The Trust was established by a charitable trust deed in order to hold funds contributed to the Trust and apply them for the benefit or furtherance of the charitable provisions of the Trust which is to offset the adverse affects caused within the former District of Cumnock and Doon Valley by shallow mining operations.

The Trust's objectives are to support projects in the former local government area of Cumnock and Doon Valley which would benefit communities within that area which have been and continue to be adversely affected by the opencast mining industry.

The policies adopted in furtherance of these objects are to apply trust funds to provide leisure and environmental improvements which help compensate communities for the disturbance caused by opencast mining activity.

At the AGM of the Cumnock and Doon Valley Minerals Trust held on 8 June 2018, it was agreed, given the limited funds likely to be available for disbursement in the future, to amalgamate all available funds into one pot with applications from groups within New Cumnock, Ochiltree and Netherthird being given priority to any funds.  It was further agreed that preference would be given to legacy applications.

The next meeting of the Minerals Trust will be held on Friday 3 April 2020 and the closing date for applications is Friday 13 March 2020.  Another meeting will be held on Friday 13 November 2020 and the closing date for applications for that meeting is Friday 23 October 2020.

Minerals Trust Notes for Applicants

Further information can be found the Minerals Trust website.

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