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.