make a further application for funding. The Trustees considered eleven reports at their meeting held on 21 October 2014.
Organisations have made many positive comments about how the award from the St Andrews Community Trust has helped in their projects. Extracts from these comments are given below.

Monitoring of Awards June 2013 - 23/07/2014

St Andrews Community Trust asks for a monitoring form to be completed for all the awards that it makes.This enables the Trustees to evaluate how well the award has been used and also provides useful information when an organiastion make a further application for funding. The Trustees considered five reports at their meeting held on 11th June 2013.
Organisations have made many positive comments about how the award from the St Andrews Community Trust has helped in their projects. Extracts from these comments are given below.

St Andrews United Footbal Club

The club purchased a new Porta-cabin for use as a players treatment room, but is also used by the physiotherapist to be used as a treatment room for members of the community
Due to being let down by the suppliers the cabin was not delivered on the date promised. When it was delivered the football season had already started and  the crane could not go on the park in case it damaged the playing surface. The cabin is at the park and will be placed into position at the end of this season.

St Andrews Table Tennis Club
Although the season is over for playing, thanks to a grant from St. Andrews Community Trust, the Club held a coaching evening on Monday this week. In essence, competitive players were being coached on how to coach from beginners upwards. Under the auspices of Sport Scotland and Table Tennis Scotland, the Scotland Coach, Paul Jackson, spent the night with ten members of the Club. Its official title was an Introduction to Coaching Table Tennis to Level 1 of the UK Coaching Certificate. It was an intensive course that covered the basic techniques of coaching, demonstrating those techniques, how to set up and run practices, what were the basic rules, umpiring singles and doubles and last but not least, knowledge of fun games. Although it was intensive it was a fun night. By playing shots with the bat in the left rather than the other way round (for right handers) it strangely made you think carefully of how you played the shot. The games part was fascinating in the variety of ways games could be introduced, all 33 of them. The main point here was to make the sport fun at the start of learning and wanting the beginner keen to come back for more. Paul Jackson was a patient and excellent coach.

Friends of Craigtoun Park
Limited alternative funding was available so the Friends concentrated on a practical approach to studying the feasibility of rejuvanating the playing areas and facilities at the park.Some facilities have been improved and some restored.The Rio Grande train has been restored to working order and there are a number of boats and pedalos on the lake.The Park will be open for all school holidays, daily in July and August and at weekends until October.

Half Cut Student Film Festival
The festival was the largest student film festival in Scotland attended by over 100 people. It developed good links with Edinburgh Film Festival and others. Ran class on Film Making for 10 school children with help of St Leonards School. Amatuer Film makers benefitted from having their films shown in a professional setting.

St Andrews Girl Guides
It has been a long and lengthy project for the Guides – time scales were greater than was intended as it was hoped to have this completed in the summer of 2012.  However hiccups with architect / plans and confusion over a particular area was eventually cleared up and Fife Council passed the plans, warrant etc with out any further delays at the start of 2013. However the area has been dug out in the last couple of days and building work officially starts on Wednesday 15th May
It was intended a single ramp to enter the building but transpired that would block of access to the bottom of the property without enough space to get by side for camping equipment etc – so it was back to the drawing board to develop a new set of plans for an up and over ramp access.