Trust continues to back Arbroath

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What do a skatepark project for youngsters, a swimming camp in Lanzarote and the purchase of a heavy cricket pitch roller have in common?

The answer is that they each received financial help from the William Coull Anderson Trust last year, and the application period for funding is about to open.

The trust was set up in 1966 to support Arbroath organisations involved in enhancing the services and quality of life of the community, and twice a year grants are disbursed.

At the November meeting £3,000 was given to the campaign to help save the CAFE Project, and grants of £1,000 and £2,000 were given to the Arbroath Skatepark Project and Arbroath Friends of Guiding.

Graham McNicol, chairman of the trustees commented: “I and my fellow trustees are well aware of the financial difficulties many organisations are having in the current economic conditions and we are very willing to help cover funding gaps.

“In this way, we can encourage the work of the many volunteers involved in running these organisations and ensure that the organisations continue to give benefit to young people and others.”

Applications for grant support can be obtained from George Dunlop of Thorntons Law LLP, Brothockbank House, or contact 01241 872683.

Applications will be considered by the trustees who normally meet in May and November of each year.