Our aim is to help the local community to develop and we depend on ideas from local people to do this. Our skills and our funding can help local groups and projects to do things that otherwise would be difficult for them. There is no shortage of great ideas but without encouragement and financial help they remain as ideas and the enthusiast can get discouraged. We intend to make these projects possible and demonstrate that a small community can work together to improve its standard of living. To do this: - We provide grants to community groups and projects through the Community Fund Grants Scheme. - We deliver projects directly and in partnership with other groups. - We provide training and opportunities to help members of the community get more involved. - We make connections between groups that allow projects to happen and ideas to be developed. - We manage our resources for the long term too so that future generations will benefit.