This document is an application form for membership of Strathnairn Development Company (SDC.) Applicants should read SDC’s Constitution and its Data Privacy Notice (DPN) before completing this form.
What is SDC?
SDC is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (No: SC036807) and is regulated by the Office of Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR.)
It has been set up as recommended by Foundation Scotland (FS) in their review, dated May 2017, of the Strathnairn Community Benefit Fund (SCBF,) and following a community consultation in 2017.
What does SDC do?
SDC is to engage in community development, to have a role in getting community projects off the ground, working with SCBF, other funders and community organisations.
It has recently joined Development Trust Association Scotland (DTAS,) an organisation that supports community development trusts, such as SDC, all over Scotland.
How does SDC differ from SCBF?
The FS Review recommended separating SCBF's funding functions from the community development functions that SCBF had come to fulfil. SDC is to carry out community development in Strathnairn, and its constitution has been written so as to make use of community development legislation.
What is its structure?
SDC has a two tiered structure that comprises :-
a board of trustees who govern the organisation; and
a member body that controls aspects of SDC’s, and elects the board.
Why should you become a member?
SDC is governed by its constitution, which fully describes the role of members. As a member of SDC, you will be signing up for certain statutory duties, including to :-
act in the interests of SDC; and
ensure SDC acts in a manner consistent with its Constitution.
These statutory duties mean that OSCR requires SDC to keep a Register of Members. SDC’s DPN gives details on how your personal data is kept.
Members attend member meetings, share ideas and participate in decisions that affect how SDC operates. To remain a charity, SDC needs at least two members. To make full use of community development legislation, SDC requires at least 20 members.
Can anyone join?
Applications are invited from Strathnairn residents, who are :-
over the age of 16;
entitled to vote at a local government election in a polling district that includes the current Strathnairn Community Council area or part of it;
support SDC’s purposes; and
as defined in Clause 13-14 of the Constitution.
To apply for membership of SDC, please complete this form.