Fife Development Trusts Support Project
What is a development trust?
Development trusts come in all shapes and sizes and run in all types of communities – from small villages to inner city areas.
Development trusts operate in rural, semi-rural and urban areas. They play an important role in regeneration programmes.
They create community wealth. They make money through some of their projects and activities. - by selling goods or services or by obtaining community assets (property, land or equipment) and using these to generate income. The profits made are used to help meet the costs of other projects and activities. Development trusts aim move from grant-dependency to financial self-sufficiency.
Lastly, development trusts are independent organisations, but committed to partnership working. They work closely with a wide range of community, public, private and voluntary organisations to achieve their goals.
- Fife Council
- Development Trust Association Scotland