Callander Community Development Trust (Scottish Charity SC034462) is a charitable organisation of volunteers, set up in 2003. Through its membership, it undertakes practical projects for the benefit of Callander community.
These projects have been identified in the 2003 and 2008 Community Action Plans after consultation with the people of Callander by household questionnaires and public meetings about what is wanted to improve our town and the quality of life for us, the residents, as well as for visitors. Many items on the wish list are not provided by statutory bodies or national organisations and therefore a local action group must take the initiative to develop what is feasible with voluntary effort. Hence the Development Trust which works voluntarily for the benefit of the community.
Membership of the Trust is open to everyone in the community by completing the membership form. All donations, of any amount will be gratefully received. No funding comes to the Trust from local or national rates or taxes. Before each project can be taken on, considerable time is spent applying for funds from grant-giving sources.
The Trust is managed by a Board of nine Directors elected at the Annual General Meeting from the membership, and eight Directors representing a cross-section of local interests: young people, churches, heritage, environment, businesses, community council and schools.
The Board meets on the last Friday of every month at the Burgh Chambers in Callander at 10am. The minutes from these meetings can be found here.
Top: The Red Bridge. Photo: Ali Reid