Ullapool Community Trust is a ‘not-for-profit’ organisation set up to deliver projects that benefit the community which we serve. Ullapool Community Trust’s remit area (or community) is sometimes referred to as our area of benefit and is shown in the picture below, highlighted by the red line. It includes the highland communities of; Elphin, Strathcaniard, Rhue, Leckmelm, Braemore, Lochside, Dundonnell, Scoraig, Badcaul and Gruinard as well as the main population area of Ullapool Village itself.
Development trusts are organisations operating in the United Kingdom that are: community based, owned and led. 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.
Ullapool Community Trust also acts as an ‘anchor organisation’ which means that we often support 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, they may also use the Trust to undertake initial feasibility work into projects that they believe will benefit our communities. Ullapool Community Trust acts as a third sector business incubator, we help to support other charities and groups in their initial development. Sometimes these groups remain linked to the Trust and bring income back into the community. Sometimes these organisations “spin-off” from the Trust and set-up on their own after an initial period of support.
Real Community… Real Cohesion
Wow! Thank you so much to everyone who voted for Ullapool Swim Club Riding the Wave Project at the 3-D fund today. The £2000 will give a huge boost to the club to help cover costs as it grows. The funding will help keep membership fees down so that its accessible to as many 8-18 year olds as possible and now we can buy new kit, pay for more pool time, go to and hold more galas and train more volunteers to train the new members.
On behalf of Lochbroom Community Council I’d like to congratulate the organisers of the 3D fund and all today’s presenters for a first class event. Also a huge thank you to all those who voted for the Morefield Park zip wire bid. We’ll be trying to get the ball rolling on this as soon as possible
On behalf of the UHS Charity Committee, we would like to thank all who voted for us and supported us yesterday. We are very excited to be given the opportunity to start this new project. We would also like to thank everyone who organised the event which we thought was a huge success. Also, well done all the other groups as well whether they got the money or not!