Weʼve raised £1,040 to to ensure the survival/resilience of the Strathdon Community Development Trust
- Funded on Friday, 22nd April 2022
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Will you help? A donation today could help the Strathdon Community Development Trust continue its vital community projects.
The Strathdon Community Development Trust (SCDT) was created to help the community and local groups take forward the Strathdon Community Action Plan and to develop ideas for making the area a better place to live, work and visit. The Trust is a limited company with charitable purposes. We rely solely on donations and grants to carry out our vital role for the Strathdon community.
Over the past three years the Trust has worked hard to secure funding and deliver a number of community projects. This includes installing a snowgate webcam, building a network of community walking paths, publishing and distributing the Fits Gan Doune newsletter, holding public meetings in local community halls, securing liability insurance and recruiting over 300 members. We have also set up the SCDT Facebook page, got funding to renovate the community tennis court and set up a community events calendar. The trust secured £5,000 from foundation scotland to help our communities response to Covid 19. The trust donated £2k to the Strathdon Foodbank. And donated funds to help our local village halls. The trust also supports the Strathdon silver circle
one priority for the Trust is to find ways of generating a sustainable income to reinvest in the community - helping our community not just to survive but to thrive. The future prospects for the Strathdon community were challenging before the COVID-19 pandemic and now with a difficult economic environment over the next few year , more than ever, Strathdon faces some huge economic and social challenges.
The Trust had secured funding to investigate projects to generate some sustainable income by drawing in tourists. We were also looking at a larger mid to long term projects. But these are all currently on hold given the current pandemic crisis. But your donation could ensure the Trusts survival and ensure that future community projects progress further.
The SCDT ability to raise general community funds was hit very hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. This comes at a point in the Trust’s early development where there are no financial reserves and where grants are on hold or disappearing. We rely heavily on face to face events in the community such as raffles and community events to raise funds. We have calculated that just to stand still the Trust needs to generate around £2,000 a year (just to cover meeting costs, newsletter costs, public Insurance liability costs and our snowgate camera).
If the SCDT ceases to exist it seems unlikely that the development of projects to generate sustainable income for the community would be able to go ahead - leaving the Strathdon community less financially resilient and without a single focus for community activity to galvanise around.Will you help? Even a small donation today could help ensure the survival of the Strathdon Community Development trust ensuring its vital community projects continue?
A donation could also help The Strathdon Community Trust further support the Strathdon Community Foodbank, the local village halls, the on going development of the Strathdon paths network , the continued distribution of the Strathdon newsletter. And provide a structure to find funding towards community projects eg affordable housing .
- 2 years ago
John Morris2 years ago
Thank you so much to everyone who has already donated 🙏 🤩
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Jan 8, 2022
Keep up the good work. V useful camera.
Nov 29, 2021
Oct 31, 2021
Beautiful cycling and skiing. Please keep the camera going!
Jim & Elsie Gordon
May 6, 2021
Keep up the good work.
Morag and Alan Stuart
May 5, 2021
Love the footpaths, we need to all help make Strathdon an enjoyable place for residents and visitors alike!😊xx
Jack and Cath
Mar 21, 2021
Mar 20, 2021
Super thing to be backing
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