Public vote to help Kirrie allotment scheme

Kirriemuir Community Allotment Assocation is hoping to transform a derelict site into working allotments.
Kirriemuir Community Allotment Assocation is hoping to transform a derelict site into working allotments.

The Kirriemuir Community Allotment Association will make a bid this week for almost £12,000 in funding to help realise its plans.

It will feature on short film on the STV news on Friday, one of five being shown this week.

The Big Lottery Fund, ITV and The National Lottery have teamed up to give the public the chance to decide how £3 million of Big Lottery funding will make a difference in their local area.

The five projects have been shortlisted in STV North to take part in a competition where the three with the most public votes will receive grants of up to £50,000.

The Big Lottery Fund wanted to celebrate some of the incredible projects it has funded and has worked with ITV to shortlist 95 projects across the UK. Projects in each region will compete for lottery funding to develop their work even further to improve the lives of people in their communities.

STV North regional evening news is featuring the projects at 6pm every night this week.

The allotment association’s ‘Up the Right Dreel’ project will be featured and, if successful, it will receive £11,924 to develop a previously derelict allotment site into a sustainable community growing space to promote healthy living and eating in the community.

The proposed site is in a central position and ready to be developed and association members range from nursery children to people in their 80s. The group has also received interest from various other community groups including veterans groups and dementia groups who would like to use the space for therapeutic purposes.

Voting is now open at thepeoplesprojects.org.uk