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Scottish Charity No. SC043010

Monitoring of Awards October 2014 - 25/10/2014

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.

 Albany Park Community Garden

The garden project is expanding and the purchase of the bench has added to people’s enjoyment of the garden. We need more time to encourage people and groups fron across the community to come and enjoy the garden.

Madras College PE Department

The department was able to purchase two sets of goal posts purchased with the award fro the Community Trust and some help from school funds. Now have goal posts to suit all ages and from August 2014 community football teams will benefit.

 St Andrews Botanic Garden Education Trust

The Commonwealth Trail is complete with 12 posts featuring 12 Commonwealth countries. At each post there is a plant from the country and interpretation boards with facts about the country and its native flora and fauna. Children’s activity sheets are included. Also able to use trail for people with learning difficulties.

St Andrews Colts FC

The SFA were originally unable to provide age related goal posts but one set was eventually received and three others ordered and delivered in time for a training week in the school holidays when over 100 boys and girls attended. The goals will allow 40 youngsters to play in organised games on a regular basis.

Byre Writers

Successful workshop with 13 local playwrights receiving tuition on how to construct plays and getting new ideas for plays.

St Andrews Table Tennis Club

The club purchased two new tables and donated the old ones to a local primary school.

St Andrews Friends of Guiding

All main lights replaced with energy efficient tubes to give a much improved standard of lighting.

Conservation Area Seagull Initiative

There are now 70 houses and 26 businesses in the scheme with much progress in residential areas but less so in commercial areas. Nests and eggs removed over a two month period. Several properties have been gull proofed.

Madras College Pipe Band

Tuition classes allowed the band to prepare for events in the school and the wider community. A viable pipe band is being maintained and has played at numerous events.

East Fife & Scooniehill Riding for the Disabled

Initial problems in finding suitable premises have now been overcome and the group is settling in to livery at Denhead. Grant was used to purchase own horses and tack as facilities are rented and club previously hired horses.

St Andrews Sailing Club

All external repairs carried out to produce watertight building. Some delays as builder only worked part time on the project.

There were also reports on two projects that are still in progress and three that are awaiting various permissions and consents before work can commence. These five projects will be reviewed at the next meeting of the Community Trust.