Hello, the Trust was established by a charitable trust deed on 25th May 1995 in order to hold funds contributed to the Trust and apply them for the benefit or furtherence of the charitable provisions of the Trust which is to offset the adverse affects caused within the former District of Cumnock and Doon Valley by shallow mining operations.
The Trust’s objectives are to support projects in the former local government area of Cumnock and Doon Valley district which would benefit communities within that area which have been and continue to be adversely affected by the opencast mining industry.
The policies adopted in furtherance of these objects are to apply trust funds to provide leisure and environmental improvements which help compensate communities for the disturbance caused by opencast mining activity and there has been no change in these during the year.
Ken Robinson Secretary of the Trust retired on 31 December 2016.
The administration of the Trust has been taken over by the Democratic Services Department of East Ayrshire Council.
I have been involved with the Trust since its inception in 1995 and since 2000 have been Secretary.
To date nearly £14m has been distributed in grants to organisations etc. in the former Cumnock and Doon Valley Area. I have thoroughly enjoyed being involved and wish the organisations well in the future.
ONLY PROJECTS WITHIN THE FORMER CUMNOCK AND DOON VALLEY AREA CAN BE FUNDED.
Next meeting 17th March 2017
Closing date 24th February 2017
(Please Note- As the Trust are receiving little income the Trustees have agreed that the Trust will meet to consider applications in November and April each year. The next meeting date is as above.)