Following a Community Survey in 2016, 59% of respondents answered yes to the question “I think Garve and District should develop its own Community Development Trust”, this resulted in the The Garve & District Development Company being formed and incorporated on 9 May 2017. Our boundary is that of the Garve and District Community Council, we cover all post codes within the area highlighted in black on the boundary map.
As a Community Company, our mission is to improve the social, cultural, economic and environmental well-being of individuals and businesses by identifying and meeting community needs. We will create enterprise and projects, care for the environment, and promote the use of local resources, working with and for the local community, involving people, groups and businesses. You can request a copy of our Memorandum and Articles of Association at any time.
Development Companies and Trusts
There are a number of Development Trusts/Companies throughout the United Kingdom they are all community based, and member-led. They are engaged in the economic, environmental and social regeneration of a defined area or community. They are independent but seek to work in partnership with other private, voluntary, and public - sector organisations.
We also act as an ‘anchor organisation’ which means that we can suport other third sector, voluntary or not-for-profit groups. Sometimes these groups have limited capacity to employ their own staff, or they may need advice on how to set-up projects and bring in investment and we are happy to assist.
We look forward to working with and for our community, feel free to contact us as anytime we love to chat! Our normal office hours are Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am to 4pm.
Living Wage Employer
We are proud to be a Living Wage Employer.