Lismore Community Trust
Lismore Community Trust is a company Limited by Guaranteewithout a share capital. Registered i Scotland No SC376707. Registered Scottish Charity No SC041461. Registered office: Bachuil, Lismore, Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland PA34 5UL email email@example.com
What is the difference between the Community Trust and the Community Council?
The Community Trust is a company listed at Companies House and able to receive and distribute funds according to its Articles of Association and its Objects. It is a private limited company owned by its members who vote for a Board of Directors to run a company on their behalf.
The Community Council is the third tier of statutory government representation in Scotland. A Community Council bridges the gap between the Local Authority (Argyll and Bute) and community (residents of Lismore). Community council’s help make local authorities, other public bodies and national government aware of the needs of the communities they represent. A community Council is made up of elected Councillors who are elected by the community.
While there are differences in the responsibilities the Community Council and the Trust we aim to work together for the community.
So what is the purpose of the Trust ?
These are Listed in the Articles of Association (section 4)
a) To manage the community and associated assets for the benefit of the Community and the public in general.
b) To advance community development including rural regeneration within the community area.
c) To advance the education of the Community about its environment, culture, heritage and history;
d) To advance environmental protection or improvement including
i) Preservation, sustainable development and conservation of the natural environment,
ii) The maintenance, improvement or provision of environmental amenities for the community, and
iii) The preservation of buildings or sites of architectural historic or other importance to the community
e) To encourage, promote and support economic and social development , in the community area, that is demonstrably in the interests of the community;
f) To seek to provide energy from renewable resources for the benefit of the community
g) To deliver local projects that provide employment and/or help create a useful resource base for the future;
h) To maintain and develop the community and its culture.
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