Polbeth’s gala celebrations have been given a helping hand by Scotmid Co-operative, after receiving a £150 community grant.
The gala committee have a whole week of fun activities planned for the local community, including a bingo night and fancy dress football, culminating in the main gala day on Saturday 28 June 2014. Scotmid’s donation will be used to buy raffle prizes and cover some of the event costs.
Scotmid’s Membership and Community Officer for the West region, Yvonne Goodfellow, will be a guest judge of the fancy dress competition at the gala day.
Yvonne said: “Scotmid is proud to be at the heart of local communities across Scotland. There’s a great community spirit in Polbeth and we’re very happy to support Polbeth’s gala celebrations again this year.”
Pamela Fordyce from Polbeth Gala Day said: “It’s fantastic to receive this support from Scotmid for our gala day. Scotmid in Polbeth has been a godsend to the local village and we are very grateful for this donation. Our gala brings the whole village together and we’re looking forward to a fantastic week for the local community.”
Scotmid donates around a quarter of a million pounds to local causes through its community grant scheme each year. Applications are encouraged for projects that support children and education, active lifestyles, the environment, health promotion, the elderly, homelessness, Fairtrade, arts and culture, and charity.
Community groups and projects can apply by completing a community grant form from their local Scotmid store or online at www.scotmid.coop. Community groups and projects must meet certain criteria to be considered for funding. The applications are then considered by their Regional Committee before being awarded.