Dunvegan Community Trust was set up initially as an unincorporated association in 2009, with the primary aim of distributing the Community Benefit Fund generated by the Ben Aketil Windfarm. Funding has been available to constituted, not-for-profit groups that operate in The Dunvegan area, and over £250,000 has been distributed since the fund was established.
In 2022 DCT successfully applied to become a SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation) , which is a legal form unique to Scottish charities, this will allow the Trust to run its own projects in a more ambitious and progressive way, which opens the door for the purchase of land and buildings and helping develop local assets for the future. The SCIO constitution has also been approved by Scottish Ministers to ensure it is compliant with Right to Buy legislation. Our new Charity Number is SC052078.
See our Membership section for more information about the SCIO aims and the responsibilities of Trustees and Members. Dunvegan Community Trust SCIO will also continue to support local charities and individuals through grant funding, as it has done in the past.