What is a Development Trust?

A development trust is a community-owned and led organisation, working to combine community-led action with an enterprising approach to address and tackle local needs and issues.The aim of a development trust is to create social, economic and environmental renewal in a defined geographical area, creating wealth within that area and keeping it there.

That is exactly what we are seeking to achieve with Thurso Community Development Trust, we are community members, taking community action, led by the Thurso Communities identified issues and aspirations. We seek through an enterprising approach to create jobs, wealth and a better Thurso for all.

We are ambitious, pro-active and our Board, Staff, Members and Volunteers genuinely love bringing community spirit to Thurso.

 Thurso Community Development Trust formed in January 2018 with the purpose of making Thurso a better place to live, work and visit for all through community-led sustainable development. We adopted legal status as a SCIO in January 2019 with the charitable objective of “The advancement of community development principally within the Community” Our community is defined constitutionally via postcode range and encapsulates the community of Thurso within the boundary of the primary school catchment area of Thurso.

The vision of Thurso Community Development Trust for Thurso, is for our place to be celebrated as a beautiful community connected, active and ambitious place with a strong social purpose and a spirit of wellbeing. Where all members and sections of the community are encouraged to think big and contribute to active involvement in local decision making. An ambitious, creative, healthy, active, integrated, empowered and environmentally sustainable place with a thriving local economy and community facilities which create an extraordinary and secure legacy for future generations.