Calling all local groups – Linlithgow Community Development Trust needs your views!

Over the next couple of months Linlithgow Community Development Trust is reaching out to all 140+ community organisations, voluntary groups and social enterprises across Linlithgow. The Trust is inviting groups to take part in a survey asking about your needs, challenges and priorities.

Take part now!

LCDT is a community organisation formed by residents of Linlithgow and Linlithgow Bridge to deliver change to benefit the community. Overall, we want to look at how the Town can become more self-sufficient, imaginative and enterprising. We appreciate that to be ambitious for our Town we need to work collaboratively and in partnership with others.

To date the Trust has primarily focussed on progressing an outdoor multi-sport facility with a range of local stakeholders, which is now well underway.  We recognise that it is now time to re-engage with community groups as well as explore other social enterprise opportunities.

Findings from the survey will inform our focus of work over the next year. This might be ways to help groups work together, joint training for volunteers, help with funding applications, organising shared resources or ways to develop social enterprise ideas.

Pamela Barnes, LCDT’s Development Worker says…

“Linlithgow has a huge amount of positive community led action and voluntary work happening, through voluntary groups, charities and social enterprises.  There are lots of opportunities for us to work together, develop new ideas and deliver even better services and activities. We want to know how we can support this, to make Linlithgow an even better place for everyone.”

Do you help run a local community group?

Local groups, organisations, clubs, societies, associations, charities, social enterprises… if you’re involved in Linlithgow, we’d love to hear from you!

Survey closes Monday 6th March, so take part now and get in on the conversation.

Then, on 14th March we are hosting a Community Summit at the Burgh Halls

All community groups are invited to attend. This event is to share and discuss survey findings, as well as offer a range of facilitated workshops on key issues such as leadership; volunteering; funding; governance; marketing and enterprise. The day will be a great networking opportunities for a diverse range of local groups, and to find out more about the Linlithgow Community Development Trust.

It is so important for every local community organisation, voluntary group and social enterprise to take part and complete the survey. It only takes 15 minutes!

Three easy ways to complete the survey:

  1. You can complete the survey online
  1. Arrange a visit from Pamela, our friendly Development Worker, at a time that suits you
  1. Drop in to the Vennel Office (across from the library). Anytime from Monday 20th – Thursday 23rd February between 9am – 3pm

To arrange a visit or if you need any assistance with the survey, please email Pamela or call her on 07981 922 490 or.  Remember, the survey closes on Monday 6th March.

Let’s get better at working together!