Published date : 13 Jun 2019

Jenny Gilruth, the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Mid Fife and Glenrothes has today (Thursday) welcomed the huge funding boost given to Auchmuty and Dovecot Tenants and Residents Association (ADTRA) by the National Lottery Community Fund Scotland. The funding award of £111,682 will allow the group to increase the opening hours of the community flat in Auchmuty, Glenrothes from the current five-days a week to seven days which will benefit 1,500 local people and involve 50 volunteers.  Some of the services provided will include advice and support on tenancy issues, signposting to relevant agencies, and a weekend foodbank.

Jenny Gilruth MSP commented:

“I warmly welcome this huge lottery funding award to Auchmuty and Dovecot Tenants and Residents Association, an organisation which already provides vital support to the local community. I am very familiar with the work that they do to help so many people in Glenrothes and I believe the success of this application is a reflection of the work done by the team.

“I am pleased to see that the community flat on Alexander Road will be opening seven days a week and that the dedicated team there will be expanding on their excellent work, providing friendly and familiar faces and assisting with tenancy issues as well as signposting people toward the agency best placed to help them. The weekend foodbank is a sad necessity as many people who are working during the week still need to rely on foodbanks, either on a short term basis until they are paid for the first time or because they are in a poorly paid job. 

“This is a fitting continuation of the work started by the late and much missed Davie Nelson who was instrumental in starting the Community Flat project and I am sure that the ADTRA team will continue to do Auchmuty and Glenrothes proud going forward.”   

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife), CHARITIES
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