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Scottish Charity No. SC043010

Summary of Monitoring Forms at Meeting on 7 February 2017 - 31/07/2017

The Trustees require successful applicants to complete a Monitoring Form on completion of the funded project to ensure that funds are used for the pourposes that they were awarded.
A summary of the Monitoring Forms reviewed at the meeting on 7th February 2017 is given below
a)St Andrews Girl Guides

First plumber/heating engineer who agreed to take the job did nothing so obtained three more estimates in September. Job was completed in December with installation of seven new radiators. Excellent job with good results and a better heating regime within the hall.


b)Cosmos Community Centre

All recommended improvements have been made with exposed panelling to be painted, removed or covered to meet Fire Officer’s requirements.

The installation of all required units was completed without any problems. Several staff have been trained in the use of the fire equipment.

The 1500+ Centre users benefit from a secure fire system.

We are grateful for your assistance.


c) St Andrews Air Training Corp

IT was purchased and installed in our main classroom replacing outdated projector which was no longer functioning. This allowed us to provide a more professional and efficient learning environment which allowed the air cadets to achieve their goals within the organisation. The cadets benefitted and it solved our problem of delivering academic classes


d) St Andrews Arts Club

Replaced old tube lighting with energy efficient units.

Lighting in back rooms is now good enough to hold classes and exhibitions. New lighting has been a help to members who have impaired sight.

Members of the Community Trust are welcome to pop in and see for themselves. Thank you for your support.


e) St Andrews Colts FC

Kitted out one team with strips, training tops and jackets.

Everything went well with 22 children benefitting from getting brand new kit.


f) St Andrews Preservation Society

Lead students accompanied by tutor Andrews Kidd have commenced work on the project. 

A photographic time line is being created by the students, copies will be forwarded once complete. 

Work not yet completed but results so far are very good. Completion is planned for Easter to coincide with the Museum's re opening. 

The opening of the sensory garden will be the focus of the Preservation Trust's 80th celebration, we propose to engage the local press in producing and article, the support of the St Andrews Community Trust will be suitably acknowledged and an invitation to attend the event will be forthcoming. 


g) Impact St Andrews

Run a weekly inter-church youth group every Sunday for S2 and above. Also run week long summer holiday club for primary school children.

Sunday evening group attracts upto 30 youngsters from all backgrounds.

The summer week was also successful with many adult volunteers as helpers.

Upto 75 children of all ages have benefitted from the groups.


h) Seonaid McAinish

The layout is almost complete with many rarely seen photographs.
The book is near completion and due to be published at the end of March. 

This project was always to be self published, I am financing the remaining costs, approximately £15,000. This was never intended to be profit making rather it was something I felt should be done. If I get some money back it will be a bonus.
I would like to thank the Trust for the funding which gave me the belief that it could be possible and is very much appreciated. 


i) St Andrews Bowling Club

Buggie has been purchased and was highlighted in local press.

The buggie has not been used but affords the club the facility of allowing less able players the opportunity to enjoy the game.

The club would like to thank the St Andrews Community Trust for their support.


j) Strathkinness Primary School

We used the money to create a network within the school buildings.
We bought a bank of wireless enabled netbooks and tablets and secure storage cart that also acts to charge each machine.
The netbooks are used within the school, as part of our outdoor learning experiences and to facilitate several different project types that will be applicable to all learners throughout the school. 

All the pupils and teachers are benefiting.


k) St Andrews in Bloom

Replaced old wooden barrels at harbour. Purchased new barrier baskets for harbour area. Purchased additional brackets for hanging baskets in North St. Purchased two new planters for Eastern entrance (moved two from Westport and put new ones at Westport as they matched previous ones). Replaced festive lights on trellises in galvanised planters in town centre. Added more hanging baskets at Market Square with the cooperation of BID and the Links Trust 

The town, as this was one of our best years and we won gold medals in both Beautiful Fife and Beautiful Scotland competitions 


l) Mens Shed Containers


Before progressing with the plan to install the containers at Kinburn Park, the Men’s Shed was approached by the Botanics and asked if we wanted to be part of the new Community Hub being established on the old NE Fife Council depot site at the back of the Botanics. After careful consideration we decided to relocate to this site as there was more opportunity to build a descent sized workshop, share other facilities and be a part of a Community Hub. 

As suspected planning permission was required and that has been applied for and the decision was due on 1 Feb. FC planning has said it will be this week and no objections were received and the planning officer has no issues with the plans. However, we have designed the container workshop with the provider, but will not place the order (and pay) until we see the planning permission. 


m) City of St Andrews Pipe Band


TUITION  - we spend about £6000 pa on tuition.   We are delighted to report that our 3 tutors - one for each of our Tenor/Bass Drum, Snare Drum, chanter/bagpipes sections – have continued with the Band this season.  Their input is invaluable and is a much-needed support also for the volunteer band members who teach the learners.

EQUIPMENT/UNIFORM - we have high costs in this area on year.   The support from the Trust is enabling us to keep refreshing various items.

The Trust’s support is enabling us to keep going as an active, performing Band.   Indeed, our busy programme for 2017 is shaping up