What is Thornhill Community Trust (TCT)?
TCT is a charitable organisation established in 2004
- to improve the quality of life by providing a framework for community development in Thornhill and its environs
- to preserve, restore and improve the environment through the provision, maintenance and/or improvement of public open space and other public amenities and other environmental and townscape regeneration projects
- to provide facilities for recreation and other leisure time occupation
- to promote, establish and operate other schemes of a charitable nature for the benefit of the community
TCT provides a framework under which volunteers can start up projects, apply for public funding, carry out the projects, publicise the results and meet up with other volunteers. Once a project is up and running, it can remain under the TCT umbrella or become independent.
TCT is now looking after the Thornhill Environment Fund which is available for “educational provision relating to ecology and the environment”. Currently we have active subgroups for:
- Thornhill Environment Activities
- Paths Development
- Plants and tubs
- Biodiversity Group
Who can join TCT? What does it involve?
TCT has an operating area defined as a circle with a 4.5km radius centred on the A873-B822 cross roads at the west end of Thornhill Main Street. All adult residents (age 16 or over) living within the operating area can join TCT. If you live outside this area you can still register as a supporter of TCT and get involved in the projects.
You can be as involved as you want to be! Being a member of TCT keeps you informed about activities going on in the community. It gives you the opportunity to comment on and influence current projects. Or you can get actively involved in current projects, and suggest new areas for development.
TCT is funded by membership money. Having a strong membership base also ensures we have the finances we need to run the organisation.
TCT provides a framework for volunteers to start up and run projects, apply for public funding, publicise the results and meet up with other volunteers. TCT also links with other groups such as Thornhill and Blairdrummond Community Council and the North Common Trust to work on projects. Current TCT projects include Thornhill Views and the Thornhill Environment Fund.
What do the Trustees do?
TCT is a Scottish Charity Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) which means it has a group of Trustees to maintain an overview of TCT’s activities and ensure the aims of the trust are fulfilled. The Trustees meet every 6 – 8 weeks to monitor how on-going projects are doing and discuss any new developments and how they can be supported. Some trustees are more directly involved in projects, while others are mainly involved through the discussions at the meetings. Meet the current trustees here.
How do I become a member?
For further information email Secretary@thornhillstriling.org
You can donate to TCT while shopping online when you use the Easyfundraising or Amazon Smile link, click on the image below.