Welcome to CCDT
Callander Community Development Trust (Scottish Charity SC034462) is a charitable organisation of volunteers, set up in 2003. Through its membership, it undertakes practical projects for the benefit of Callander community.
These projects have been identified in the 2003 and 2008 Community Action Plans after consultation with the people of Callander by household questionnaires and public meetings about what is wanted to improve our town and the quality of life for us, the residents, as well as for visitors. Many items on the wish list are not provided by statutory bodies or national organisations and therefore a local action group must take the initiative to develop what is feasible with voluntary effort. Hence the Development Trust which works voluntarily for the benefit of the community.
Membership of the Trust is open to everyone in the community by paying an annual subscription of £5. No funding comes to the Trust from local or national rates or taxes. Before each project can be taken on, considerable time is spent applying for funds from grant-giving sources.
The Trust is managed by a Board of eight directors elected at the Annual General Meeting from the membership, and seven directors representing a cross-section of local interests: young people, churches, heritage, environment, businesses, community council and schools.
Top: The Red Bridge. Photo: Ali Reid
Callander Community Action Plan 2012 - 2017
The Callander Community Action Plan sets out priorities for the development of Callander over the next 5 years. Download the Community Action Plan here.
Photo: St Kessog's Spire: Ali Reid
Town Co-ordinator Appointed
Callander Community Development Trust are pleased to welcome Sheila Winstone to the post of Town Co-ordinator. She will be working with all local groups and agencies to help deliver our five-year Community Action Plan. Her immediate priorities are to review local organisations and their activities, tackle transport, broadband, out of school childcare and public toilet provision.
News and Events
This year we raised £711 at the Christmas Breakfast. CCDT would like to thank Campbells Butchers, Tesco and CYP for donating food, Isla for donating her time to cook for us and all the people who helped on the day for making it such an enjoyable morning.
We are delighted to announce that we are now generating and exporting electiricty to the national grid! Read more.
The Callander Geodiversity Trail leaflet is now available to download here.
Callander Summerfest will breathe new life into St Kessog's this summer, kicking off at 2pm on 12th July. Read more.
The Callander Mountain Bike Trails Project are looking for input into their project to develop trails around Callander. To give your views, please complete this survey.
Callander Community Hydro Project has now secured £1.9 million in funding for Scotland's first community developed and wholly owned hydro scheme on Forestry Commission Scotland land. Read more.
At this year's CCDT's Annual General Meeting Frank Park was elected Chair, Liz Klisky was elected Vice-Chair, Hilary Gunkel was elected Treasurer.
Callander Community Flood Action Group have prepared a survey in order to gain an accurate picture of which properties are at risk of flooding in Callander. Download the survey here.
Callander has achieved tremendous success during 2008 in three competitions in which it was promoted by the Trust. The first of these was in Beautiful Scotland's Neighbourhood Awards Scheme in which Callander was awarded a Certificate of Merit. Read more.
CCDT entered Ken Dunn - one of Callander's outstanding champions - for the Nationwide Community and Heritage Awards. Ken received not one but two awards in recognition of his contribution to the preservation of Callander's heritage. Read more.
Callander won the regional award in the Calor gas Village of the Year competition. CCDT went to London to receive the award on behalf of the community. Read more.
Photo: Callander Main Street: Ali Reid