Community Trust Fund
SRG aims to support the communities it operates in, not only in terms of jobs and wealth creation, but in fostering involvement and high standards of community provision across a range of areas including sport, education, environment and health.
The key element of delivering this commitment is the establishment of a community fund (Minerals Trust Fund) which receives a levy per tonne of coal mined.
The fund is distributed by the Trustees to local organisations and projects for the direct benefit of the local communities.
Typically, the Trust is a registered charity. Trustees are drawn from local communities and consist of elected councillors, community and Group representatives. The local Site Manager is the main interface.
The total funds distributed in the last 6 years, to Minerals Trust Funds for onward spend in the communities were £5.15 million.
- £97,000 to refurbish Kingseat Community Centre
- £20,000 to improve the school grounds at Clentry Nursery
- £150, 000 for the Dalmellington Silver Band to build a new band hall, purchase new instruments and uniforms and cover transport costs