Methodist Church gets SITA boost

Mothers and toddlers at the Methodist Church's Little Angels play morning
Mothers and toddlers at the Methodist Church's Little Angels play morning

A Peterhead church has received a five-figure funding boost thanks to The Landfill Communities Fund.

Peterhead Methodist Church has been awarded £30,730 from SITA Trust which funds projects across the whole country including the Peterhead area. The money will be used to refurbish the Queen Street church kitchen and lesser hall and replace the hall heating system.

Church property steward, Ian Davidson, told the Buchanie: “The new heating system will considerably reduce our carbon footprint, as the existing system is unreliable and inefficient.

“The upgrade will enhance the premises, benefiting the variety of groups and organisations that use the church facilities, as well as enabling the church to continue developing and expanding its various roles within the community of Peterhead.”

SITA Trust receives its money through the Landfill Communities Fund. Operators of landfill sites collect tax for the Treasury on each ton of rubbish.

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.”