The Ballantrae Trust was formed in November 2017 as a company limited by guarantee (now also a charity) to benefit the community of the Ballantrae Community Council area with the following objects
The advancement of community development (including the advancement of rural regeneration) within the community
The provision of recreational facilities, or the organisation of recreational activities, with the object of improving the conditions of life for the persons for whom the facilities or activities are primarily intended
The advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science
In conversation we describe this as “Supporting local businesses, encouraging tourism and developing unique events” and “Ensuring Ballantrae remains a great place to live, work and visit”.
The Trust replaced the Ballantrae Development Group which had been operating for the previous 7 years as a sub group of the Ballantrae Community Council.
The Trust’s 11 Board Directors are responsible for the strategy of the Trust. They are supported by a p/t Development Officer (DO) job share.
The Trust has 131 members (at 20 November 2018).
The Trust is currently responsible for a number of projects.
Becoming a Member
The Ballantrae Trust : Categories of Membership
Ordinary Membership is open to anyone aged 16 years or over who:
(a) is ordinarily resident in the Ballantrae Community Council area
(b) is entitled to vote at a local government election in a polling district that includes the Ballantrae Community Council area or part of it; and
(c) supports the objects and activities of the Trust.
Associate Membership is open to individuals who are not ordinarily resident in the Ballantrae Community Council area and to organisations (wherever they have their principal office or place of business or main area of operation) that support the objects and activities of the Trust. In the case of an organisation which is not a corporate body, the organisation itself cannot be a member of the Trust; instead, membership shall be open to an individual nominated by that organisation but on the basis that no more than one individual nominated by each organisation can be a member of the company at any given time.
Junior Membership is open to those individuals aged between 10 and 15yrs (whether or not they are ordinarily resident in the Ballantrae Community Council area) who support the objects and activities of the Trust.
There is no membership fee.