What is a Community Trust?

A Community Trust is an organisation set up by local people to tackle local issues and to improve the quality of life in their community.

These community organisations:

  • are owned and managed by the local community
  • aim to achieve the sustainable regeneration of a community or address a range of economic, social, environmental and cultural issues within a community
  • are independent but seek to work in partnership with other private, public and third sector organisations
  • aim to reduce dependency on grant support by generating income through enterprise and the ownership of assets. All trading surpluses are principally reinvested in the organisation or the community.

A number of local communities now have CTs, including Pittenweem, Tayport and Crail.

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