New Luce Community Trust

New Luce Community Benefit Fund

The whole community have been involved in identifying opportunities for new projects and services and in setting the funding priorities that guide the Trustees’ decisions since the Trusts conception.

There has been in-depth community consultations giving all members of the community (not just members of the Trust) the opportunity to identify their needs and aspirations for the future of the community and to come up with ideas or projects that might be funded.

The Trust’s Board of Directors have been guided by these consultation processes and, beyond this there has been further consultations to gauge community support for individual projects; particularly high value projects where external match funding has been sought.

The first Community Action Plan was completed in 2023, with a new consultation period taking place to identify new projects and initiatives going forward for the next 5-10 years.

The new Community Action Plan can be found on the downloads page.

How much is available?

Payments of up to £200,000 per annum can be expected.

What will the Trust support?

SPR have agreed key funding priority themes:  Community projects; Job creation; Community assets; Communications infrastructure; Reducing the cost of energy; Tourism development plan.

The Trust will be able to support a wide range of charitable activities that are in accordance with its Purposes.  The Trust will primarily support projects located within or directly benefiting the New Luce Community Council area, although it will be able to consider proposals from outside the area if they include a clear benefit to the New Luce community.