|Posted by abernethyparkproject on December 18, 2013 at 3:55 PM|
It's been public knowledge for a while, but here's a copy of SITA Trust's official press release...
18 December 2013
Funding Boost for Perth & Kinross Council (in partnership with Abernethy Environmental Association)
Perth & Kinross Council (in partnership with Abernethy Environmental Association) is today celebrating the news that it has received a £51,914.04 funding boost from SITA Trust for their project "Powrie Park Redevelopment ".
Phase 1 of the project is currently in progress - the refurbishment of the children's playground within Powrie Park at a total cost of c£50k. This has been funded by PKC budget and by income from grants and trusts, donations from local businesses and funds raised by AEA through community fundraising events. This funding application relates to phase 2 of the Powrie Park Redevelopment Project. In response to community demand, the plan is to install a zip slide and trim trail; upgrade the footpaths; improve access to the pavilion; build a car park; establish a sensory garden and purchase benches.
Joyce Adams of Abernethy Environmental Association, the community group behind the parks redevelopment, said, "The whole village is delighted to have secured the funding for these much wanted improvements. They will give people of all ages more reasons to enjoy spending time outdoors being active or just enjoying the greenspace, without having to travel."
Marek Gordon CEO and Chairman of SITA Trust added “We are delighted to have been able to support this project through the Landfill Communities Fund. This important source of funding has been available since 1997 and has provided such worthy projects with more than £1.2 billion.”
SITA Trust provides funding through the Landfill Communities Fund. Funding is available for projects that enhance communities and enrich nature.
Notes to the editor
Abernethy Environmental Association
Abernethy Environmental Association (AEA) is a community and voluntary organisation established in 1999 for the purpose of improving Abernethy's natural environment. Previous AEA projects include upgrading Nurse Peattie's Garden and establishing the Rough Glen path network. Since November 2011 we have been focused on improving Abernethy's two main parks, Williamson Park and Powrie Park. For more information or to make a donation, visit abernethyparksproject.webs.com
For information on how to apply for funding from SITA Trust call (01454) 262910 or visit www.sitatrust.org.uk
SITA Trust is an independent funding body set up in 1997 to provide funding through the Landfill Communities Fund. To date SITA Trust has supported more than 3,500 projects to a combined value of over £99 million.
Enhancing Communities - SITA Trust funding enhances communities in England, Scotland and Wales by supporting community driven projects to improve vital public recreation facilities such as village halls, community centres, sport, heritage, green spaces and play areas.
Enriching Nature - SITA Trust funding enriches nature by supporting biodiversity conservation projects in England and Wales
Landfill Tax and the Landfill Communities Fund
SITA Trust receives its funding through HM Government’s Landfill Communities Fund. Funding is donated by SITA UK, one of the nation’s leading recycling and resource management companies.
Any rubbish that is thrown away and cannot be reused ends up in a landfill site. Operators of landfill sites collect tax on each tonne of landfill for HM Treasury. The purpose of this tax is to make it more expensive to put waste into landfill, in turn encouraging us to reduce our waste and recycle more.
A small proportion of this tax can be used to support a wide range of environmental projects near landfill sites, through the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF). Through the LCF over £1 billion has been invested in UK projects. SITA Trust is part of the LCF, which is regulated on behalf of HM Government’s Revenue & Customs by ENTRUST. For further information, please visit www.entrust.org.uk.
For media enquiries about SITA Trust please contact our team on 01454 262910 or email [email protected]