North Berwick Trust Ltd (NB Trust) is a local charity working to help make North Berwick a great place to be!
– more sustainable, resilient, vibrant, inclusive and equitable.
NB Trust is managed by 9 elected volunteer Trustees from within our community, supported by 2 part time employees.
Working in partnership with others, NB Trust uses its resources to help meet identified community needs and improve the quality of life of the residents of North Berwick. We work to ensure that a ‘North Berwick Forever Fund’ is available to benefit the North Berwick community in the long term.
Through our grant-giving program, we support individuals and organisations in need living or operating within North Berwick. These include -
- Supporting and enhancing recreational, cultural and sporting activities and facilities
- Supporting and enhancing educational and lifelong learning opportunities
- Conserving and enhancing the historic and built environment of North Berwick
NB Trust is also proudly developing and maintaining 39 acres of green space in the town, as a Country Park for the benefit of the community.
The North Berwick Trust was established in 1973 by the Provost, Magistrates and Councillors of the Royal Burgh of North Berwick for the benefit of the residents of the burgh and their dependents. The North Berwick Trust is a Registered Scottish Charity (SCO00135: registered on 1st May 1975) and is now a Limited Company.
When it was formed, the Trust acquired 103 acres of land at Mains Farm by the (then) Town Council and, until 2015, managed and safe-guarded that land within its Charitable Purpose. In 2015 some of the land was sold for development, which has resulted in the Trust substantially increasing its income and activities. The Trust’s financial assets are currently around £15 million. 50 acres of land remain in Trust ownership. The Trust is now a significant local grant-giving organisation and disburses funds for the benefit of the community in line with the conditions stated in the Trust Deed.
The Trust’s Strategic Framework sets out its strategy for benefiting the community, both by proactively leading and managing projects itself and by awarding grants. The overall Strategic Framework is applicable to all of the Trust’s activities and can be viewed on the Vision page.
As a registered charity, the Trust submits accounts annually to the office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. You can download a copy of the 2019/20 Financial Statement here.