Fittie Community Development Trust (FCDT) is a charitable organisation set up in September 2015 by local residents to support the development of our local community and, specifically, to work towards the development of a shared space in the village that would provide the “community hub” necessary as a focus for supporting activities designed to support and enable the growth of a rich and vibrant community for all within Fittie. We are involved in a range of local groups and activities and listen and learn from what local people say they want from a community asset.
Aims of the Trust
The primary aim of the FCDT is to provide an open access community space for the residents of the Footdee Conservation Area. The objectives of this project are to:
- secure the Footdee Gospel Hall from Aberdeen City Council, through a Community Asset Transfer under the Community Empowerment Act (Scotland) 2015,
- raise funds to renovate the local disused Gospel Hall and garden to make them ‘fit for purpose’ as a community hall,
- use the Gospel Hall as a self-funding, non-profit, community facility primarily for the meaningful involvement and empowerment of all residents, of all abilities, of the Footdee Conservation Area.
Subsequent aims of the FCDT are:
- to fund the running and maintenance costs of the Gospel Hall by letting the Hall out to suitable external organisations and individuals
- to provide a centre for information on the history and heritage of the Fittie community
Legal status of the Trust
The FCDT was successfully awarded Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) status by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator in June 2016 (charity number SC046775). The outline structure, roles and responsibilities and processes described in the Constitution of the Trust.