WAT IF? Area Map
Membership is open to all persons who live or work in the WAT IF? area aged 16 or over, applications for membership are approved by the Board of Trustees.
See 'Join the Trust' for details on membership.
To engage in activities which benefit and support the rural community principally by:
- Attracting funding to resource local projects and activities.
- Administering those funds in accordance with criteria set out by Trustees.
Projects supported or undertaken by WAT IF? must be charitable and relevant to the Trust's purpose, which are:
- Advancement of rural regeneration and community development.
- Promotion of the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment.
- Encouraging access to open spaces and enhancement of recreational opportunities.
- Advancement of heritage, culture, history, arts, science and education, including lifelong learning
- Other similar schemes and projects of a charitable nature for the benefit of the community.
Board of Trustees
In February 2011, a group of local residents formed the WAT Improvement Group as a formally constituted, “not for profit” organisation without charitable status. The objectives of the group were to carry out small scale projects and improve the environs of the area to:
- improve the conditions of life for the community
- promote the advancement of civic responsibility and community development
- investigate the formation of a community Development Trust to attract funding for sustainable community project.
Membership was open to all persons who accepted the aims of the organisation and reside in Woolfords, Auchengray, Tarbrax and its environs.
Current Legal Status
The Steering Group was set up in September 2011 and first approached the Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS) for advice in November 2011. In 2012, the Woolfords, Auchengray and Tarbrax Improvement Foundation (known as WAT IF?), was established. The Trust was established as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) on 28 November 2012. The SCIO consists of up to 9 Elected Charity Trustees who form the Board and, initially, up to 20 Committee Members. Committee Members are drawn from local residents, groups, workers and businesses.
The Board of Trustees are appointed by the members and meet 6 times a year.
Current Board of Charity Trustees:
Chairperson - Pat Mavor
Treasurer - Pat Mavor
Secretary - Mandy Meikle